Cedar   Valley               Polo     Club

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Friendly, Family, Fun Polo

 
     The Cedar Valley Polo Club is a family oriented club founded in 2005 that has good, safe, fun polo year round. The club is conveniently located just north of Toronto. Beginners and visitors always welcome! Anyone from the ages of 7 to 70 can learn to ride and play. Horses are always available for rent, you don't ever need to own! Boarding options are available for those with their own horses, polo ponies and pleasure horses alike. Riding camps take place throughout the year, teaching kids how to ride, care for horses, as well as other team building activities! 
 

Weekly Polo Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30pm


Thursday at 6:30pm


Saturday at 3:00pm


Sunday at 3:00pm

The Basics of Polo

The game consists of various numbers of chukkas, or periods, of seven and a half minutes. Players score by using a long handled mallet to hit a ball into a goal while on horseback. Polo is traditionally played on a 300 yard by 160 yard grass field with three or four players on each team. There are many rules in polo designed to keep the players and horses safe, the most governing rule being the line of the ball. To put simply, the line of the ball is an imaginary pencil thin line that travels all the way around the world depending on the direction the ball is traveling. This line is like lanes highway, you can not cross into another lane. The horses used in polo are most commonly Thoroughbreds and Argentine Thoroughbreds ( an American Thoroughbred crossed with the Argentine Criollo) . The manes of polo ponies are clipped off to ensure that the riders hand does not become tangled in the mane while playing. The horses tails are also braided and tied up with tape to prevent the mallet from getting caught.