Setting the scene: a ripple of smiling faces echoed across the North Shore Stables facility as the national anthem was sung and players began to enter the arena. 

As September came to a close, so did North Shore Stables’ first ever Keiki Leadline Polo Season! The season consisted of 3 weekends where locally sponsored teams played against one another, round-robin style. Leadline Polo is a modified version of Polo, crafted especially for younger players. The youngest team member was just 3 years old! During gameplay, participants are paired with an instructor who guides their horse and ensures the player’s safety throughout the game. The best part of all, registration was free for all current NSS students. 

A total of 6 sponsors from our Haleʻiwa-Waialua community graciously provided lunch, beverages, team jerseys, gift baskets, and trophies for all participants! Sponsors included: Rajanee Thai Haleʻiwa, Jerry’s Pizza, Smoking Boar and Coconut, Pūpūkea Print Shop, Victoria’s Sweets Hawaiʻi, and The North Shore News! 

North Shore Stables is a brand new facility located less than a half-mile from Waialua Elementary School offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, private parties with pony rides and more. Our mission is to “open doors, build relationships, and provide our community with affordable horsemanship opportunities.” We will be hosting more events in the future, so get connected and stay tuned! Follow us on Instagram (@north_shore_stables_hawaii) or Facebook (@nsstableshawaii)!

This story was featured in The North Shore News. Read the original article in Vol. 38, Number 10, Page 16.