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Ready to Try Polo? Here Is Quick Guide for Your First Polo Lesson

Updated: 6 days ago

a young rider with a big smile on a sweet pony and friendly riding instructor in a nice indoor arena
Polo is Fun and Accessible at Beverly

Have you always wanted to try polo but wondered where do you even start? Take it step by step with polo lessons on safe and experienced polo ponies at Beverly. No experience is required to learn how to ride and no big commitment is needed to start. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way. Here is our how to guide for setting up your first polo lesson at Beverly.

Start By Telling Us About You.

At Beverly, we want to ensure that all riders have a safe and enjoyable experience. That's why we take the time to get accurate information about your experience to ensure that we match you with the appropriate horse. We will start with a quick text or phone conversation to learn about you and find a good time to start.

What to Wear.

For your visit, please wear jeans (or long pants, leggings, breeches, etc.) a pair of hard, closed-toe shoes with a heel. Bring a riding helmet (ATSM/SEI certified - not bike), if you have one; otherwise, we have some available to borrow).

When to Arrive.

For your first lesson, please arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Although your horse will be groomed, tacked up, and waiting for you, you may want a cushion of time to find your way around and get settled. We have a lounge for you to store your things. If you need to borrow a helmet, we will give you a variety to try for fit. A limited number safety vests are also available.

Getting Started.

When you are ready, we will help guide you through the process of getting on. Once you are on, celebrate: Getting on is sometimes the hardest part!

spacious riding arena with lighting high ceilings and groomed footing
Ponies Prepared for You and Your Pro

Learning the Basics.

Your instructor will go over the basics of riding, mallet skills, and the game of polo. Before moving on to a new skill, your instructor will confirm that you are comfortable with the current skillset and ready to progress to the next. Riding, like most things, is progressive and your instructor will make sure you understand the “why” as well as the “how” we do things.

After the Lesson.

You will hand your horse to a groom who will take care of your horse. And just like that, you are on your way to playing polo!

a young rider with a pony in a grooming area
Soon, You Will Be Ready to Play!

There is a lot of information about polo on our website. Find out more about our pricing on our lesson page. We have information about watching polo at Sunday Polo on our News page and here.

We hope to see you soon at Beverly!



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