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Welcome to Newport Living and Lifestyles I’m Christon and we are here with Minnie
Keating daughter of Dan and Agnes Keating who own Newport Polo
and she’s gonna tell us all about her new facility, the largest and newest
facility within a hundred miles of the area, indoor arena.
Welcome ! Thank you !
Thank you for coming! We just kind of moved in to our our new
state-of-the-art polo winter training facility.
Winter – hats. gloves.
and this facility opens up an opportunity for us to
continue polo all throughout the year, in the winter months, when the ground is
frozen, we can still enjoy the sport, we can still teach lessons and recruit new
players and keep the fun going and train horses, train people and
get everybody geared up and ready for the next season.
What’s your history? I know that you educate at Brown University.
I coach the Brown University men and women’s polo team and I studied English and art at University of
Colorado in Boulder and then I came back and I’ve been teaching teaching polo and
being director of equine management here at Newport polo and
coaching high school and adults and just a lot of horses and a lot of teaching.
A wealth of information! What are the other services that you guys provide here.
We provide riding, basic riding lessons, riding for polo, we offer private lessons.
We host games for our high school teams and also for Brown
University and Roger Williams University. We have a lot going on in that regard
and then we also we have intro clinics for adults
we’re starting up a middle-school and tiny tiny kiddo program as well and we
have a bunch of inner Club games and inner Club tournaments that we are
hosting in-house for the Newport Polo Club and all of those people.
You have 33 stables here?
We have 36
So people can board as well
People can board and people can also trailer their polo ponies in. They can also rent the
facility for horse shows or whatever their discipline is as
well and come in rent the big arena and have some fun!
How can they get in touch with you?
The best way to get in touch is usually online at NPTpolo.com
also on there’s all my contact information so people can text me or
send me an email, call me and we can set something up!
Direct access. Can’t get better than that!
Well what do you have in store for us today?
So today, the plan is, we’ve dolled up a
few of our best polo ponies and we’re gonna have everybody meet the horses,
we’ll give a little background about Newport polo and about the the sport in
general, and then get all of you guys on
and give you guys a good polo lesson!
Alright ! well good thing that I’ve been working out because I understand it’s a pretty good workout
This is Sol on my left here the chestnut and the gray is Ella.
Hi my name is Luke
Getting a couple horses ready here for you guys.
I help take care of the horses and groom and I play as well,
but basically taking care the horses, making sure they stay fit, fed and happy and
then play and exercise them when they need it
This is our stance and squeezing your knees straps you in.
The more weight you push down that straps you in, that tension
So we are doing English style?
so its a mixture of English and Western
Its like it needs something, though
Yeah, It needs a horn in the saddle
The mallet doesn’t reach the ground, exactly, so that is where getting the booty out
Then you feel more comfortable
You can always put your knuckles on the horses neck to stabilize.
Perfect! , Well, Thank you!
and We look forward to seeing you on Newport Living and Lifestyles.