Bloomfield Polo Club
The 2020 SEASON begins
Tuesday, June 30 with a "soft reopening" by invitation only. Those interested in playing at Bloomfield during July and August should contact Tab Orthwein.
We are sorry that NO Spectators are allowed at this time. We plan to include spectators at a later date and really look forward to seeing you!
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6 PM
in Arena or Grass TBA
Other dates will be announced
Social distancing procedures are in place and
will be communicated to all players.
Sept 8 - into October
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM Saturdays at 10 AM
Due to Covid-19 restrictions delaying our opening, we will not be offering season memberships.
Fee structure is by the chukker and payable date of play by cash, check or Venmo.
Arena Chukkers $15 per chukker
Grass Chukkers $25 per chukker
Horse lease for arena chukker $50 plus chukker fee.
Horse lease for grass chukker $75 plus chukker fee.
If you are interested in leasing horses to play by the chukker, contact Tab Orthwein at 518-526-5705.
SUMMARY OF LAST SEASON
Last year at Bloomfield Polo Club we welcomed over 40 players to our community chukker nights in addition providing may group and individual polo lessons and hosting the Skidmore Polo Club Varsity men's and women's home games and practices and their JV and Beginner programs.
OUR TYPICAL SEASON MEMBERSHIPS, SCHEDULE AND FEES:
Season Membership includes chukker fees for all organized arena chukkers throughout the season and stick and ball privileges.
There is no increase in season membership or chukker fees for the 2020 arena season. Additional fees may apply for grass polo options TBD.
Season memberships may be purchased on or before May 17th. Those who have purchased on or before May 3 are invited to stick-n-ball on Sunday, May 3, at 10 AM.
Payment may be made with cash or check payable to Bloomfield Farm.
Adult Season Membership: $1,000 per player.
Junior Season Membership: $400 per player. Junior membership eligibility extends through summer after senior year of undergraduate college.
Skidmore Polo Varsity Membership: In the Fall Bloomfield Polo Club chukkers and Skidmore/EPIC horses are included with your Varsity Skidmore Polo Dues. Students interested in playing during the summer would be eligible for junior membership (see above) or may pay per chukker rates and would be responsible for providing their own horses. JV students or Varsity who access horses from other sources will pay the per chukker rate listed below for those chukkers.
Per Chukker Play: $15 per chukker. Chukker fees must be paid on day chukkers are played (cash or check payable to Bloomfield Farm).
All players must be current USPA members in good standing: Join/Renew USPA here.
All players must sign a 2020 WAIVER (print here or get one at the barn).
ALL chukker signups will be made online using our Chukker SignUpGenius form.
Signups must be made by 5 pm the day before the chukkers. Please respect this deadline as it allows us to get everyone a chukker schedule in advance and helps us all to be efficient. Providing the chukker schedule in advance is beneficial to all and appreciated by our members.
If you have a special request ie...early chukkers, late chukkers, green chukkers, please list it in the comments section when you signup and we will do our best to accommodate.
Chukkers will begin promptly at the advertised time.
Good sportsmanship is expected with the goal of fun friendly polo for all.
WHITES are required.
HELMETS are REQUIRED by ANYONE on a horse at ANY time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Players should have a RED, a WHITE and a BLUE shirt available for each practice.
We ask that everyone wear either a facemask or goggles.