Polo School

Come Play With Us!  ♦ NO Experience necessary! ♦

If you live in the valley and are interested on taking polo lessons or joining our Champs League for beginners,  please feel free to contact our Polo School Director Mike Denby at info@azpoloclub.com. We offer group lessons or private lessons according to your needs. We have a number of group clinics throughout the season so join our mailing list to keep up to date on the next one!

Never been on a horse? no problem! We encourage you to take a polo lesson! We will arrange a lesson according to your abilities and skills. We also have riding instructors to help you get started in the saddle. Students can start from age 10.  The coaching  league helps students become familiar with polo, rules, riding while enjoying polo in a slow pace setting with peers of their skill and coached by more expert players and polo professionals. Arizona Polo Club and Polo School provides students all of the necessary equipment as well as matching riders polo ponies best suited to their individual needs.

Meet our polo pros and instructors both bring years of experience to our program!

 

Mike on his first pony
Mike on his first pony

Pintureros Cup-1267Mike Denby – Director of Player Development  Mike has been riding since he was in the womb.  He started playing polo on a real pony – Comanche(photo, right). He then spent his formative playing years with the St. Louis Polo Club playing with the Orthwiens, Busch’s and others as part of the scrimmage and tournament traveling squads playing tournaments across the Midwest and Northeast.  Mike attained a rating of 1 goal.  He returned to playing polo this year in support of his daughter Katalyn and we are very excited he has agreed to commit his time and energy to help Arizona Polo Club develop its current and future members.  The new Player Development Program will have two parts – the Development Squad for group learning and the Leg-Up Learning for individualized training. Mike is also a CU rated USPA Umpire.

In addition to his background in polo Mike also brings his GoPro camera with him to scrimmages and matches for play review with students. He will also video and analyze your swing piece by price to get your form as near to perfect as possible!

 

 

 

 

Chica 1Andres Camacho Castilla is originally from Colombia where his family founded the club in Bogota. He is currently the highest rated player in the state with an outdoor handicap of 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diego Florez facilitates and instructs our beginners clinics. He is currently rated a 1 goal.

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polo clinic632Natalie Camacho runs the AZ Womens League. She first started polo at UC Davis in 1999. Natalie assists beginner players with everything from tack, lessons to leasing and purchasing horses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cinics are a great way to introduce yourself to polo- and a great way to spend an afternoon with friends!

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 Group Polo Lesson
$100
 Group Polo Lesson package (10 lessons)
$900
 Private Polo Lesson
$125
 Private Polo Lesson Package (10 lessons)
$1,125
All lessons include: arena fees, pony, tack, mallet, and gear.

 

 

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Polo School Program

The polo school program consist of several phases necessary for someone to have the basic knowledge about polo, polo riding and move to the next step which is playing polo at slow pace with peers of the same level and supervised by polo professional and advance polo players. We recommend to have initial polo lessons to get familiar with the polo lingo, riding and get an idea where each individual stands. after the end of the 10 lessons, we encourage all students to join the Gecko League and continue to train and play at slow pace and with coaches that will explain the game, rules and personal observations. Students should continue to take individual lessons to sharpen up their personal skills and needs.

Group Polo Lesson or Gift Certificate for  Polo Lesson – $100


Group Polo Lesson Package (10 Lessons) or Gift Certificate for  Polo Lesson Package – $900


Private Polo Lesson or Gift Certificate for Private Polo Lesson – $125


Private Polo Lesson Package (10 Lessons) or Gift Certificate for Private Polo Lesson Package – $1,125