From polo's beginnings in Asia more than twenty centuries ago, China played a major role during the sport's initial stages, with polo forming part of the country's everyday life during its golden age. In recent years, polo has recovered sustained growth and development in the country, with new enterprises going ahead, such as the Tianjin Goldin Metroplitan Polo Club, the Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club, the Tang Polo Club, the Sunny Times Polo Club and the Shanghai Premier Club. There are many other projects on the way. With an ever-increasing calendar of tournaments and events, and with a group of players waiting to learn all about how the sport is played, polo is returning to its former glory in this part of the world. In this site, the polo enthusiast will be able to enjoy reading about the latest news, looking at the photo galleries, and a lot more referred to this sport in China.
March 9th, 2012 Add comment
Junior Equestrian & Polo Programme
At Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club from March 31st.
A happy group photo at Metropolitan Polo Club on a JEPP weekend.
Following the overwhelming success of the Junior Equestrian & Polo Programme (JEPP) hosted last spring and summer, Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club is proud to offer the Programme again this year. Tailored specifically to introduce boys and girls to the joy of riding and the thrilling sport of polo, these weekend courses will commence on March 31, 2012. Altogether there are five courses, each course lasting for two days.
This unique residential weekend programme covers horse riding, stick & ball (mallet practice), wooden horse practice, basic polo tactics, polo lecture, stable management as well as a demo polo game. The course is led by experienced polo and equestrian professionals, namely Derek Reid (Director of Polo Operations, former Australian National Polo Team Captain) and Isabel Branch (Senior Equestrian Instructor, UK teenage eventing champion).
Students will stay overnight and enjoy sumptuous meals at the 5-star standard Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club Hotel which is located by the polo field.
The course is open to boys and girls aged 12-18 years. Prior riding experience is not necessary. The course fee is 8,000 Yen per person.
Enquiry: (86) 22 8372 8888 ext. 7886
Junior Equestrian & Polo Programme Course Schedule:
i)31 March 1 April
ii) 7 April 8 April
iii)14 April 15 April
iv)21 April 22 April
v)28 April 29 April