NYC Polo Club: Haviland Hollow Farm (Video)

NYC Polo Club at Haviland Hollow Farm Enters its Ninth Season of Sport

NYC Polo Club at Haviland Hollow Farm (www.nycpolo.com) is headed into its ninth season with another great year of polo for members, new players introduced to the sport through the lesson program and high school interscholastic players pursuing opportunities to play in the intercollegiate polo programs at top universities. Over the past eight years, NYC Polo continually develops a strong following of polo players, new players, and offering some of the most competitive 4-8 goal polo both in outdoor and arena tournaments. The farm, conveniently located one hour from midtown Manhattan and 30 minutes from Greenwich, has become known for the quality of its facilities, its great polo training program, 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 the end of September and has 4 to 12-goal polo for its members, with the majority of play at the 6-8 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, two half-mile sand exercise tracks and plenty of turnout on 250 acres. Members have the unique ability to play competitive polo year round.

The club’s training and lessons program is one of the most active in the Northeast 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 six years ago and is available for young players who want to pursue the sport at the college level. For a full list of college polo programs, email  info@nycpolo.com.

“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 watch scheduled games and tournaments as well as attend charity matches in September. Guest can also see the USPA Players Cup on July 24 and the USPA Masters Cup on August 14. The fields are well designed for an afternoon of relaxing on the hill while picnicking and viewing a match. To receive the schedule of games, please send an email to: info@nycpolo.com