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Skidmore Polo Alumni Celebration Weekend 2023

April 28-30 

~Celebrating 48 years~

Use this RSVP link to: 

  • Let us know if you will attend the weekend or not

  • Update your contact info (even if you cannot attend)

  • Sign up for chukkers

  • Sign up to stick-and-ball

  • Purchase dinner tickets and select entrees

  • Make a supporting donation

2023

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, April 28

NEW Stick-and-ball and chukkers, 5:30 PM

Bloomfield Farm Arena

20 Bloomfield Road, Saratoga Springs NY

This year, in an effort to spread play out over a two-day time period,  we will offer a chance to get in the saddle Friday evening.  Light refreshments will be served.  If playing a chukker seems like too much, you might enjoy a light stick-and-ball session instead.  Or maybe playing a chukker or two each day has appeal.  Let us know your preferences and we will do our best to make a schedule that accommodates everyone and doesn't overtax the ponies. Sign up using the RSVP link above or just come and cheer on your fellow alums.

 

Dinner/Late Night

Tonight you are on your own for dinner and meeting up in town with friends

SATURDAY, April 29

Alumni and Senior Chukkers, 11:00 AM

Bloomfield Farm Arena

20 Bloomfield Road, Saratoga Springs NY

Sign up for chukkers using the RSVP link above

or just come and cheer on your fellow alums.  

Alumni Dinner and Awards Banquet, 6:30 PM 

The Inn at Saratoga  Please note THE NEW VENUE!

231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

 The evening will feature club updates, awarding of the Founder's Cup, Betsey Languish Memorial Award, and Parsnips Award and maybe....the Alumni Spirit Award!  Parents and friends are welcome to attend as well. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance using the online RSVP form by 4/19/23 

 

Late Night Downtown

Locations TBD

SUNDAY, April 30

Skidmore Polo Club Alumni Advisory Board AND 

Equine Polo Instructional Center Executive Board Meeting, 10:00 AM

At Orthwein residence, 18 Bloomfield Rd, Saratoga Springs

Skidmore Polo outgoing/incoming officers are invited to attend.

Skidmore Polo Alumni Advisory Board

Jed Lavitt '77                 

Leighton Jordan '78     

Jennifer Donnelly '90

Tabitha Orthwein '91    

William Orthwein '92 

Lexie Marquis '93

Dan Haro '10                  

Max Nager '10

Mission Statement: The goal of the Skidmore Polo Club Alumni Advisory Board is to provide mentorship, leadership, and consistency of management and operations to the student run Skidmore Polo Club. The SPCAAB will help student officers of the Club transition the program as students naturally come into and graduate from the team. The SPCAAB will provide a network of dedicated alumni who have a breadth of equine and business knowledge and ability to provide mentorship and leadership to the officers of the Skidmore Polo Club as well as to coaching staff. 

 

Skidmore Polo Club Alumni Advisory Board Member Responsibility: The Skidmore Polo Club Alumni Advisory Board will meet or conference call at time of formation and will gather for a formal meeting with current and incoming Skidmore Polo Club officers each year on Skidmore Polo Alumni Weekend.

 

In addition each Skidmore Polo Club Alumni Advisory Board member will be responsible for mentoring and advising student leaders who are responsible for one or more of six areas identified as needing support:  budget, horse care, string management, coach/venue agreements, alumni outreach and USPA grant research. Mentoring/advising will involve checking in with the student leader(s) responsible for one or more of these areas on a regular basis by email and/or phone.

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