Welcome to the Polo School at Tryon Resort!
We are now accepting students from all ages, riding levels, and disciplines for polo lessons. Our program currently has six ponies available for polo lessons seven days a week by appointment. The ponies are stabled on-site at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and the lessons will take place in one of the arenas located next to the barn.
- $75 for 30 minutes
- $100 for 60 minutes
- $750 for a package of 10 lessons
What to Bring:
- Helmet if you have one (if not, we can provide)
- Riding boots (or shoes with a heel)
- Riding pants, tights, or comfortable jeans
Meet the Polo Instructor:
Gates Gridley has been playing polo for over 17 years and has competed professionally throughout the United States. His entire family is involved with the sport; his father even founded a polo club in upstate New York. Gates also manages the new arena polo phenomenon, Gladiator Polo. He worked on establishing the series in Wellington, Florida and is now helping to organize the upcoming competitions in Tryon.
Lessons on the polo simulator are also available.
For more information or to request a lesson, please fill out the form below.