It's Polo Season and we are eager to get started! We will begin the season with a few days of easy chukkers and then move into offering chukkers 3x per week starting June 1st. We will start out in the arena and then work in the grass field when it's ready. We are looking forward to offering polo lessons and clinics this summer as well and are excited to announce that polo professional Tiger Kneece and his family will be at Bloomfield for July and August.
TIGER KNEECE WILL JOIN US FOR JULY AND AUGUST
We are excited to announce that polo professional Tiger Kneece will be working with us at Bloomfield for July and August. At the height of his career Tiger carried a 7-goal handicap. He has a great deal of polo experience on the field as well as in managment, coaching and lessons. He will be sharing his expertise with us this summer and will be offering lessons and clinics at Bloomfield. More details to come!
REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Beginning June 1st our regular schedule will be as follows:
TUESDAYS at 6 PM in Bloomfield Arena
THURSDAYS at 6 PM in Bloomfield Arena
SUNDAYS at 5:30 PM in Bloomfield Arena or Bloomfield Grass-when field opens
Any changes will be announced in advance and reflected in the Signup form.
COVID-SOCIAL DISTANCING PROCEDURES
Social distancing procedures are in place. Please be respectful of one another.
First and foremost, please do not come if you or anyone in your party is not feeling well.
Please maintain 6 feet distance from others.
The east wash rack will be open to those trailering in and hand sanitizer will be available.
Fee structure is by the chukker only and payable on date of play.
Arena Chukkers $15 per chukker
Grass Chukkers $25 per chukker
Cash, check payable to Bloomfield Farm or Venmo to @Tabitha-Orthwein.
A yellow zipper pouch for collection of fees will be located in the center aisle of the barn on a clipboard. Please mark your payment with a sticky note or put in envelope if payment is cash so we know who it's from. Thank you for helping us keep track of your payments.
A limited number of horses are available for lease by the chukker. Arrangements should be made with Tab Orthwein at 518-526-5705 BEFORE signing up for chukkers.
Horse lease for arena chukker $50 plus chukker fee.
Horse lease for grass chukker $100 plus chukker fee.
All players must be current USPA members in good standing: Join/Renew USPA here.
All players must sign 2021 WAIVER (link to printable waiver below or get one at the barn).
ALL chukker signups will be made online using this SignUpGenius. Signup deadline is 5 pm the day before chukkers.
Please respect the 5 PM day before chukkers signup deadline as it allows us to get everyone a chukker schedule in advance and helps us all to be efficient. Providing the chukker schedule in advance is beneficial and appreciated by our members.
If you have special requests such as early chukkers, late chukkers, green chukkers, please list it in the comments section when you signup and we will do our best to accommodate.
Chukkers will begin promptly at the advertised time.
Good sportsmanship is expected with the goal of fun friendly polo for all.
Whites are required June-August.
HELMETS are REQUIRED by anyone on a horse at any time. Thank you for your cooperation. Players are responsible for navigating the new USPA NOCSAE helmet requirements.
Players should have a RED, a WHITE and a BLUE shirt available for each practice (not pink , gray, black etc...).
For safety players must wear either goggles or have a facemask (not a covid one!).
QUESTIONS? If you have any questions please give us a call!
Will Orthwein: 518-526-5708 Tab Orthwein: 518-526-5705
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