Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Learn to play with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a one-hour small-group polo lesson at The Polo Organization in Essa (a $150 value). Students must be 10 years old or older to participate.
The Polo Organization eases horse handlers of all experience levels into beginner polo experiences on the verdant grounds of La Maroma farm. After an initial assessment, expert instructors match small groups of players to trained school horses, coaching duos on the basics of riding, formation, mallet swinging, and how to high-five a hoof. The organization’s 180'x80' elevated indoor polo field allows for technical learning, evening play, and life-size chess under hanging lights. In between mount manoeuvres, enjoy Nottawasaga Valley views through the arena’s custom-built plate-glass windows.
The outdoor facilities embrace rider-horse teams in a fully fenced polo field, 120'x60' training arena, and 800-metre exercise track. School staff members equip riders with confidence in their controlled environment as well as helmets, mallets, knee pads, and tack. Professional photographs, which pupils can bring home upon class completion, are taken to capture the equine epiphanies of all first-time players.
The Polo Organization
Towering evergreens surround The Polo Organization’s 100-acre collection of playing fields and arenas, which host students during riding and polo lessons. Instructors take on both beginning and experienced students, revealing subtleties of the sport such as objectives, technique, and why water polo is not regular polo on seahorses. Mallets, helmets, and horses are provided during each 60-minute lesson, and students are advised to wear jeans or riding breeches along with flat-soled riding boots. While students meld body and spirit with new equine friends, a professional photographer snaps photos, which pupils can then hang on a wall or embroider to the chest of a collared shirt.
5539 5th Sideroad
Essa, Ontario L0L 1L0