I apologize that this email is a bit late, but things have been quite hectic lately. Thanks to everyone who came to the new member meeting on Monday! For those of you who were not able to make it, you will find a summary of what was discussed below:
1. Closed toe shoes at all times while at the barn!
2. You must have long pants and boots in order to ride!
3. NO ALCOHOL EVER!
4. No dogs at the barn ever!
5. No one is allowed in the barn without an officer unless they are at the barn to feed horses.
6. Be courteous to everyone at all times.
7. You must have paid dues and have an approved AOR to participate in club activities.
Schedule of the Week
Every Sunday I will send out the schedule of the week email. This will include all the activities we will be doing during the week as well as times and locations of these activities. All activities are open to everyone and are first come, first serve unless otherwise specified. For example, team practice is only open to team members and club chukkers are only open to those who sign up and make the cutoff for chukkers. Activities that require you to sign up in advance will be specified in the schedule of the week. If you have questions about the weekly schedule, please contact an officer.
Vice President- Brooke Bowers
The VP runs club chukkers every week. Club chukkers are your chance to come out and learn how to play polo! In order to attend club chukkers, you must have performed some sort of barn chore that week (no exceptions!) and you must sign up by replying to the sign up email that Brooke will send out at the beginning of the week! Team members will be out to teach new members the basics of polo. Everyone is expected to help before and after chukkers! If you must arrive late or leave early, you must email Brooke and let her know!
The VP also runs club tournament at the end of the semester. Club tournament is a fun time for club members to test their skills by competing against one another! To be able to attend club tournament, you must have attended club chukkers during the semester and you must be able to be safe on a horse with a mallet at a walk, trot, and canter and have a basic understanding of the rules of polo. When it gets closer to tournament time, we will discuss these requirements more.
Treasurer – Taylor Smith
Taylor is our treasurer and is responsible for collecting dues and managing our club accounts. She sent an email earlier in the week about how to pay dues and when she will be available.
Secretary – Dalton Woodfin
Dalton is our secretary and is responsible for making sure everyone has filled out AORs for the club. These are our release forms that you must fill out before you can get on a horse. If you are not sure if you have filled out an AOR, please contact Dalton.
Special Events – Brittany Diaz and Emily Vandermeer
Brittany and Emily are in charge or all special club events. This includes social events and fundraisers. They also are the ones who rider and sell out club merchandise. If you have social ideas or want to buy merchandise, please contact them!
Special events is also in charge of Parents Day! This is our big expo day where y’all will be allowed to show off your polo skills to your family and friends! We play outdoor polo and do some sort of cookout after we play! We will give y’all more information when it gets closer to parents day.
Horse Care – Marissa Wells
Marissa is in charge of overseeing the care of our ponies. She also coordinates feeding of the horses. If you are interested in helping feed the ponies or if you ever notice something wrong with a horse, please let her know!
That is the gist of what was discussed at the Monday meeting. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Thanks and Gig’em!