Those with riding experience (not necessarily polo experience) are invited to spend 5 days with polo pro Ernie Darquea and player Misti Chastain at the Empire Polo Club. We expect riders to have basic skills, with the ability to walk, trot, canter in an open space. Riders should also be able to catch, tie, and tack up their own horse without assistance.
Campers get detailed instruction including swing technique, position, strategy, rules, and stick/ball drills. We also attend games, where polo players are available for Q and A. Several stick and ball sessions at the polo club, with instruction happening off site at a nearby polo farm.
Camp begins the morning of Feb 9th. Campers are welcome to fly in any time before then, however accommodations won't be provided until Feb 8th. Early arrivals will need to arrange for their own accommodations prior to Feb. 8th.
Airport pick up and drop off is available for $75 per trip. This fee can be split between multiple campers getting picked up at the same time.