Where would many amazing movie and video game characters be without their horses? Geralt of Rivia without a deep conversation with Roach? Madness. And the Rohirrim couldn’t have saved the day at the Battle of Helm’s Deep without their trusty steeds. We may not fight with swords and shields much today, and horses have been traded for tanks and Humvees in modern warfare, but they are still pivotal in many types of athletic endeavors, like polo. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to ride a horse or if you already know how to ride, but you want to take it to the next level, IfOnly has the perfect experience for you.
An equesterial adventure with a top athlete
Professional polo player and instructor Marcial “Toto” Socas leads this private polo lesson, starting with the basics and leading to rules, strategy, swinging, riding, and playing. Toto is from a long line of renowned polo players and his family is known in the industry. He is the nephew of Adolfo Cambiaso, the #1 polo player in the world and also known as one of the best in the sport’s history. His grandmother, Martina de Estrada, is the founder of the Argentine polo fashion brand La Martina. Toto began riding horses as a toddler and was playing polo at just six years old. He began professionally playing at 16. When not competing, he teaches at his family’s ranch in Argentina. Toto also teaches at and manages the prestigious Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma, California, the site of this polo adventure.
The lesson is available as a private event for one, two, or groups of 3 or more. Bringing kids along? They must be 8 or older to participate. The club will provide the horse and polo gear for the lesson. Toto will be with you from start to finish during this one-hour lesson. Known as the sport of kings, polo is truly a sophisticated and elegant sport. Learn how to swing your mallet with grace and power and lead your horse on a check. This is an amazing chance to experience one of the most unique team sports with one of the best. The experience benefits Tipping Point, who finds, funds, and partners with nonprofits to help low-income people become self-sufficient. Buy Here