The Polo Club de Veytay offers initiations to people interested in trying polo, by themselves or with a group.
The club also offers individual and group lessons adapted to all levels. The class lasts 1 hour and takes place either in the Arena (a sand field) or on the grass field and covers the following points:
- Preparation/objective of the lesson
- Riding Polo style/schooling the horse
- Movements/Swings (walking or cantering, depending on the level)
To be able to notice improvements we recommend no less than 1 class per week. The idea is to establish a program and realistic objectives over several months in order to make sure that the player progresses fast enough to be able to play a few little matches with other members of the Polo School. During these school chukkers, the different phases and rules of the game are explained in detail, in order to progress further and eventually be able to take part in official competitions.
Since its creation, the club also puts emphasis on the training of young players. Today, the club has about 30 young players between the age of 8 and 18 who meet at least once a week to play. The best ones always all have the possibility to demonstrate what they learnt each year during the EFG Bank Junior Cup, which precedes the finale of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Masters.
The club offers the possibility to rent horses for the duration of a chukker or entire matches.
For a few years, the lessons have been given by Simon and Martin Luginbühl. Currently among the top Swiss players, the two brothers are important pillars of the Swiss national team and hold many wins in international competitions to their names. With over 10 years of experience in instructing/teaching polo, they can give lessons to beginners as well as confirmed players - in French, English and Spanish.