Join Corky and Kathy Linfoot with Erik Wright, Jared Sheldon* and Liz Holson for over 16 hours of instruction including classroom discussions, strategy sessions, hitting cage, mounted drills and coaching chukkers! The 2022 Linfoot Clinic will be hosted by Eldorado Polo Club (Indio, California) on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 with a Meet & Greet on Friday, December 16 at the Eldorado clubhouse.
Only 20 spots are available, and participants are encouraged to secure their enrollment today! Early registration (before Tuesday, November 15) is $750.00 with a $250.00 deposit. If space allows, late registration is $850.00 with a $300.00 deposit.
For any questions or inquires on the clinic, please contact Kathy Linfoot at 805-455-1935, Corky Linfoot at 805-570-6816, or Liz Holson at 802-299-9174 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CLINICIANS WILL RECIEVE
- Over 100 years of combined experience in write-ups
- Video with commentary on the coaching chukkers
- Hitting exercises both on the horse and in the hitting cage
- Strategy basics covering knock-ins, throw-ins, set plays and more
- A discussion of horses: preparation, exercise, bridles, purchasing, renting, and much more
- Polo economics
- A discussion of coaches, sessions and instruction
- Five meals (dinner Friday night at the Meet & Greet, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday)
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Linfoot Clinic instructor Jared Sheldon. ©Kaile Roos
Corky Linfoot is a renowned polo horse trainer, team coach, former 7-goal player, and winner of the U.S. Open Polo Championship® along with many other high-goal polo tournaments. His wife, Kathy, is a well-known horse trainer, riding instructor and videographer. Together they have been conducting clinics for over 30 years.
Erik Wright has over 25 years of professional experience playing, coaching, and teaching people to play polo, regardless of previous riding experience. Wright holds clinics around the country, where he has introduced thousands of new players to the sport. He is also the founder and manager of WrightWay Polo, a leading facility in northern California that provides polo instruction to players of all skill levels, in addition to providing horses for various major polo events such as the Scottsdale Polo Championship, the Veuve-Cliquot Polo Classic, and the National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS).
Hailing from a polo family, Team USPA alumnus Jared Sheldon currently holds a 4-goal outdoor handicap and 7-goals in the arena. Competing in intercollegiate polo, Sheldon took home the title of Open National Interscholastic Championship in 1999 and 2001 with Poway. A member of Eldorado Polo Club, Sheldon has won numerous USPA tournaments over his polo career including the National Twenty Goal, North American Cup, Western Challenge, National Eight Goal, National Sherman Memorial and National Arena Amateur Cup. Sheldon has captured the prestigious United States Open Arena Polo Championship in-back-to-back years (2016, 2017), while also representing USA on the International stage in the Townsend Cup.
A USPA member since 2007, Liz Holson is a certified instructor and dedicated educator in the sport of polo. Recipient of the 2018 Pacific Northwest Circuit Clint Nagle Equine Welfare Award, Holson is a mainstay in the Pacific Northwest claiming USPA titles including the Pacific Coast Circuit Amateur Cup and Carlton & Keleen Beal Cup.
HORSES AND STABLING
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Two horses are recommended for both days of the clinic. You are invited to bring your own or rent horses for the clinic. For those who would like to bring their own horses for the clinic please contact Debbie in the Eldorado Polo Club office at 760-221-6276.
Rental horses are available from George Dill (253-732-3111) or Kyle Fargey (760-702-0244), please contact them individually and let them know you are participating in the Linfoot Clinic.
*Jared Sheldon is a Team USPA alumnus. Team USPA is a USPA program designed to enhance and grow the sport of polo in the United States by identifying young, talented American players and providing mentored training and playing opportunities leading to a pool of higher rated amateur and pro players and the resultant giveback to the sport of polo.