Join the Arapahoe Hunt Cross Country Pace at the Colorado Horse Park, September 23rd! Course starts at 9am, and a food vendor will be there, but you can bring your own lunch.
Always fun to watch as many of the jumpers dress in costume and have a great time dressing up their horses as well.
There are three divisions, so everyone can find an appropriate group to compete in:
- Division A – Most challenging, you must jump very element (approx 2’11” high)
- Division B – Moderate with fences at 2′ 7″, rider may jump any element, but must jump
- Division C – Fences optional. Great for beginners, kids. Fences available from 2 ‘3″ up thru 2’7″. Pass thru the flags, and you are good!
Join us for the George Guy Memorial Tournament at R & L FARMS POLO CLUB, August 26th – 28th. This tournament is a great way to celebrate your polo season, and it’s unique format makes for fun, fair play.
* Individual Entry
* Top Rated Players become your Team Captains for the weekend
* Everyone gets to play – if you are a player, your in!!
* Only have 2 chukka’s? Team up with someone and play this fun event!
Call Lise at 303.378.7692 and be included in this fun event!
Fox Hunters are already legging up their mounts. Mark these dates on your calendars!
- September 24 Arapahoe Pair Pace at Plum Creek Hollow
- October 9 Arapahoe Hunt Opening Day
- October 16 Bijou Springs Opening Day
Practices on Wednesdays 5:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11am
Tuesdays and Fridays 5:3opm Coaching LeagueMay 14th Opening Day
MAY – all easy practices, getting horses and players in shape!
June 4/5 – practice
June 11th –Mallets Up – Polo for Pups and Ponies
June 18/19 – Open for sponsored charity or company event
June 25/26 – 20/30 Denver Polo Classic @ Columbine Polo Club, Littleton, Co – Get your tickets early!
July 9/10– Team Practice
July 16/17– USPA Governor’s Cup 4-6 Goal at the Denver Polo Club
July 23/24- USPA Congressional Cup 2 – 6 Goal
July 30/31– USPA/PDF Seniors tournament
August 5/6 – practice
August 13/14 – USPA Amateur Cup 0 – 2 goal
August 20/21 – Open for sponsored charity or company event
August 27/28 – George Guy Memorial Open Tournament
September 3/4 – Labor day weekend
September 10/11 – Last weekend of play & BBQ
Call or Email Lise for Tournament Details and Deadlines 303.378.7692
Never played polo before? Not a problem – our polo lesson is just right for you!
- During the 2 hour introductory Bucket List Lesson, we will lead you, in a group lesson with other new polo players, through a graduated program of learning the rules and tactics, the polo swing and polo riding on a polo pony that is geared to your level of riding experience – from the non-rider to the experienced rider.
- You will then after some ‘stick and ball’ practice at hitting the ball from the pony and have some fun!
- Bring your family and friends! After you all enjoy some polo, have a picnic in the grounds and watch the club matches
- Theory: Learn the rules, discuss team tactics and positional play
- Practice hitting: Club provides foot mallets and instruction prior to mounting on the real horses!
- Riding: Mounted on very quiet, safe horses geared to your riding experience, you will practice riding and then hitting the ball under instruction. Learn to move, stop and turn your polo pony.
- Chukkas: Everyone has the opportunity to play a ‘mini game’ with an instructor on each team. The team scoring most goals wins.
Cost $150 per person Call to schedule today! 303.805.0448
- July 11 – 12 USPA Congressional Cup 0 – 4 goal Team Entry
- July 25 – 26 USPA/PTF Senior Tournament
To be played for at any USPA member Club so requesting at a handicap level and under conditions established by the Club with the approval of the Circuit Governor. The following rules shall apply:
- Each player shall be a USPA member who reached his/her 50th birthday prior to the event. The aggregate age of each team must be a minimum of 220 years.
- Entry requirement of $150 per player, payable to the Polo Training Foundation.
- Players must enter as an individual and the Club Tournament Committee shall form the teams to assure even competition.
- August 8 – 9 USPA Amateur Cup 0 – 2 Team Entry
No player with an individual handicap of more than two goals is eligible to play.
- Aug 29 – 30 George Guy Memorial Tournament Individual Entry
This is a fun tournament that encourages players from anywhere, USPA rated or not, to participate in a fun weekend. Teams are made up on Friday Night Aug 28th, with the highest rated players present becoming Team Captains. Captains go off and take turns picking players, and may end up with 4 – 6 people per team, based on how many chukkars each player can play! It’s all for fun at the end of the season! Entry fee will be posted later.
Stabling available! We look forward to those traveling to come and stay! Camp out!
We look forward to seeing you!! If you have any questions, please call Rick 303.513.7922 or Lise at 303.378.7692
• Entry Fee $700/team
• Entry deadline, Tuesday night prior to event. Include Team Captain, ratings of all players, & substitutes. Each team captain is responsible for confirming all players are USPA rated and paid up. Email attached form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 303.646.2525.
• Draws are the Wednesday nite prior to the event, @ 7pm at R & L Farms, captains attend or call (303.378.7692), or by proxy.
• Game times 11 and 12:30 pm, at our fields, Elizabeth, Colorado. May be adjusted based on time entries.
• Finals on Sundays, along with a BBQ. Bring a dish! Tailgating encouraged!
Tournament Committee: TBD
Horse Welfare: Rick Lontin
Start planning your polo season now! Opening day May 17, 2014, and you’ll want to have your horses up, and be in shape!!
Dues go up April 26 2014,….
Published on Apr 27, 2013
US Polo Open 2013
As featured on YouTube from the USPA website.
Polo at RL Farms at 11 today and tomorrow. Hecklers, spectators and freeloaders for the BBQ are invited.
USPA 0 – 2 Goal Amateur Cup this weekend!
By R & L Farms Polo Club
Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, 2012
1:00pm until 3:30pm
Polo Reserve/Columbine Fields. 1 mile West on Mineral Ave from Santa Fe.
Deadline for entries Friday nite 6pm. We have 2 teams now, and thanks to Bob J at Columbine for hosting the field!
Call or text Lise for gate code. Students and Guests may park next to sand track, and walk up to the South field.
Cost per team entry $500, all players must have USPA membership current as of Friday at 6pm, or will not be eligible to play.
Location & Directions
The Polo Reserve is located at 4401 W. Mineral Avenue in Littleton. It is about 1 mile West of Santa Fe Drive and 1 mile East of South Platte Canyon Road, just West of South Platte Park and Aspen Grove Shopping Center. Use the Google map below to create customized directions for your needs.
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Polo lessons and league play is on for all levels at RL Polo Farms in Elizabeth Colorado, just minutes from Parker, Castle Rock, and Denver
Join us for some to play or watch some exciting lessons and club league polo play this week on Wednedays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at RL Polo Farms in Elizabeth Colorado.
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While polo is played in South Africa, they have no mounted foxhunting there, so why we have a South African braai after foxhunting, put on by the polo players in the hunt, is a bit hard to explain. In any event, it’s become the best “hunt breakfast”of the year, and since none of our hunt “breakfasts” are served before lunch time, this is also hard to explain why we call them such.
A braai is imilar to a potluck party, this is a social event which is casual and laid-back, where family and friends converge on a picnic spot or someone’s home (normally the garden or verandah) with their own meat, salad, or side dish in hand. Meats are the star of the South African braai. They typically include boerewors, sosaties, kebabs, marinated chicken, pork and lamb chops, steaks, sausages of different flavors and thickness, and possibly even a rack or two of spareribs. Fish and rock lobster commonly called “crayfish” or kreef in Afrikaans, are also popular in coastal areas to add to the braai.
The other main part of the meal in some regions of the country is pap (/ˈpɑːp/, meaning porridge), actually a thickened porridge, or the krummelpap (“crumb porridge”), traditionally eaten with the meat. Made from finely ground corn/maize (similar to polenta), it is a staple of local African communities and may be eaten with a tomato and onion sauce, monkeygland sauce or the more spicy chakalaka at a braai. The pap is cooked in a potjie pot, which is a cast iron kettle, typically with three legs made to sit on or near the fire side.
BUTTERFLIED LEG OF LAMB
A butterflied leg of lamb cooks in one-third the usual time and is a breeze to carve. Trim off the fat, turn the lamb skin side down and start at the small (shank) end with a sharp knife cutting under the hip bone to separate the leg from the hip bone under the joint. Make a straight cut down through the meat to the ball end to the knee. Then separate from the knee joint and remove the flesh. Spread the meat skin side down tad cut out the visible fat. Make a cut through the meat into a more even thickness by halving the thickness using length wise slashes. Follow the recipe for lamb asado from here.
On June 10, 2012 for the R&L Polo Farms Club Tournament, Team Colorado, with Dave Starman, Glee White, Tom Wisehart, and Mark Dominico (in blue) beat Equipage (in pink) consisting of Rebecca Patoile, Mike Welker, Rick Lontin, and Gene Burk 5-3. It was a great day for polo in Elizabeth, Colorado.
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