Located in South Hamilton, MA., Myopia Polo is one of the oldest clubs in the country and one of the largest in the Northeast. The club has 5 polo fields, including 3 tournament fields. The program is run by a professional manager, includes a full-time licensed instructor and is fully accredited by the USPA. The season traditionally begins Memorial Day weekend in May and runs through the middle of October. Over 50 players, ranging from first year novice to 6 goal professionals participate yearly. Myopia Polo welcomes all players to join in our introductory Coaching League, our regular Club Program or our exciting Tournaments, as described below.
THE COACHING LEAGUE
Myopia's introductory program is the Coaching League. Currently run by 2 goal professional, Estani Puch, the coaching league offers polo 3 days a week on the Myopia outdoor fields. If players do not have their own horses, they are available to rent by the chukker or to lease, with stabling, grooming and transportation provided. Instruction is provided during the chukkers by Estani and some of the professional players who often drop in to help Private lessons are also available. Although mostly playing with other coaching league members, opportunities exist for playing with the other Myopia members in regular practices, the traditional Sunday afternoon Captain's games and the Cub's low goal tournaments.
A competent level of riding experience is required as often this
is the first experience for new players on large outdoor fields transitioning from either other equestrian disciplines or arena polo.
The main or regular polo program at Myopia provides members with polo in Club practices, Sunday afternoon Captain's games on historic Gibney field and Club sponsored tournaments. Players can either participate as full Season members with priority in the Sunday Captain games and pay the lower member fees in tournaments or as Associate members with full playing privileges but lower priority in Captain's games and paying non-member tournament fees. All members are welcome to participate in player and umpire clinics, the enjoyable after the game gatherings, our spring and fall meetings and the Polo Ball in the Myopia Hunt Club. Membership is by invitation and open to all players demonstrating the ability to safely and competently play at a more advanced level.
Myopia Polo hosts 4 USPA tournaments during our tournament season in July and August. The Harrison Cup begins in early July and is played at the 6 to 8 goal level. Next is Myopia's USPA National Tournament, the Chairman's Cup, played at the 8 -12 goals. In early August the 6 goal Forbes Cup is played, followed by the 6 goal Governor's Cup. The tournaments traditionally have 4 to 6 teams participating, 2 USPA professional umpires and players and teams from both Myopia and from other clubs. Myopia also hosts a 2 Goal intraclub tournament in late June and two 4 goal tournaments in July and August open to all Myopia and other players.
Polo is also played in the Joseph Poor outdoor arena located at the Myopia Schooling Field. The fully lighted arena hosts polo in the spring and fall for Myopia polo members and the affiliated Crimson Interscholastic and Harvard Intercollegiate Polo Clubs.
For further information on Myopia's Polo programs, please feel free to contact Myopia Polo at firstname.lastname@example.org.