About Shannon Hill Riding Academy in Basking Ridge, NJ

The polo club is set in a most bucolic milieu right in the middle of beautiful Basking Ridge in northern NJ. A stream runs along the perimeter of the property and a pond along with a half-mile exercise track for horses further lend to the picturesqueness.


What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Kids
  • Tweens

Programs at Shannon Hill Riding Academy in Basking Ridge, NJ

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Summer Polo Program

Open field and arena polo is played all through the summer season that spans mid May to mid October. Regular games are held on Wednesday’s and the weekends both on the grass field and the outdoor arena.

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Beginner Games:

Beginner players are quickly graduated on to outdoor arena games ; an arena game is typically four chukkers and is played with three players on each side. Beginner players are advanced to open field games once it is felt they will be safe playing open field polo.

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Polo Lessons:

On-site polo professional Dani Wasty gives polo lessons to beginners on quiet horses in the indoor and the outdoor arenas; lessons are moved to the open grass field as the players make steady progress and it is deemed safe for them to be on the field. A typical beginner lesson has four parts: Part 1: is didactics on the ground covering the basics of horsemanship. Part 2: is the actual riding of the horse without a mallet. Part 3: is mallet work on the horse. Part 4: is cool down and discussion.

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Location and contact information

15 Shannon Hill Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920