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Cheese, Wine & Polo!

I contacted a barn that specializes in polo (Fox Meadow Farms in Naperville). The trainer, Dan Healy, suggested we do a Polo Party- It would consist of a 2 hour polo lesson, wine, and cheese. They can accommodate up to EIGHT riders. I booked for Saturday, February 8th. 

Exact prices are in: $100 to ride, $25 to audit and participate in the party including wine, snacks, food, polo videos, etc. 

There will be a polo lesson with discussion. We will begin with the very basics. I spoke with Dan, and he says they can even accommodate riders with little to no riding experience, so do not shy away because you think you won't be good enough! 

Dan has turned down a job in LA to teach us, so as many people as can commit and come out would be greatly appreciated! We have 4 mounted spots left available, and an unlimited amount of auditors. Let's build a reputation as a "serious" horse group in the Chicago area- the more we get involved in barns, the more likely people are to open up their facilities to us! 

The deposit has been sent in- so we are CONFIRMED for this meetup. So far riding we have: 

Abby

Fred

Rose

Laura

Jamie

Emily


There are still two mounted spots available, and we have an unlimited number of auditors! Let me know if you would like to ride!

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  • Elizabeth

    Very fun.

    February 9, 2014

  • Tamara D.

    I have another event that day - I will join you guys soon!

    February 7, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    There is a slight chance I will be called to do business out West, but otherwise I'm in!

    February 2, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      I am traveling for business, but not until next week. I'll be able to make it to polo. :)

      February 4, 2014

    • Emily M.

      Awesome! Can't wait!

      February 5, 2014

  • Rose T.

    Emily, does the facility accept credit cards?

    February 5, 2014

    • Emily M.

      I'm not sure- I would plan on paying cash!

      February 5, 2014

  • Rose T.

    I am planning to drive if anyone needs to carpool.

    February 3, 2014

    • Rose T.

      I will text you both with my address. Maybe easier to meet at my place around 12:30 and we can drive out together? I live right across from the I-90/94S entrance ramp.

      February 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      meeting at your place sounds good.

      February 4, 2014

  • Emily M.

    Hello everyone! Hope you all are staying WARM in this horrible awfulness we are enduring. I sent in our deposit today for the polo, so we're locked in! I have confirmed riders: Abby, Rose, Fred, Laura, Jamie and myself. No backing out! Sandra- are you still planning to audit?

    Can't wait to GET IN THE SADDLE!

    January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd love to do it if we do this event again!! Sorry I'm missing it.

      January 31, 2014

  • Sandra U.

    Sorry I can't make it since I am heading to Florida to get out of this cold misery! I am looking forward to seeing pictures though!

    January 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Smart!!!

      January 31, 2014

  • Kathy P

    I was interested in auditing but did not want to confirm my RSVP until closer to the event since the weather has been constantly changing and so unpredictable. Do you need definite confirmation for auditors right now or is next week OK??

    January 28, 2014

    • Emily M.

      Next week is OK! I hope we see you there!

      January 28, 2014

  • Emily M.

    Exact prices are in: $100 to ride, $25 to audit and participate in the party including wine, snacks, food, polo videos, etc. There will be a polo lesson with discussion. We will begin with the very basics. I spoke with Dan, and he says they can even accommodate riders with little to no riding experience, so do not shy away because you think you won't be good enough! Dan has turned down a job in LA to teach us, so as many people as can commit and come out would be greatly appreciated! We have 4 mounted spots left available, and an unlimited amount of auditors. Let's build a reputation as a "serious" horse group in the Chicago area- the more we get involved in barns, the more likely people are to open up their facilities to us! I will be putting down a deposit on this at the end of the week- so if you RSVP, PLEASE be there.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    That sounds fun but I'm out of town that week. I used to board at Fox Meadow it's a great facility.

    January 13, 2014

  • Katie G.

    I will be out of town that weekend unfortunately; bummed to miss out! Cant wait to hear the war stories :)

    January 13, 2014

  • Sandra U.

    Depending on the date, I will come to just watch!

    December 6, 2013

  • Eileen

    Hope to be able to come watch. Lunch after? Honey-Jam Cafe at Rt 53 & Boughton Rd. nice place.

    December 2, 2013

  • Rose T.

    I cannot do the 18th of January, but other dates look good.

    November 27, 2013

  • Eileen

    If I'm free the day you go to Fox Meadow, can come watch. I live just a mile or two from there.

    November 26, 2013

  • Rose T.

    Sounds like fun...I've always wanted to try polo!

    November 25, 2013

  • Rose T.

    Thanks for joining us, Fred. That really was a fun ride in spite of the brisk weather and I enjoyed meeting you and Chrissy. Please let me know when you guys usually ride, as I would love to join you as often as I can!

    November 25, 2013

  • Fred M

    Rose - thanks for organizing the great trail ride on Saturday! It was fun and looking forward to more.

    November 25, 2013

  • Emily M.

    I was thinking either the 11th or 18th of January. Let me know if those dates will work for people, and I will throw it past the barn.

    November 25, 2013

    • Emily M.

      Could also do the 8th of February.

      November 25, 2013

  • Kathy P

    Sounds a little advanced for me but I am willing to come along to observe and join in for Cheese &Wine depending on the date.

    November 25, 2013

  • Donna S.

    Sounds good to me - but need a date to definitely confirm. What an interesting idea.

    November 25, 2013

  • Katie G.

    This sounds fantastic!! I have never played polo either but have considered it over the years

    November 25, 2013

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