The Orange County Polo Club (OC Polo) had its start over 30 years ago at a stable near Anaheim Stadium and was originally known as the Winston Polo Club. It was here that Denny Geiler first became involved in polo and would later take on the role of Club President. Over the years, the club has been located at many equestrian facilities throughout Orange County.
Recently, Denny jumped at the chance to ensure that OC Polo will always have a place to call home in Orange County. In 2015, Denny and his family purchased an older stable in Silverado Canyon, and built a brand-new state of the art stables and polo facility at the renamed Rancho Silverado Stables. The new facility showcases two polo arenas, stabling for over 60 horses and a clubhouse that acts as a central gathering place for family and friends.
OC Polo is a family affair. Many of our members, management, staff and ownership are multi-generational polo players. Even the family members who don’t play polo, play an integral role in our club.
For those new to the sport, the Club features a polo and riding school run by USPA Certified Polo Instructor, Heather Perkins. Students of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Believe us when we say anyone can learn to play polo!
POLO AND RIDING SCHOOL
OC Polo offers private and group polo lessons for all levels taught by USPA Certified Instructors. Lessons are designed around your personal goals and cater to individual skill level and experience. The main focus is on developing proper swing technique, game comprehension and developing riding skills specific to polo. Our emphasis is on creating safe, well rounded horsemen with a passion for the sport.
NO PREVIOUS RIDING EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Lessons include 1 hour of mounted instruction. We focus on riding skills, hitting technique and game strategy.
Group lessons include scrimmage time.
Junior polo lessons and interscholastic program is available for children 10 years and older.
Students are encouraged to stick around and join in on the club’s social activities.
One hour lessons include instruction in both horsemanship and riding skills, with the goal of creating a well-rounded equestrian. Riders will learn how to control their horse and develop a solid riding foundation.
Horsemanship includes learning how to safely handle a horse on the ground, understand horse behavior and proper horse care.
Riding lessons are for anyone ages 6 and up who want to learn how to ride.
WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
Boots or shoes that have a slight heel to prevent your foot slipping through the stirrup. Hiking boots are okay. Sneakers or shoes without heels are not recommended.
Your attire should be comfortable. Think t-shirts or polo shirts (not spaghetti straps). Jeans, not shorts. Or feel free to wear riding attire you already have.
Consider the weather, it can cool down when the sun goes down.
Helmets will be provided or you may bring your own.
While we do not advise riding with your phone, we do recommend taking many pony selfies when you are finished.
MEET THE TEAM
GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THIS PLACE RUN
KEEP IN TOUCH
Orange County Polo Club
Rancho Silverado Stables
27271 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676