What We're About:
Here on the University of Kentucky Polo team we are dedicated to improving the skill and knowledge of the game of polo while maintaining a fun and social environment. The polo team is an entirely student run organization so it helps promote commitment and responsibility to all of its members. There are no limits to who can play; whether you've been playing polo for your entire life or never been on a horse before, all are welcome! The team will work with each individual and adjust to their level of skill and experience so that you get the most out of the team that you possibly can. Most importantly, the UK Polo Team provides students with an opportunity to get out and have fun, with a great group of people and forming lifelong friendships with your teammates.
Where We Ride:
The UK Polo Team is based out of West Wind Stables, where we keep all of our team ponies as well as hosting practices and games. West Wind is a beautiful farm located a convenient 15 minutes from the University of Kentucky campus. Located on 80+ acres of land, they are able to provide the team with our own private barn containing two tack rooms and a bathroom, ample turnout space, and a large covered arena where we play. Additionally, West Wind offers a variety of boarding packages for those students who wish to board their own horses at the barn as well. More information can be found at their website: www.westwindky.com
Additionally, we are lucky enough to be stabled only 15 minutes from the amazing Kentucky Horse Park, and are able to hold practices and games there several times per semester when trailering is available.
Because the team is self run, we are responsible for all work concerning our horses. This includes all fees concerning board, farrier, vet, etc. as well as barn work and maintenance. As a result, full members must be prepared to partake in all responsibilities concerning the care of our ponies. However if this proves to be a problem for any certain member they may work something out with the team for an additional cost.
What We Offer:
At UK Polo we offer a variety of different options for students to choose based on the amount of time and commitment they wish to supply:
TEAM MEMBERSHIP - $1500 per semester
A team membership is the most inclusive membership we offer. Team members have the opportunity to attend three practices a week, full access to horses, arena, etc. to ride at any time, and opportunities to play in both home and away games. Full team members are also responsible for feeding the horses twice per week.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP - $500 per semester
A club membership is a great option for students who wish to participate in the team without committing to the same level of time and money. Club membership allows members to participate in one practice per week, as well as playing in two JV games per semester. Additionally, club members will only be required to feed horses one day per week.
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS / PRACTICES - $35 per hour
We offer individual lessons or practices to any student who wishes to take one. This is an ideal opportunity for many students as it provides a level of flexibility that team and club memberships do not. Individual lessons are perfect for people who wish to try the sport out to see if they like it, where they can work one on one with their instructor to get the most out of their time. Lessons or practices are also great for students who have more experience but simply wish to participate in a more flexible manner.