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2020 CATALOG

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USPA INTERCOLLEGIATE POLO CLUB CATALOG

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WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF INTERCOLLEGIATE POLO! Whether you are a seasoned interscholastic player

women’s teams competing in separate divisions

who has been in the program since 5th grade, or

across four regions advancing their way through

a young NYTS player looking to try your hand at

regular season and tournament play, all vying for

arena polo, this resource is for you. Please allow

a chance at the national championship.

these following pages to give you a brief introduction to our 38 established USPA Intercollegiate Polo Programs. Whether you are looking for a big school or small, archeology or zoology, we offer a wide range of institutions across the United States and Canada to fit your needs.

The intercollegiate program continues to see growth year after year and receives tremendous support from the Board of Governors of the USPA to afford us the opportunity to support existing programs and launch new initiatives such as the USPA Intercollegiate Scholarship Program.

The USPA Intercollegiate Polo Program is steeped in history with the very first National Chamionship having been held in 1922. Yale and Princeton were the sole competitors, Princeton coming out the victor. Today there are 21 men’s teams and 30

Amy Fraser DIRECTOR, INTERCOLLEGIATE & INTERSCHOLASTIC POLO

As you begin your college journey, please reach out to anyone on the I/I team with any questions or comments. We are here to help!

Passion. Dedication. Excellence.


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COLLEGE POLO WESTERN A Cal Poly Polo Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 B Oregon State University Polo Club . . . . . . . 6

C Polo Club of Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . 7 D Point Loma Nazarene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 E Stanford University Polo Club . . . . . . . . . . 9

F University of Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 G University of California-Santa Barbara. . . . 11 H University of Southern California . . . . . . . 12 I Washington State University Polo Club . . . 13 J Westmont College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

CENTRAL A Colorado State University Polo Club . . . . . 17 B Oklahoma State University. . . . . . . . . . . 18

C Southern Methodist University Polo Club . . 19 D Texas A&M University Polo Club . . . . . . . 20 E Texas Christian University . . . . . . . . . . . 21

F Texas Tech Polo Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 G University of North Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . 23 H University of Texas Polo Club . . . . . . . . . 24

SOUTHEASTERN A Emory University Polo Club . . . . . . . . . . 26 B Michigan State University Polo Club . . . . . 27

C Polo Club at Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . 28 D University of Kentucky Polo Club. . . . . . . 29 E University of Louisville Polo Club . . . . . . . 30

F University of Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 G University of South Carolina-Aiken . . . . . . 32 H University of Wisconsin-Madison . . . . . . . 33 I Virginia Polo Team, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 J Washington & Lee Polo Club. . . . . . . . . . 35

NORTHEASTERN A Brown University Polo Club . . . . . . . . . . B Cornell Polo Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C Harvard University Polo Club . . . . . . . . . D Roger Williams University Polo Club . . . . . E F

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37 38 39 40 Skidmore College Polo Club. . . . . . . . . . 41 UCONN Polo Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 University of Guelph Polo Club . . . . . . . . 43 University of Massachusetts Polo. . . . . . . 44 University of Pennsylvania Polo Club. . . . . 45 University of Western Ontario Polo . . . . . . 46 Yale Polo & Equestrian Center. . . . . . . . . 47


WESTERN REGION Washington State University Polo Club Oregon State University Polo Club

University of Idaho

Stanford University Polo Club

Cal Poly Polo Club University of California-Santa Barbara Westmont College University of Southern Califorina Point Loma Nazarene

Polo Club of Montana State


CAL POLY POLO CLUB Facility

Los Osos, CA

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 7 miles

MEMBERS 22

Horses: 30

GPA 3.92

sydneyweise@yahoo.com

@calpolypolo

School SIZE 22,000 Students SAT 1300

POLO CLUB INFO groups/72448523020

Team

Did you know?

www.calpoly.edu

CONTACT Sydney Weise sydneyweise@yahoo.com

COACH

We are 5 minutes from the ocean and surfing; 2 hours from skiing; and 3 hours from LA and SF.

We regularly practice and play on the grass fields in Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara.

Our alumni are veterinarians, doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs and executives all over the country.

Megan Judge, CPI (805) 801-9410 megan@centralcoastpolo.com

Cal Poly Polo Club | WESTERN REGION | 5


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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 60 miles

MEMBERS 20

Corvalis, OR

Horses: 10

GPA 3.58

polo@oregonstate.edu

@OregonStatePolo

School SIZE 30,000 Students SAT 1180

POLO CLUB INFO OregonStatePolo

Team

Did you know?

www.oregonstate.edu

COACH: Brandon Alcott, CPI CONTACT Joel Potyk, Club President (509)-714-0805

Students come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries

Potykj@oregonstate.edu

6 | WESTERN REGION | Oregon State University Polo Club

OSU is one of only two land, sea, space, and sun grant research institutions in the United States

Highest GPA of any Oregon School


POLO CLUB OF MONTANA STATE Facility TYPE Indoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION On Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 2 miles

MEMBERS 10

Bozeman, MT

Horses: 8 POLO CLUB INFO

School SIZE 17,000 Students SAT 1200

poloclubofmsu@gmail.com

Team

GPA 3.6

Montana State University Polo Club @montanastatepolo

Did you know?

www.montana.edu

COACH Rob Brooks (406) 580-4203 robrookspolo@gmail.com

CONTACT

Montana State University was founded in 1893Montana’s LandGrant University.

There are more than 100 miles of trails in and around campus that are easily accessible.

The University has hosted the National College Rodeo Finals for more than 30 years now.

Amanda Layser (717) 614-3982 poloclubofmsu@gmail.com

Polo Club of Montana State | WESTERN REGION | 7


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POINT LOMA NAZARENE Facility

Nazarene, CA

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 28 miles

MEMBERS 5

Horses: 15

GPA 3.79

plnuwomenspolo@gmail.com @plnupolo

School SIZE 3,561 Students SAT 1210

POLO CLUB INFO Point Loma Nazarene Polo

Team

Did you know?

www.pointloma.edu

COACH Nicole Bankhead (619)-787-8333 Nicole@lakesidepolo.com

8 | WESTERN REGION | Point Loma Nazarene

PLNU has an ocean front campus which is adjacent to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

We play on a grass-arena hybrid field on the weekends and in our newly built arena throughout the week.

PLNU is the Top 5 ranked most selective Christian college in the U.S.


STANFORD UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Outdoor LOCATION Off Campus

Stanford CA

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 4 miles

Horses: 22 POLO CLUB INFO

@stanfordpolo

Varsity Men | Varsity Women JV Men | JV Women TYPE Club Sport MEMBERS 15

School SIZE 7,000 Students SAT 1500 GPA 3.95

stanfordpoloclub@lists.stanford.edu

StanfordPoloClub

Team

Did you know?

www.stanford.edu spc.stanford.edu

COACHES

Michael Zeliger, Erich Schloss & Laura Kurt Erich Schloss: (210) 865 - 2797

The Stanford Polo Club was formed in 1919 as a means for the current ROTC members to improve their riding.

Most members join the Stanford Polo Club without any previous riding experience.

The Stanford Polo Club is one of the few fully student run polo clubs in the country.

eschloss@alumni.stanford.edu

Stanford University Polo Club | WESTERN REGION | 9


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UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO Facility TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 10 miles

MEMBERS 15-20

Moscow, ID

Horses: 7-14

GPA 3.4

uofipolo

COACH

Did you know?

Weston Rogers (208) 771-1146 westonr@me.com

CONTACT Riley Harris (208) 451-5151 harr7320@vandals.uidaho.edu

10 | WESTERN REGION | University of Idaho

School SIZE 12,000 Students SAT 1120

POLO CLUB INFO www.uidaho.edu

Team

Students are from 50 states and 79 countries

Undergraduates can choose from majors within 8 colleges, and grad students can earn degrees in more than 80 master’s programs.

Sports teams are called the Vandals, thanks to an old newspaper account of the 1917 basketball team vandalizing opponents on the court.


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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIASANTA BARBARA

polo Est. 2017

Facility

Santa Barbara, CA

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 20 minutes

MEMBERS 6

Horses: 12

School SIZE 24,000 Students SAT 1450 GPA 4.25

POLO CLUB INFO uscbpolo www.ucsb.edu

Did you know?

www.sbpolo.com

COACH Jeff Scheraga, CPI (315) 256-5797 jeff@sbpolo.com

UCSB has 10 Nobel Laureates and is one of the top research universities in the world?

Our campus has a private beach with surfboard, paddle boards, and kayaks available.

Santa Barbara and LA are the new start-up tech hubs away from Silicon Valley. The start-up culture at UCSB is unbeatable!

University of California - Santa Barbara | WESTERN REGION | 11


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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Facility

Los Angeles CA

Team

TYPE Outdoor/Covered

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 25 miles

MEMBERS 15

Horses: 9-12

School SIZE 18,000 Students SAT 1450

POLO CLUB INFO uscpolo@gmail.com

uscpolo

GPA 3.73

Did you know?

@poloatusc www.usc.edu www.uscpoloclub.org

COACH Ardeshir Radpour (818) 437-1600

USC is the only university in the world to have a gold medalwinning athlete in every summer Olympiad since 1912.

ardeshir@radpour.com

12 | WESTERN REGION | University of Southern California

The only university to have an alum nominated for an Oscar every year since the Academy Awards’ inception in 1929.

When USC began, tuition was just $15.00 a term, and students were not allowed to leave without the consent of the university president.


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 30 minutes

MEMBERS 20

Pullman, WA POLO CLUB INFO

Team

Horses: 8

School SIZE 30,000 Students SAT 1110

wsupolo@yahoo.com

GPA 3.4

WSUpolo @WSUpolo www.wsu.edu 53398.orgsync.com/org/ wsuhorsepoloclub

COACH Annie Frosolone (360) 969-5715 annie.frosolone@wsu.edu

Did you know? WSU started as an agricultural college and remains a popular choice for agriculture and pre-vet students, but it is also well-known for its engineering, neuroscience, business, and communications programs.

WSU is home to a one-of-a-kind bear center that takes in unreleasable grizzly bears and researches bear biology and ecology.

The university is famous for its Cougar Gold cheese and Ferdinand’s ice cream, produced on campus with milk from the university dairy.

CONTACT Kelsey Tootill Kelsey.tootill@wsu.edu

Washington State University Polo Club | WESTERN REGION | 13


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WESTMONT POLO CLUB Facility

Santa Barbara CA

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE MEMBERS 4 FROM SCHOOL 7 miles/10 mins

Horses: 15

School SIZE 1,300 Students SAT 1300

POLO CLUB INFO jeff@sbpolo.com

@wc_polo

GPA 3.92

Did you know?

www.westmont.edu

COACH Jeff Scheraga (315) 256-5797

14 | WESTERN REGION | Westmont Polo Club

We are 5 minutes from the ocean and surfing; 2 hours from skiing; and 3 hours from LA and SF.

None of the 4 players had ever held a mallet before starting the team freshman year.

Westmont College takes up only 111 acres of land.


CENTRAL REGION

Colorado State University Polo Club

Oklahoma State University Texas Tech Polo Club

University of North Texas

Texas Christian University University of Texas Polo Club

Southern Methodist University Polo Club Texas A&M University Polo Club


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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Indoor LOCATION Off Campus DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 5 minutes

Team Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club | Beginners TYPE Club Sport MEMBERS 40

Fort Collins, CO

Horses: 20

POLO CLUB INFO

SAT 1210

coloradostatepolo@gmail.com

GPA 3.59

CSUPolo @CSUPolo

School SIZE 25,000 Students

Did you know?

www.colostate.edu csupolo.com

COACH: Erica Gandomcar-Sachs, CPI President: Maggie Richards (317) 650-3143 mmr007@rams.colostate.edu

Many national parks surround Fort Collins and all CSU students get free access!

Advisor: Jason Bruemmer (970) 491-8409 jason.bruemmer@colostate.edu

16 | CENTRAL REGION | Colorado State University Polo Club

Downtown Fort Collins inspired Disneyland’s Main Street!

CSU Polo got a brand new indoor polo arena in the Fall of 2019!


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SIZE| 26,000 Varsity Men | Varsity Women JV | Club

locAtIon off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

TYPE Outdoor Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club SAT 1160 okstatepolo@yahoo.com dIStAnce MEMBERS 20-30 GPA 3.00 5-10 miles from School LOCATION Off Campus TYPE Club Sport okstatepolo@yahoo.com GPA 3.00 oklahoma.polo stillwater, OK DISTANCE schoolMEMBERS 20-30 oklahoma.polo FROM SCHOOL 5-10 miles okstatepolo.wixsite.com/okstatepolo Horses: 20 SIZE 26,000 Students Polo clUB Info OK Stillwater, okstatepolo.wixsite.com/okstatepolo SAT 1160

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POLO CLUB INFO okstatepolo.wixsite.com/okstatepolo David ragland okstatepolo@yahoo.com David ragland coAch (405) 833-5783 OklahomaStatePoloClub 405) 833-5783 David ragland @okstatepolo dragok@aol.com (405) 833-5783 dragok@aol.com www.okstate.edu dragok@aol.com

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Tess Sabatini (815) 354-5585 Tess SabatiniCOACH theresa.sabatini@okstate.edu (815) 354-5585 David Ragland 815) 354-5585 (405) 833-5783 theresa.sabatini@okstate.edu heresa.sabatini@okstate.edu dragok@aol.com

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SIZE 26,000 Students SAT 1160

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representing all 50 states and 120 countries

CONTACT Alison Thomas (501)-270-1259 alison.thomas@okstate.edu

16 | CentrAL regiOn | Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University | CENTRAL REGION | 17


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SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility

Flower Mound, TX

Team

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 40 minutes

MEMBERS 15

Horses: 19

School SIZE 12,000 Students SAT 1370

POLO CLUB INFO polotom@usapolo.com

SMU-Polo-Team

GPA 3.64

Did you know?

@smupoloteam www.smu.edu www.smupolo.org

COACH Tom Goodspeed, CPI (619) 993-5553

SMU’s eight libraries house the largest private collection of research materials in the Southwest, with more than four million volumes.

polotom@usapolo.com

18 | CENTRAL REGION | Southern Methodist University Polo Club

Students can elect to study abroad with over 150 programs and in 50 countries.

Alumni have won Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Academy awards and a Pulitzer Prize.


TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility

College Station, TX

Team

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL First: 5 mins/Second: 45 mins

MEMBERS 12-13 (Club 50-60)

School

Horses: 20

SIZE 66,000 Students SAT 1250 GPA 3.55

POLO CLUB INFO hreynolds16@tamu.edu

aggiepolo

Did you know?

www.tamu.edu www.aggiepolo.com

COACH Mike McCleary, HON (979) 219-0162 mpmpolo@txcyber.com

It’s a campus tradition to put a penny on the foot of the Sul Ross statue for good luck on their exam

The Big Event, which is appropriately named, is the largest single-day event with over 20,000 student pitching in to participate in community service.

Texas A&M has a Midnight Yell pep rally every year, where the lights are turned off for a period and students kiss their date in the dark! If you don’t have a date, you flick a lighter to signal other singles.

CONTACT Hannah Reynolds (443) 536-2791 hreynolds16@tamu.edu

Texas A&M University Polo Club | CENTRAL REGION | 19


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TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Facility

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 60 minutes

MEMBERS 23

Oak Point, TX

Horses: 30

School SIZE 10,489 Students SAT 1260

POLO CLUB INFO tcupoloclub@gmail.com

GPA 3.65

TCU Polo Team @tcu_polo www.tcu.edu

Did you know?

www.facebook.com/TCUPolo/

COACH Vaughn Miller (214) 533-5411 coach@prestonwoodpolo.com

PRESIDENT Morgan McBride (219) 871-9428 morgan.mcbride@tcu.edu

20 | CENTRAL REGION | Texas Christian University

We play both indoor and outdoor polo up to 3 times a week! TCU is a Divsion 1 school dominant in a variety of sports: football, baseball, basketball, rifle team and individual golf.

In the fall of 2017, TCU completed construction on a brand new Greek village with 13 sorority houses and 11 fraternity houses.

TCU is located on 272 acres with only 8,500 undergraduate students and a 13:1 student to faculty ratio. The size and notoriety of our campus gives students the big school feeling with a small, private school experience. Â


TEXAS TECH POLO CLUB Facility

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport/Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 15 miles

MEMBERS 30

Lubbock, TX

Horses: 30

School SIZE 37,000 Students SAT 1180

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 3.44

texastechpolo16@gmail.com

Texas Tech Polo

Did you know?

@texastechpolo www.ttu.edu http://ttu.orgsync.com

COACH Walker Rainey

The Polo barn is less than 15 minutes from campus

Lubbock has over 260 days of sunshine a year Â

All sporting events are free for students

(325) 669-9105 wwrainey1944@gmail.com

Texas Tech Polo Club | CENTRAL REGION | 21


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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS Facility

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 20 minutes

MEMBERS 10

Oak Point, TX

Horses: 30

School SIZE 38,094 Students SAT 950 (1030 new SAT)

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 3.0

untpolo@gmail.com

UNT Polo www.unt.edu

Did you know?

COACH (CONTACT) Vaughn Miller (214) 533-5411 Coach@prestonwoodpolo.com

PRESIDENT

UNT is the 6th-largest University in Texas and is consiistently named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys.

Andrew Scott (858) 375-8293 ascottpolo@gmail.com

22 | CENTRAL REGION | University of North Texas Polo Club

Founded in 1890, UNT is located in the town of Denton which has become the “college town” of the Dallas/ Ft.Worth area.

The sports team’s nickname, “Mean Green”, started in the 1960s for the football team’s punishing defense and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Famer, “Mean” Joe Greene.


UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS POLO CLUB Facility

Team

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport/Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 30 miles

MEMBERS TBA

Austin, TX

Horses: 6

School SIZE 40,000 Students SAT 1350

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 3.75

texasequestrianpolo@gmail.com

utexaspolo @texaspoloteam

Did you know?

www.utexas.edu www.texaspoloteam.com

COACH Mauro Parro (302) 229-3730

There are 7 Museums on Campus

Over 1,300 student organizations

There are 119 Undergraduate Degree options

mauroporro@utexas.edu

PRESIDENT Hannah Smith (408) 656-6557 hannahnsmith@utexas.edu

University of Texas Polo Club | CENTRAL REGION | 23


SOUTHEASTERN REGION University of WisconsinMadison

Michigan State University Polo Club

University of Louisville Polo Club

University of Michigan

Washington & Lee University

University of Kentucky Polo Club

Emory University Polo Club

Virginia Polo Team, Inc.

Polo Club at Virginia Tech

University of South Carolina Aiken


EMORY UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility

Atlanta, GA POLO CLUB INFO

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Women | JV | Beginner Coed

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL

MEMBERS 15

45 mins/26 miles

School Horses: 8

emorypolo@gmail.com

SIZE 7,916 Students SAT 1360-1490 GPA 3.75 – 3.98

Emory University Polo Club www.emory.edu

Did you know?

www.emorypolo.wordpress.com

COACH Frankie Questel, CPI (619) 971-4591 fquestel88@gmail.com

CONTACT

Our unofficial mascot is a skeleton named Dooley.

Our quad is in the shape of a Coke bottle.

The Dali Lama is a Presidential Distinguished Professor and teaches a class once every four years at Emory.

Emily Fan (620) 899-6929 Emily.fan@emory.edu

Emory University Polo Club | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | 25


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Michigan State

Polo

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB ®

Facility

Mason, MI

Team

TYPE Indoor

Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL

MEMBERS 30

10-15 mins/8-9 miles

School Horses: 12

POLO CLUB INFO

SIZE 50,019 Students SAT 1190 GPA 3.68

msupolo@msu.edu

Michigan State University Polo Club

Did you know?

@msupolo www.msu.edu www.msu.edu/~msupolo/

COACH Paul & Sarah Knapp (616) 617-9391 sarah@boutiqueemmanuel.com

MSU has over 200 academic programs with several highly ranked degree granting colleges, including the College’s  of Education, Business, Nursing, and James  Madison (a poli-sci and pre-law college).

26 | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | Michigan State University Polo Club

MSU was ranked #1 in college sports overall in 2015 and we are consistently  ranked in basketball, football, baseball, and hockey.

MSU also has over 700 student organizations, from Underwater Hockey to the Quidditch Club to the Multicultural Business program, including many honors organizations.


POLO CLUB AT VIRGINIA TECH Facility

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Women | Varsity Men

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 10 minutes

MEMBERS 25

Blacksburg, VA

School

Horses: 10

SIZE 30,000 Students SAT 1280

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 3.64

poloclubatvt@gmail.com

PoloClubAtVirginiaTech @poloclubatvt

Did you know?

www.vt.edu vtpoloclub.weebly.com

COACH: Olivia Stringer Berube CONTACT

The main campus has 216 buildings and even an airport

In 2015, Princeton Review names VT with #1 Best Food

There are more than 80+ bachelor degrees.

Emily Danko presidentvtpolo@gmail.com

Polo Club at Virginia Tech | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | 27


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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY POLO CLUB Facility

Lexington, KY

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 25 minutes

MEMBERS 15

Horses: 14-20

School SIZE 30,473 Students SAT 1210

POLO CLUB INFO wildcatpolo1@gmail.com

U of Kentucky Polo

GPA 3.68

Did you know?

@uk_polo www.uky.edu ukpolo.webs.com

COACH: Jorge Vasquez, CPI PRESIDENT Ben Lynch

Lexington is the “Horse Capital of the World” and is home to the KY Horse Park and Keeneland Race Track

benjamin.lynch1551@gmail.com

28 | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | University of Kentucky Polo Club

The Men’s Basketball team is the winningest program in the country.

Students can get involved in over 350 organizations including Greek Life


UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE POLO CLUB Facility

Louisville, KY

TYPE Indoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 45 minutes

MEMBERS 10-15

Horses: 4-6 POLO CLUB INFO

www.uofl.edu

School SIZE 23,000 Students SAT 1190 GPA 3.6

liz.young@louisville.edu

Polo Club at the University of Louisville

Team

Did you know?

www.UofLEquine.com

COACH Mark Klan (502) 396-6444 mjklan@bluegrass.net

CONTACT

UofL is home to the only undergraduate Equine Industry Program in the world that is located in an accredited college of business.

Including the Polo team, UofL has five riding teams for men and women that compete in various equestrian disciplines.

Churchill Downs is home to the Kentucky Derby and is one mile from the business school where all equine classes take place.

Liz Young (502) 852-7617 liz.young@louisville.edu

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Facility TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 30 minutes

MEMBERS 15

Ann Arbor, MI

Horses: 12

GPA 3.83

mipoloclub@gmail.com

www.umich.edu

School SIZE 30,000 Students SAT 1450

POLO CLUB INFO MIPoloClub

Team

Did you know?

COACH Emmalyn Wheaton, CPI (517) 303-1606 detroitpoloschool@hotmail.com

CONTACT Meagan McBride (734)-377-2567 mmcbri@umich.edu

30 | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | University of Michigan

We are the #1 Public University in the United States!

Ann Arbor is consistently voted a top ten College Town.

We have a great relationship with the Detroit Polo Club that benefits all of our members.


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA – AIKEN Facility TYPE Indoor

Varsity Men

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 15 miles

MEMBERS 4

Aiken, SC

Horses: 10

GPA 3.72

aiken polo club www.aikenpolo.org

School SIZE 3,374 Students SAT 1130

POLO CLUB INFO www.usca.edu

Team

Did you know?

COACH Tiger Kneece, CPI (803) 646-3301 tigerkneece@bellsouth.net

CONTACT

Aiken Polo Club has the oldest polo field in the country. (136 years)

Hitchcock Woods largest urban forest in the nation, 2100 acres of forest land. Ride, hike, walk 70 miles of trails

We are 2 hours to the beach and 3 hours to ski resort.

Ross Philbeck (803) 641-3782 rossp@usca.edu

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON Facility

Madison, WI

POLO CLUB INFO

Team

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL

MEMBERS 20

Indoor: 15-20 mins Outdoor: 15-20 mins

School Horses: 8-12

SIZE 32,000 Students SAT 1370 GPA 3.85

poloclubuw@gmail.com

PoloClubUW @wisconsinpolo www.wisc.edu poloclubuw.weebly.com

COACH Claudio Gauna Nestor (630) 302-7455 gaunanestor@yahoo.com

Did you know? The Memorial Union Terrace is an iconic and memorable part of our campus and one of the best places to catch a sunset in Madison.

32 | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | University of Wisconsin-Madison

We are located minutes away from State Street which has several parades throughout the year including Freakfest during Halloween.

Our club hosts two club round robins each year comprised of fun times, wacky costumes and friendly competition!


VIRGINIA POLO TEAM, INC Facility

Charlottesville, VA

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 5 miles

MEMBERS 38-42

Horses: 60-70

GPA 4.23

llopez@vapolo.org

www.virginia.edu www.vapolo.org

COACH Lou Lopez, HON (434) 409-2637 llopez@vapolo.org

School SIZE 22,391 Students SAT 1410

POLO CLUB INFO VirginiaPoloClub

Team

Did you know? The Virginia Polo Center is a 75 acre facility consisting of a 400’ X 150’ outdoor arena with lights, a 250’ x 100’ indoor arena, and a regulation Bermuda grass field.

There is a 1,500 square foot club house with a 4 bedroom 2 bath residence named the Beh (pronounced bay) house.

Winners of 11 Men’s nationals Championships, and 10 Women’s National Championships.

Virginia Polo | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | 33


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WASHINGTON & LEE POLO CLUB Facility

Lexington, VA

Team

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 10 minutes

MEMBERS 22

POLO CLUB INFO

Horses: 7

reedr22@mail.wlu.edu

School SIZE 1,800 Students

Washington and Lee Polo Club

SAT 1450

@wlupolo

GPA 3.96

www.wlu.edu wlupolo.squarespace.com

Did you know?

COACH Rodger Rinehart (540) 460-8068 rodger@jfbrownrealestate.com

CONTACT Robertson Reed

Our indoor, walled coliseum seats 4,000 spectators and has shops and restaurants on its upper levels.

(804) 971-2891 reedr22@mail.wlu.edu

34 | SOUTHEASTERN REGION | Washington & Lee Polo Club

Our university sponsors about 1/3 of our annual budget, which allows our club dues to be extremely affordable.

In less than two years, our club has grown to 7 horses and 25 students, and is continuing to grow into a competitive team in the region.


NORTHEASTERN REGION

Skidmore College Polo Club University of Guelph

Cornell Polo Club

University of Western Ontario Polo

University of Massachusetts Polo UCONN Polo Club

Harvard University Polo Club Roger Williams University Polo Club Brown University Polo Club

University of Pennsylvania Polo Club

Yale Polo & Equestrian Center


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BROWN UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 30 minutes

MEMBERS 15

Providence, RI

Horses: 20

School SIZE 7,000 Students SAT 1470

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 4.09

brownpoloclub@gmail.com

BrownPoloClub

Did you know?

www.brown.edu www.brownpoloclub.wixsite.com/ brownpolo

COACH Minnie Keating, CPI (401) 426-1871 minnie@nptpolo.com

Brown has an open curriculum, meaning that students may choose whichever classes they wish to take without being restricted by any core requirements.

36 | NORTHEASTERN REGION | Brown University Polo Club

Brown gives you the option to take any class “Satisfactory/No Credit” instead of the traditional letter grading system, making it unique to its Ivy League counterparts.

Every year, the Brown Concert Agency holds a concert known as ‘Spring Weekend’ on the main green. Past headliners have included Fetty Wap, Tinashe, Diplo and Childish Gambino.


CORNELL POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Indoor

Team

LOCATION On Campus

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club | First Year

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL

TYPE Varsity Sport

1.5 miles/2 minutes

MEMBERS 42 (Club: 20)

Ithaca, NY

Horses: 40

GPA 3.18

bwv3@cornell.edu

www.cornell.edu

Did you know?

COACH Branden Van Loon (607) 592-5360 bwv3@cornell.edu

SIZE 14,300 Students SAT 1050

POLO CLUB INFO Cornell Polo

School

Cornell is the only public-ivy league school.Â

Slope Day celebrates the final day of spring classes with live music. Performers include: Ludacris, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Pussycat Dolls, Ben Folds, Kanye West, O.A.R., Snoop Dogg, The Game

Cornell has over 900 student organizations.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility

Team

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 60 minutes

MEMBERS 20

Hamilton, MA

Horses: 15

School SIZE 6,000 Students SAT 1540

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 4.1

harvardpolo@gmail.com

HarvardPolo @harvardpolo

Did you know?

www.harvard.edu harvardpolo.com

COACH Crocker Snow Jr. (978) 356-4422

The Harvard Library—the largest academic library in the world

crockersnowjr@earthlink.net

38 | NORTHEASTERN REGION | Harvard University Polo Club

Harvard was established before calculus had even been invented.

In 2013, Harvard’s financial aid increased to a record total of $182 million.


ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Varsity Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 12 miles

MEMBERS 6

Bristol, RI

Horses: 14

SIZE 4,800 Students

GPA 3.34

tedtorrey@me.com

Roger Williams University Polo Club

School SAT 1200

POLO CLUB INFO

Team

Did you know?

@rwu.womens.polo www.rwu.edu

COACH Ted Torrey (401) 848-4536 tedtorrey@me.com

Overlooks Mount Hope Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island, is a short trip from Providence, Boston and New York

Freshman and Sophomores are required to live on campus

RWU has 20 Varsity teams

Roger Williams University Polo Club | NORTHEASTERN REGION | 39


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SKIDMORE COLLEGE POLO CLUB

1975

SAR ATOGA SPRINGS

Facility

Saratoga Springs, NY

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL

MEMBERS 30

Indoor: 10 minutes Outdoor: 3 minutes

School Horses: 16

Skidmore Polo Club

SIZE 2,500 Students SAT 1345 GPA 3.7

POLO CLUB INFO Worthwein@aol.com

Team

Did you know?

@skidmorepolo www.skidmore.edu

COACH Will Orthwein (518) 526-5708 Worthwein@aol.com

40 | NORTHEASTERN REGION | Skidmore

Skidmore offers more than 1,000 different courses

Nearly 70% of students participate in an internship during their Skidmore career, a number of which are funded by the College.

Saratoga Springs is known for its “health, history and horses”


UCONN POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Indoor-Heated Barn

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION On Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 5 minute walk

MEMBERS 10

Storrs, CT

Horses: 20 POLO CLUB INFO anna.mccarthy@uconn.edu UConn Polo

School SIZE 20,000 Students SAT 1300 GPA 3.67

sage.saffran@uconn.edu &

Team

Did you know?

@uconnpoloclub www.uconn.edu polo.rso.uconn.edu

COACH Anders Carlton

Top 20 public university

UConn Polo has won 10 National Championships since its foundation in 1969

UConn was originally founded as an agricultural school in 1881

646-427-1997 anders.carlton@uconn.edu

UCONN Polo Club | NORTHEASTERN REGION | 41


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UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH Facility

Team

TYPE Indoor

Women’s Club

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 15 minutes

TYPE Club Sport

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Horses: 24

MEMBERS 6

School SIZE 29,000 Students SAT 1100

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 3.0

guelphpoloclub@gmail.com

@guelphpoloclub www.uoguelph.ca

Did you know?

COACH Phil Van der Burgt (905) 505-0140 buffalopoloclub@gmail.com

The University of Guelph Polo Club is the only women’s intercollegiate team in Canada.

42 | University of Massachusetts Polo | NORTHEASTERN REGION

The University of Guelph has the best campus food in Canada.

The University of Guelph is one of the leading Universities in Veterinary and Agricultural Science in Canada.


UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS POLO Facility

Amherst, MA

Team

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 15 minutes

MEMBERS 15

Horses: 7-10

School SIZE 23,000 Students SAT 1290

POLO CLUB INFO

GPA 3.83

umasspolo@gmail.com

UMass Polo www.umass.edu

Did you know?

COACH Hilary Blythe, CPI crbhjm@gmail.com

CONTACT Madison Perlmutter

UMASS is one of the major public research universities in America

Sustainability is our way of life. Nationally, our campus is rated gold for sustainability leadership

90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City

mperlmutter@umass.edu

NORTHEASTERN REGION | University of Massachusetts Polo | 43


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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA POLO CLUB Facility TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 7 miles

MEMBERS 12

Philadelphia, PA

Horses: 12

COACH Lezlie Hiner, HON (267) 971-5734 wtr@worktoride.net

SIZE 10,000 Students

GPA 3.93

upennpolo@gmail.com

www.upenn.edu

School SAT 1510

POLO CLUB INFO upennpolo

Team

Did you know?

It is a tradition to throw toast on the field during all home football games

44 | NORTHEASTERN REGION | University of Pennsylvania Polo Club

It is a freshman myth to never cross the compass embedded into the center of Locust Walk or else you will fail your first set of midterms.

President Trump, Tory Burch, Noam Chomsky, John Legend, and the current president of Harvard are all Penn alumni.


UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO POLO Facility

London, Ontario, Canada

Team

TYPE Indoor/Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 100 miles/

MEMBERS 12

2 hour drive

School Horses: 24

POLO CLUB INFO

SIZE 25,500 Students SAT 1100 (2400 scale) GPA 3.74

fmassalin@vrgcapital.com

Western University Polo Club www.uwo.ca

Did you know?

COACH Scott Weir, CPI (416) 930-1389 skwpolo@mac.com

CONTACT

Founded in 2015 by the current players

First Canadian Intercollegiate team to reach Nationals in its inaugural year

All members previously played for the Toronto Interscholastic team.

Fernando Massalin (416) 581-8850 fmassalin@vrgcapital.com

University of Western Ontario Polo | NORTHEASTERN REGION | 45


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YALE POLO & EQUESTRIAN CENTER Facility

Bethany, CT

Team

TYPE Indoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL 20 minutes

MEMBERS 45

Horses: 25

School SIZE 6,000 Students SAT 1590 GPA 4.19

POLO CLUB INFO yalepoloandequestriancenter@gmail.com

yalepolo www.yale.edu

Did you know?

yalepolo.wix.com/yalepoloteam

COACH Patrick Marinelli (774)230-4050

3rd oldest university but home to the oldest collegiate daily newspaper

patrickmarinelli2@gmail.com

46 | NORTHEASTERN REGION | Yale Polo & Equestrian Center

Yale is home to an exclusive Secret Society called, Skull and Bones. Members have included George Bush Sr and Junior and John Kerry.

Yale freshmen are treated to a formal holiday banquet each year just like Harry Potter-style Hogwarts feast.


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IN REGARDS TO THE KIND OF POLO THAT COLLEGE OFFERS, IT DEFINITELY TEACHES YOU ABOUT PLAYING AS A TEAM, PLAYING HARD, AND LEARNING HOW TO RIDE DOZENS OF DIFFERENT HORSES.” ­- F E L I P E V I A N A , U V A 2 0 1 3

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USPA POLO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PA S S I O N . D E D I C AT I O N . E XC E L L E N C E .

SIX $4,000

scholarships awarded annually (Auto Renewable)

Open to current interscholastic & intercollegiate players

TO APPLY YOU’LL NEED:

1. 3.0 GPA 2. Two letters of recommendation 3. Short essay DEADLINE: MAY

FOR FULL SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES & APPLICATION DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT 48

uspolo.org

Profile for United States Polo Association

2020 Intercollegiate Polo Club Catalog  

2020 Intercollegiate Polo Club Catalog