A new year means a new season for one of the best winter sports the valley has to offer — polo.
Domingo Questel has taught polo for over 20 years and says people of all ages can pick up the sport at various times.
“Pretty much anyone,” he said. “We can teach from young kids from five up to 60.”
So our very own sports anchor, Angelo Caruso, along with weathercaster, Danielle Gersh, decided to give it a try.
It’s important to start with the basics. First, players learn to properly hold the mallet and hit the ball before getting on the horse. After a few solid swings, it’s time to saddle up.
Polo is a team sport — and in this case they decided to make it a battle between the weather department versus the sports department. Weather took the win.
Madelyn Cobb is a fourth generation polo player who plays at Empire Polo Club every year. She offered these words of advice.
“Don’t be embarrassed just try it,” she said. “We are started somewhere. Even the best players out here started not knowing how to ride or hit the ball.”
For information on how you can take polo lessons at Empire Polo Club you can reach them by phone at 760-464-3744or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click here to find more information on their website.