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Meet the Coaches

Head Varsity Coach

Will Orthwein

Assistant Varsity Coach

Mike Brooks

 Head JV Coach:

Kim Durling

 Head Beginner Coach:

Lexie Marquis

Other Assistant Coaches: Rachel Ward, Pete Blackbird, Melissa Benson 

Skidmore Polo Club is a student-run club chartered by the Student Government Association of Skidmore College.  Students pay dues at a rate determined by the club.  Dues help to defray costs of caring for horses and facilities required for the sport.  Coaches are volunteers.

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I/I Polo

Skidmore College Polo Club

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Intercollegiate Men's and Women's Teams

Skidmore Polo men and women compete in the USPA Intercollegiate Northeastern Circuit. Varsity practices two nights per week during the season and hosts or travels for games on many weekends playing other colleges such as Yale, Cornell, Harvard, UMass, UConn, and UVA, as well as interscholastic teams such as Work to Ride and Gardnertown and local community teams too. Home arena is at Bloomfield Farm.

JV Polo Program

Skidmore Polo welcomes riders without polo experience to join the JV program.  JVs meet two nights per week during the season and learn the basics of Riding for Polo, Mallet Skills and Game Rules and Strategy and end the season playing with Varsity players and coaches in the annual Intraclub Tournament as a culmination of the experience.

Beginner Polo Program

Skidmore Polo is inclusive.  Students who have never ridden are welcome to join in the fun.  The beginner program is taught by knowledgeable varsity players and is great fun for all! Beginners ride 1 day per week.

Contact us to learn more about Skidmore Polo
Skidmore Polo Club President: 
Ruth Witmer 2020
Head Coach:  
Will Orthwein                          

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