Learn to
play polo

Our step up program allows students to begin with lessons in our arena, progress to arena chukkers and when ready, move out to the grass for Sunshine League chukkers. Being coached the whole way by professional, experienced instructors in a safe, encouraging environment. Whatever your level, lessons can be arranged to fit your schedule and include the use of a horse, tack, polo helmet, mallets and balls.

Playing Memberships

We are devoted to growing our base of playing members to include passionate players. The Sarasota Polo Club is proud to be home to more than 65 playing members. To accommodate the many skill levels of our playing members, we offer polo programs from beginner to 10-goal.

Our playing members and their families enjoy a packed calendar of polo programs along with fun-filled family social events and activities throughout the season including: Sunday Polo, Sunset Polo, League and Tournament Polo, Arena Polo, Interscholastic Polo, Sarasota Polo School, as well as member-only events, activities and parties.

Interscholastic Arena Polo

The Interscholastic Polo Program is a competitive league in which students play against other polo teams in their region and across the country. Players must meet their school’s academic standards in order to compete.

Interscholastic polo is played in the arena under USPA Arena rules and Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Tournament Conditions. As in all I/I polo, the interscholastic league is played using a “split string,” where each team plays all of the horses provided for the game. Interscholastic players are welcomed into a wonderful network of polo professionals, volunteers, and other players their age. The interscholastic program provides an opportunity for players to compete in a national league against their peers.

Meet the instructors

Scott Lancaster

Scott has been teaching polo for more than 30 years. He is a USPA Honorary Certified Polo Instructor, and has started many players over the years – including intercollegiate champions, U.S. Open patrons, and more. He has worked with men, women, and children ranging in ages from 8 to 75.

Neil Osburg

Neil is a 2-Goal polo player originally from Clearwater Beach, Florida. After traveling and playing professionally all across the United States, Neil is now a full-time Floridian living with his wife Ashlie on their farm in Myakka City. In addition to playing polo, Neil also trains horses for top polo operations and players year-round.

Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell is a 4-Goal player originally from South Africa, and is now based in the Sarasota Polo Club. Stuart started out show jumping, but has been playing and coaching polo in Sarasota for the last 25 years. Stuart has helped many players start from scratch, and has brought them on to play in competitive tournaments.

Ashlie Osburg

Meet the instructors

Scott Lancaster

Scott has been teaching polo for more than 30 years. He is a USPA Honorary Certified Polo Instructor, and has started many players over the years – including intercollegiate champions, U.S. Open patrons, and more. He has worked with men, women, and children ranging in ages from 8 to 75.

Neil Osburg

Neil is a 2-Goal polo player originally from Clearwater Beach, Florida. After traveling and playing professionally all across the United States, Neil is now a full-time Floridian living with his wife Ashlie on their farm in Myakka City. In addition to playing polo, Neil also trains horses for top polo operations and players year-round.

Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell is a 4-Goal player originally from South Africa, and is now based in the Sarasota Polo Club. Stuart started out show jumping, but has been playing and coaching polo in Sarasota for the last 25 years. Stuart has helped many players start from scratch, and has brought them on to play in competitive tournaments.

Ashlie Osburg

Interested in playing Polo?

The Sarasota Polo Club offers a unique and fun program enabling people of all ages and abilities to learn to play polo, or even just learn to ride horses!

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