Learn to play the "The Sport of Kings" - that's polo with horses, not water - from a new company offering lessons in Columbus.

Do you like horses? Whacking balls with mallets? Both? Former professional polo player Horace Henriot started Play Polo LLC, which will begin offering instructional lessons this April in New Albany, Gahanna and Granville. The lessons will be all-compassing so even those who've never played shouldn't feel out of place. As the press release states, in part:

Experienced polo school horses and all the essential gear, such as helmets, polo mallets and chaps are provided on site for you to learn to play polo. We offer various lesson packages which cover the complete spectrum of polo instruction, such as horsemanship, polo-swing dynamics and game rules and strategy. Play Polo also integrates polo-specific stretch and fitness techniques to get you in shape for polo. You will learn all the elements of what makes polo one of the most exciting sports in the world!

Play Polo LLC is also exploring the possibility of offering lessons in Dublin and Upper Arlington. Learn more at www.playpolo.us