The Polo School at IPC Now Accepting Students

Wellington, Fla. – Nov. 22, 2017 – International Polo Club (IPC) is proud to announce the launch of The Polo School at IPC beginning in December of 2017. The Polo School is accepting students of all skill level and disciplines, and has six polo ponies available to accommodate any rider for lessons. To celebrate the launch of the school and to promote the sport of polo, introductory lessons are half-price. Lessons are offered by hourly rate, and packages of ten lessons are available at a discounted rate.

Lessons at The Polo School at IPC are taught by resident instructor Gates Gridley and are available by the hour or in packages of ten.
Lessons at The Polo School at IPC are taught by resident instructor Gates Gridley and are available by the hour or in packages of ten.

The Polo School at IPC is managed by Gates Gridley, resident instructor and Gladiator Polo™ manager with polo playing and training experience of more than 17 years. Gridley was instrumental in bringing Gladiator Polo™ to Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC after the concept was created and launched in January of 2017 in Wellington, FL by Mark Bellissimo, Gladiator Polo™ Founder and Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners whose properties include IPC.

Bellissimo’s motivation behind Gladiator Polo™ was to broaden the reach of equestrian sports to fans and enthusiasts of action-packed, mainstream sports such as hockey or football. Following its success in both Wellington and Tryon, Bellissimo is now motivated to grow interest in polo through the new Polo School at IPC.

The Polo School at IPC will be open for lessons seven days a week, which can be made by appointment.

“It has always been, and remains, our intention to make polo more accessible at all levels,” said Bellissimo. “We have made great strides in 2017 with the introduction of Gladiator Polo™, as well as the Polo School at Tryon Resort. We are excited to bring this success back to Wellington, FL with the implementation of The Polo School at IPC. We believe that it is imperative that the International Polo Club, the home of the U.S. Open, has a lesson program.”
Lessons are available seven days a week by appointment, and inquiries can be made to Gates Gridley at 203-232-6935 or jgridley@equestriansport.com.

Rates:
Single lesson: $150/hour
Package of ten lessons: $125/hour
Introductory lesson: $75

For more information on the International Polo Club Palm Beach, visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.

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