NYC Polo Club at Haviland Hollow Farm

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NYC Polo Club at Haviland Hollow Farm (www.nycpolo.com) is headed into its 2016 season with another year of solid growth. On the heels of rave reviews from the polo community over the past seven years, NYC Polo continually develops a strong following of polo players, new players entering the sport through the clubs large lesson program, and fans from around the world. The farm, conveniently located one hour from midtown Manhattan and 30 minutes from Greenwich, has become known for the incredible quality of its facilities, its great polo training program for beginner and intermediate players, fast and competitive polo tournaments, and its unique position as one of the few year-round polo clubs in the country.

NYC Polo Club boasts a program with two top-notch polo fields and two polo arenas. The summer polo season runs from May until September 24 and has 4 to 14-goal polo for its members, with the majority of play at the 6 goal level. The winter season runs from November until March and play is a similar level. The facilities include a 325×125–foot outdoor arena, a 200×100–foot indoor arena, riding trails, and a nice turnout on 250 acres. In addition, the farm has two half-mile sand exercise tracks. Members have the ability to play competitive polo year round.

The club’s training and lessons program is one of the most active in the country introducing beginners to the sport through a comprehensive program that focuses on riding, skills, rules and strategy. In addition, the training team helps intermediate players improve speed, technique, and strategy. A high-school polo program was introduced five years ago and is available for young players who want to pursue the sport at the college level.

“Many of our members have gone on to play matches outside of the club and received MVP and compliments on the quality of their play. Once our members learn the basics, we encourage them to improve,” says owner and two-goal rated player Sam Ramirez, Jr. “Our training team has a 5 month program for even the most novice of players that gives them the foundation needed to enter the sport safely.” The club has successfully introduced people of all ages to this challenging and exciting sport in a unique way, having produced many players that started with little to no experience.

The social aspects of NYC Polo offer horse enthusiasts an opportunity to come and watch scheduled games and tournaments as well as attend charity matches in September. Guest can also come see the USPA Players Cup starting on July 25 and the USPA Masters Cup on August 15. The fields are well designed for an afternoon of relaxing on the hill while picnicking and viewing a match.

On June 4, the club will host its Opening Day BBQ, which will feature an evening of delicious food and live music.