NYC Polo Club at Haviland Hollow Farm (www.nycpolo.com) is headed into its 2015 season with another year of solid growth. On the heels of rave reviews from the polo and equestrian community over the past six years, NYC Polo continually develops a strong following of professionals, students, 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, fun-loving people, family-friendly environment, and its unique position as one of the few year-round polo clubs in the country.
NYC Polo boasts a year-round polo program with two top-notch polo fields and two polo arenas. The summer polo season runs from May until October and has 4 to 14-goal polo for its members. The winter season runs from November until March and play is for beginner to intermediate levels. The facilities include a new 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 that both the polo and equestrian clients like to use. The club offers lessons for beginner and intermediate players and a high-school polo program was introduced four years ago.
“Many of our students have gone on to play matches outside of the club and received MVP and compliments on the quality of their play. We break down the game into horsemanship, hitting, playing, and rules skills. Once our students learn the basics, we encourage them to improve,” says owner and two-goal rated player Sam Ramirez, Jr. The club has successfully introduced people of all ages to this challenging and exciting sport in a unique way, having already 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. The fields are well designed for an afternoon of relaxing on the hill while picnicking and viewing a match.
NYC Polo says they’re thrilled to see their friends come visit. On July 4, the club will host its annual White Polo Ball, which features dinner and dancing as well as an award for the best-dressed couple. Also, on August 3, USPA Masters Cup matches will begin, and the awards will be presented after the finals on August 16. Get ready for a great season!
For more information, visit nycpolo.com or email Sam Ramirez Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check out NYC Polo on Facebook at facebook.com/nycpolo; Instagram @NYCPolo; and Twitter @NYCPoloClub.