Polo was the winner at the Linfoot Clinic0

Posted on December 18th, 2012 in News

A sunny day, clear blue sky, snow-capped mountains smiling down from the distance… What a great way to start the 2-day Corky & Kathy Linfoot Clinic at the Eldorado Polo Club. On Friday night all the participants joined the Linfoots for a “Meet & Greet” in the Cantina with pizza and drinks. An early start on Saturday had two groups alternating between lessons in the hitting cage with Corky, and Riding Instruction with Kathy. Saturday afternoon concentrated on more riding drills, throw-ins, and knock-in practice.

The Clinic saw a nice turnout with 10 participants from all over California, and even a few from Canada. Veterans like Lyn & Herschel Cobb and Reg Whyte are improving their polo skills alongside beginners that heard about the Clinic and thought they’d give it a try. Up-and-coming players like Hank Uretz participated to learn from some of Polo’s greatest teachers and gain a new perspective on the sport.

After a gourmet dinner at the Cantina tonight, it was early to bed and early to rise for another full day of instruction tomorrow. Topics like horse preparation, bridling & maintenance and game strategy were covered, along with 2 controlled game situations that Kathy filmed and reviewed with the participants.

It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm of new players, as this whole new world is opened up to them – they could be the future Patrons of our sport and Eldorado is proud to be hosting this Clinic and contributing to the future of Polo in California.

 

Eldorado would like to make this a yearly event, or even a bi-yearly event depending on the interest shown. Please give us your feedback and let us know if you’d be interested in taking the Linfoot Clinic and what dates would suit you. 760-342-2223 eldorado@eldoradopoloclub.com