Welcome to the Polo School at Tryon Resort!

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The Polo School at Tryon Resort accepts 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 during the spring and summer by appointment. The ponies are stabled on-site at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and the lessons will take place on the derby field.


What to Bring:

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.

For more information or to request a lesson, please fill out the form below.

Polo School Inquiry