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Welcome to the wonderful world of intercollegiate polo! Whether you are a seasoned interscholastic player who has been in the program since 5th grade, or a young NYTS player looking to try your hand at arena polo, this resource is for you. Please allow these following pages to give you a brief introduction to our 41 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 USPA Intercollegiate Polo Program is steeped in history with the very first National Championship having been held in 1922. Yale and Princeton were the sole competitors, Princeton coming out the victor. Today we have both men’s and women’s teams competing in separate divisions across four regions advancing their way through regular season and tournament play, all vying for a chance at the national championship. 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. 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!

Amy Fraser DIRECTOR, INTERCOLLEGIATE INTERSCHOLASTIC POLO


College Polo By Region NORTHEASTERN

SOUTHEASTERN

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Babson College Polo Team

5

A Emory University Polo Team

16

B

Brown University Polo Team

6

B Michigan State University Polo Team

17

C

Cornell University Polo Team

C Morehouse College Polo Team

18

D Harvard University Polo Team

7

D Polo Club at Virginia Tech

19

E Roger Williams University Polo Team

8

E University of Kentucky Polo Team

20

F Skidmore College Polo Team

9

F University of Louisville Polo Team

21

10

G University of Michigan Polo Team

22

G UCONN Polo Team H University of Guelph Polo Team

11

H USC-Aiken Polo Team

23

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University of Massachusetts Polo

12

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24

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University of Pennsylvania Polo Team

13

J Virginia Polo Team, Inc.

25

K

Yale Polo & Equestrian Center

14

K Washington & Lee Polo Team

26

CENTRAL

University of Wisconsin Polo Team

WESTERN

A

Colorado State University Polo Team

28

A Cal Poly Polo Team

38

B

Oklahoma State University Polo Team

29

B Oregon State University Polo Team

39

C

SMU Polo Team

30

C Polo Club of Montana State

40

D Texas A&M University Polo Team

31

D Point Loma Nazarene Polo Team

41

E

Texas Christian University Polo Team

32

E Stanford University Polo Team

42

F

Texas Tech Polo Team

33

F University of Idaho Polo Team

43

G

University of North Texas Polo Team

34

G UCSB Polo Team

44

H

University of Texas Polo Team

35

H USC Polo Team

45

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St. Edwards University Polo Team

36

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Washington State University Polo Team 46

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Northeastern Region

Skidmore College University of Massachusetts

University of Guelph

Babson College Harvard University

Cornell University

Roger Williams University Brown University

University of Pennsylvania

Yale University University of Connecticut


Babson College Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | Intermediate |

LOCATION Off Campus DISTANCE 45 miles

Beginner TYPE Club Sport MEMBERS 30

HORSES

SCHOOL

27

SIZE 2,500 Students SAT 1490

Wellesley, MA

GPA 3.8

DID YOU KNOW? Members of Babson Polo represent 9 different countries, and Babson College students as a whole represent more than 80 countries.

Information polo@babson.edu Babson Polo Club @babsonpolo www.babson.edu

Coach Babson has been ranked the #1 school for entrepreneurship for more than 20 years.

Mark Tashjian (508) 735-6416 mark@bostonpolo.org

At the end of every fall semester on the night before final exams begin, Babson’s dining hall opens and faculty and staff serve a “late night breakfast” for all current students.

5

Northeastern Region

Babson College Polo Team


Brown University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena and

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

Outdoor Arena

TYPE Club Sport

LOCATION Off Campus

MEMBERS 15

DISTANCE 30 minutes

HORSES

SCHOOL

25

SIZE 7,000 Students SAT 1470

Providence, RI

GPA 4.09

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

Information brownpoloclub@gmail.com BrownPoloClub @brownuniversitypolo www.brown.edu brownpoloclub.wixsite.com/brownpolo

Coach 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.

6

Northeastern Region

Brown University Polo Team

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


Harvard University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena and

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

Outdoor Arena

TYPE Club Sport

LOCATION Off Campus

MEMBERS 20

DISTANCE 60 minutes

HORSES

SCHOOL

16

SIZE 6,000 Students SAT 1540

Cambridge, MA

GPA 4.1

DID YOU KNOW? The Harvard Library the largest academic library in the world.

Information harvardpolo@gmail.com HarvardPolo @harvardpolo www.harvard.edu

Harvard was established before calculus had even been invented.

www.harvard.edu

Coach Crocker Snow

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

7

Northeastern Region

Harvard University Polo Team

(978) 356-4411 crockersnowjr@earthlink.net


Roger Williams University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Varsity Sport

DISTANCE 12 miles

MEMBERS 10

HORSES

SCHOOL

14

SIZE 4,800 Students SAT 1200

Bristol, RI

GPA 3.34

DID YOU KNOW? RWU overlooks Mount Hope Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island; and is a short trip from Providence, Boston and New York.

Freshman and Sophomores are required to live on campus.

Information tedtorrey@me.com Roger Williams University Polo Club @rwu.womens.polo www.rwu.edu

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

RWU has 20 Varsity teams.

8

Northeastern Region

Roger Williams University Polo Team


Skidmore College Polo Team

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FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena and

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club | Beginner

Outdoor Arena

TYPE Club Sport

LOCATION Off Campus

MEMBERS 40

1975

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DISTANCE 20 minutes and 5 minutes

HORSES

SCHOOL

15

SIZE 2,500 Students

Saratoga Springs, NY

SAT 1345 GPA 3.7

DID YOU KNOW? Skidmore has an 8:1 student-professor ratio.

Information worthwein@aol.com Skidmore Polo Club @skidmorepolo

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

www.skidmore.edu www.skidmorepolo.org

Coach Will Orthwein

The average class size is 16 and 94% of all classes have under 30 students.Â

9

Northeastern Region

Skidmore College Polo Team

(518) 526-5708 worthwein@aol.com


University of Connecticut Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena,

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

Heated Barn

TYPE Club Sport

LOCATION On Campus

MEMBERS 10

DISTANCE 5 minute walk

HORSES

SCHOOL

20

SIZE 20,000 Students SAT 1300

Storrs, CT

GPA 3.67

DID YOU KNOW? Top 20 public university.

Information anna.mccarthy@uconn.edu UConn Polo @uconnpoloclub

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

www.uconn.edu polo.rso.uconn.edu

Coach UConn was originally founded as an agricultural school in 1881.

Anders Carlton (646) 427-1997 anders.carlton@uconn.edu

10

Northeastern Region

University of Connecticut Polo Team


University of Guelph Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 60 minutes

MEMBERS 7

HORSES

SCHOOL

24

SIZE 29,000 Students SAT 1100

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

GPA 3

DID YOU KNOW? The University of Guelph Polo Club is the only intercollegiate tean in Canada.

Information guelphpoloclub@gmail.com poloatguelph @guelphpoloclub www.uoguelph.ca

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

Coach Phil Van der Burgt (905) 505-0140

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

11

Northeastern Region

University of Guelph Polo Team

buffalopoloclub@gmail.com


University of Massachusetts Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Women | JC

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE 15 minutes

MEMBERS 15

HORSES

SCHOOL

7

SIZE 23,000 Students SAT 1290

Amherst, MA

GPA 3.83

DID YOU KNOW? UMASS is one of the major public research universities in America.

Information poloclub@umass.edu Umass Polo @umasspolo www.umass.edu

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

Coach Hilary Blythe (413) 348-0010

90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City.

12

Northeastern Region

University of Massachusetts Polo Team

crbhjm@gmail.com


University of Pennsylvania Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE 7 miles

MEMBERS 10

HORSES

SCHOOL

12

SIZE 10,000 Students SAT 1510

Philadelphia, PA

GPA 3.93

DID YOU KNOW? It is a tradition to throw toast on the field during all home football games.

Information upennpolo@gmail.com upennpolo @upennpolo www.upenn.edu

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

Coach Lezlie Hiner (267) 971-5734 wtr@worktoride.net

Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, John Legend and Tory Burch are all Penn Alumni.

13

Northeastern Region

University of Pennsylvania Polo Team


Yale Polo & Equestrian Center FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Men | Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 20 minutes

MEMBERS 45

HORSES

SCHOOL

25

SIZE 6,000 Students SAT 1590

New Haven, CT

GPA 4.19

DID YOU KNOW? 3rd oldest university but home to the oldest collegiate daily newspaper.

Information yalepoloandequestriancenter@gmail.com yalepolo @yalepolo www.yale.edu

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

yalepolo.wix.com/yalepoloteam

Coach Patrick Marinelli (774) 230-4050

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

14

Northeastern Region

Yale Polo & Equestrian Center

patrickmarinelli2@gmail.com


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Southeastern Region Michigan State University

University of Michigan

University of Virginia University of Louisville University of Kentucky

Emory University

Morehouse College

Washington & Lee University Virginia Tech

University of South Carolina-Aiken


Emory University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | Beginner Coed

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 45 minutes

MEMBERS 15

HORSES

SCHOOL

8

SIZE 8,079 Students SAT 1350

Atlanta, GA

GPA 3.79

DID YOU KNOW? Our unofficial mascot is a skeleton named Dooley.

Information emorypolo@gmail.com Emory University Polo Club @emorypoloclub

Our quad is in the shape of a Coke bottle.

www.emory.edu www.emorypolo.wordpress.com

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

Alejandro Morales (708) 536-8602 alejandro.morales@emory.edu

Coach Jolie Liston (404) 328-8401 learn2playpolo@gmail.com

16

Southeastern Region

Emory University Polo Team


Michigan State University Polo Team Michigan State

FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Varsity Women | JV | Practicing JV

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE 10 minutes

MEMBERS 30

HORSES

SCHOOL

12

SIZE 50,000 Students

Polo

SAT 1190

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East Lansing, MI

GPA 3.68

DID YOU KNOW? 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 polisci and pre-law college).

Information msupolo@msu.edu Michigan State University Polo Club @msupolo www.msu.edu www.msu.edu/~msupolo/

Contact Phoebe Moll

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

(952) 463-0808 mollphoebe@gmail.com

Coach Paul and Sarah Knapp

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

17

Southeastern Region

Michigan State University Polo Team

(616) 617-9391 sarah@boutiqueemmanuel.com


Morehouse College Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 40 minutes

MEMBERS 4

HORSES

SCHOOL

8

SIZE 2,202 Students SAT 950

Atlanta, GA

GPA 3.5

DID YOU KNOW? The Morehouse College Polo Team is the first team at a Historically Black College/ University.

Information morehousepolo@gmail.com @morehousepoloteam www.morehouse.edu

Coach Morehouse College is the Alma Mater of many successful people, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Samuel L. Jackson, and Spike Lee

The school is the highest producer of Black men who will receive doctorates in STEM.

18

Southeastern Region

Morehouse College Polo Team

Jolie Liston (404) 328-8401 learn2playpolo@gmail.com


Polo Club at Virginia Tech FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE 10 minutes

MEMBERS 25

HORSES

SCHOOL

11

SIZE 34,850 Students SAT 1290

Blacksburg, VA

GPA 3.95

DID YOU KNOW? Virginia Tech’s motto is Ut Prosim which means “that I may serve”. Every year this motto is embodied when the Hokies host the largest collegiate Relay For Life in the US.

Information poloclubatvt@gmail,com PoloClubAtVirginiaTech @poloclubatvt www.vt.edu vtpoloclub.weebly.com

Contact The iconic stone used to build VT’s buildings is quarried just down the road from campus and is lovingly called Hokie Stone. It ties Tech to the surrounding mountains in a unique way.

At home football and basketball games, the Hokies often register on the Richter Scale as they jump to Enter Sandman by Metallica. This has given Blacksburg the nickname “The Epicenter”.

19

Southeastern Region

Polo Club at Virginia Tech

Pierre Chaux (201) 741-4900 presidentvtpolo@gmail.com

Coach Liv Berube (410) 935-6420 livstringer@gmail.com


University of Kentucky Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 25 minutes

MEMBERS 15

HORSES

SCHOOL

14

SIZE 30,473 Students SAT 1210

Lexington, KY

GPA 3.68

DID YOU KNOW? Lexington is the “Horse Capital of the World” and is home to the KY Horse Park and Keeneland Race Track.

Information wildcatpolo1@gmail.com University of Kentucky Polo @uk_polo www.uky.edu www.ukypolo.weebly.com

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

Contact Federico Puyana (803) 508-1071

Students can get involved in over 350 organizations including Greek Life.

puyana06@gmail.com

Coach Posey Obrecht | Jorge Vasquez (443) 717-1264 | (859) 321-6785 poseo@aol.com | jvpolo@icloud.com

20

Southeastern Region

University of Kentucky Polo Team


University of Louisville Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 45 minutes

MEMBERS 10

HORSES

SCHOOL

4

SIZE 23,000 Students SAT 1190

Louisville, KY

GPA 3.6

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

Information liz.young@louisville.edu Polo Club at the University of Louisville @cardinalpolo www.Louisville.edu uoflcardinalpolo.wixsite.com/polo

Including the Polo Team, U of L 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.

21

Southeastern Region

University of Louisville Polo Team

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

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


University of Michigan Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena and

Varsity Women | Club

Outdoor Arena

TYPE Student Organization

LOCATION Off Campus

MEMBERS 20

DISTANCE 30 minutes

HORSES

SCHOOL

12

SIZE 30,000 Students SAT 1450

Ann Arbor, MI

GPA 3.83

DID YOU KNOW? We are the #1 Public University in the United States!

Information mipoloclub@gmail.com MIPoloClub @mipoloclub www.umich.edu

Ann Arbor is consistently voted a top ten College Town.

www.mipoloclub.com

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

Maddie Blum (443) 886-7833 mcblum@umich.edu

Coach Emmalyn Wheaton (517) 303-1606 detroitpoloschool@gmail.com

22

Southeastern Region

University of Michigan Polo Team


University of South Carolina-Aiken Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 15 miles

MEMBERS 8

HORSES

SCHOOL

10

SIZE 3,374 Students SAT 880

Aiken, SC

GPA 2.5

DID YOU KNOW? Aiken Polo Club has the oldest polo field in the country.

Information USC Aiken Polo Team @uscaikenpolo www.usca.edu

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

Coach Tiger Kneece (803) 646-3301 tigerkneece@bellsouth.net

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

23

Southeastern Region

University of South Carolina-Aiken Polo Team


University of Wisconsin-Madison Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena and

Varsity Women | Club

Outdoor Arena

TYPE Club Sport

LOCATION Off Campus

MEMBERS 25

DISTANCE 20 minutes

HORSES

SCHOOL

10

SIZE 32,000 Students SAT 1370

Madison, WI

GPA 3.85

DID YOU KNOW? The UW Polo Club is housed at a private facility with a 70’ x 200’ indoor coverall arena and miles of fields for trail riding

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

As a growing program, all our members receive focused attention and plenty of playing time as well as hands on experience with the horses and the ins and outs of polo

The UW offers endless local charm, whether walking down State Street, enjoying a warm spring day at the Memorial Terrace or renting boats for an afternoon on the water

24

Southeastern Region

University of Wisconsin Polo Team

Coach CJ Schnier (608) 772-3394 cjschnier@tds.net


Virginia Polo Inc. at the University of Virginia FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena and

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

Outdoor Arena

TYPE Club Sport

LOCATION Off Campus

MEMBERS 40

DISTANCE 5 miles

HORSES

SCHOOL

60

SIZE 22,391 Students SAT 1410

Charlottesville, VA

GPA 4.23

DID YOU KNOW? The Virginia Polo Center is a 75 acre facility consisting of a 400’ x 150’ outdoor arena with lights, a 250’x100’ indoor arena, and a regulation Bermuda grass field.

Information llopez@vapolo.org VirginiaPoloClub @virginiapoloclub www.virginia.edu www.vapolo.org

Coach There is a 1500 square foot clubhouse named the Beh House (pronounced “Bay” House)

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

Winners of 11 Men’s National Championships and 10 Women’s National Championships

25

Southeastern Region

Virginia Polo Inc. at the University of Virginia


Washington & Lee University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE TBD

MEMBERS 22

HORSES

SCHOOL

0

SIZE 1,800 Students SAT 1450

Lexington, VA

GPA 3.96

DID YOU KNOW? Situated in the Shenandoah valley, W&L is the only liberal arts college with an accredited school of commerce. With small classes, abundant resources, and first-rate professors, W&L students are groomed for success after college.

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

Lexington is a small, but bustling town where students are rarely exposed to boredom while at W&L.

26

Southeastern Region

Washington & Lee University Polo Team

Information reedr22@mail.wlu.edu Washington and Lee Polo Club @wlupolo.org www.wlu.edu wlupolo.squarespace.com

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

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


Central Region

Colorado State University

Texas Tech University

Oklahoma State University University of North Texas

Texas Christian University

Southern Methodist University

University of Texas Texas A&M University St. Edwards University


Colorado State Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club | Beginners

LOCATION On Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 5 minutes

MEMBERS 65

HORSES

SCHOOL

30

SIZE 33,400 Students SAT 1210

Fort Collins, CO

GPA 3.4

DID YOU KNOW? Many national parks surround Fort Collins and all CSU students get free access!

Information csupololife@gmail.com CSUPolo @csupolo www.colostate.edu

Downtown Fort Collins inspired Disneyland’s Main Street!

www.csupolo.com

Contact Charlie Walker (562) 537-9010

CSU is one of the top veterinary schools in the United States.

Jason Bruemmer (Faculty Advisor) Jason.Bruemmer@colostate.edu (970) 491-8373

Coach TBD

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Central Region

Colorado State Polo Team


Oklahoma State University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 5-10 minutes

MEMBERS 20-30

HORSES

SCHOOL

20

SIZE 26,000 Students SAT 1160

Stillwater, OK

GPA 3

DID YOU KNOW? The OSU Student Union is the largest comprehensive university union in the world.

Information okstatepolo@yahoo.com OklahomaStatePoloClub @okstatepolo www.okstate.edu

OSU’s Colvin Center has been named one of the top six collegiate sports facilities in the nation.

okstatepolo.wixsite.com/okstatepolo

Contact Alison Thomas

OSU has students representing all 50 states and 120 countries.

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

Coach David Ragland (405) 833-5783 dragok@aol.com

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Central Region

Oklahoma State University Polo Team


Southern Methodist University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Covered Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 35 minutes

MEMBERS 17

HORSES

SCHOOL

19

SIZE 12,000 Students SAT 1370

Dallas, TX

GPA 3.7

DID YOU KNOW? The SMU Coach has won 17 USPA National Arena Championships (including Intercollegiate) and a record 8 Arena Opens.

Information polotom@usapolo.com SMU-Polo-Team @smupoloteam www.smu.edu www.smupolo.org

SMU sits right alongside two major Airports (DFW International and LOVE Airport) with direct flights to almost anywhere.

Coach Tom Goodspeed (619) 993-5553 polotom@usapolo.com

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

30

Central Region

Southern Methodist University Polo Team


Texas A&M University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 5 minutes

MEMBERS 50

HORSES

SCHOOL

20

SIZE 66,000 Students SAT 1250

College Station, TX

GPA 3.55

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

Information hreynolds16@tamu.edu aggiepolo @tamupolo www.tamu.edu

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

www.aggiepolo.com

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

Texas A&M has a Midnight Yell pep rally every year.

Coach Mike McCleary (979) 219-0162 mpmpolo@txcyber.com

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Central Region

Texas A&M University Polo Team


Texas Christian University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 55 minutes

MEMBERS 23

HORSES

SCHOOL

30

SIZE 10,489 Students SAT 1260

Fort Worth, TX

GPA 3.65

DID YOU KNOW? We play both indoor and outdoor polo up to 3 times a week!

Information tcupoloclub@gmail.com TCU Polo Team @tcu_polo www.tcu.edu

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

www.tcupolo.com

Contact Morgan McBride (219) 871-9428

TCU is located on 272 acres and has a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, giving TCU a big school feel with a small, private school experience.

morgan.mcbride@tcu.edu

Coach Vaughn Miller (214) 533-5411 coach@presonwoodpolo.com

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Texas Christian University Polo Team


Texas Tech Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport/Student Organization

DISTANCE 15 miles

MEMBERS 38

HORSES

SCHOOL

20

SIZE 37,000 Students SAT 1180

Lubbock, TX

GPA 3.44

DID YOU KNOW? Lubbock has over 260 days of sunshine a year.

Information texastechpolo16@gmail.com Texas Tech Polo @texastechpolo

All sporting events are free for students.

At the end of every semester our club host a banquet where we hand out superlatives for horses and club members

www.ttu.edu techconnect.dsa.ttu.edu/ organization/tech-polo-club

Coach Walker Rainey (325) 669-9105 wwrainey1944@gmail.com

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Central Region

Texas Tech Polo Team


University of North Texas Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 20 minutes

MEMBERS 10

HORSES

SCHOOL

30

SIZE 38,094 Students SAT 1030

Denton, TX

GPA 3

DID YOU KNOW? UNT is the 6th-largest University in Texas and is consistently named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys.

Information untpolo@gmail.com UNT Polo @untpolo www.unt.edu

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

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

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University of North Texas Polo Team

Contact Vaughn Miller, JR (214) 507-3309 vaughnmiller@live.com

Coach Vaughn Miller, SR (214) 533-5411 coach@presonwoodpolo.com


University of Texas Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor

Varsity Women | JV | Club

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE 13 miles

MEMBERS 5

HORSES

SCHOOL

5

SIZE 52,000 Students SAT 1360

Austin, TX

GPA 3.84

DID YOU KNOW? Austin offers great rock climbing, hiking, and lake activities year-round

Information universityoftexaspoloteam@gmail.com utxpolo @texaspoloteam www.utexas.edu

UT has the 3rd largest research endowment nationwide, and students can easily create their own projects

www.texaspoloteam.com

Contact Caroline Woodman

Looking to start a business? UT programs offer handson experience and funding aid through the Herb Kelleher Center

(214) 608-7557 carolinebwoodman@gmail.com

Coach Javier Insua (512) 630-7042

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Central Region

University of Texas Polo Team


St. Edwards University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 30 minutes

MEMBERS 5

HORSES

SCHOOL

7

SIZE 4,300 Students SAT 1175

Austin, TX

GPA 3.5

DID YOU KNOW? Two Wishes Ranch is a gorgeous property in the hill country that also has outdoor fields. It’s the perfect facility to explore all levels of polo.

Information seupoloclub @seupolo www.stedwards.edu www.stedwardspolo.com

Contact The University of Texas polo team practices nearby, so it’s easy to set up matches or just scrimmage!

Melissa Lopez (512) 919-9311 mlopez24@stedwards.edu

Coach We have a tradition of team dinners at Chick-fil-a after our Friday practices which is everyone’s favorite part of the week.

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St. Edwards University Polo Team

Ariel Rodriguez (970) 306-9508 ariel81rodriguez@gmail.com


Western Region Washington State University

University of Idaho

Oregon State University

Stanford University

Cal Poly

University of California-Santa Barbara Westmont College University of Southern California

Point Loma Nazarene

Montana State


Cal Poly Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena /

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

Indoor Arena

TYPE Student Organization

LOCATION Off Campus /

MEMBERS 22

On Campus DISTANCE 7 miles

HORSES

SCHOOL

30

SIZE 22,000 Students

Los Osos, CA

SAT 1300 GPA 3.92

DID YOU KNOW? We are 5 minutes from the ocean and surfing; 2 hours from skiing; and 3 hours from LA and SF

Information megan@centralcoastpolo.com groups/72448523020 @calpolypolo www.calpoly.edu

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

Contact Sydney Weise sydneyweise@yahoo.com

Our alumni are veterinarians, doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs and executives all over the country. Cal Poly graduates top engineers who go on to work for Apple and Tesla.

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Western Region

Cal Poly Polo Team

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


Oregon State University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena and

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV | Club

Outdoor Arena

TYPE Club Sport

LOCATION Off Campus

MEMBERS 20

DISTANCE 60 miles

HORSES

SCHOOL

10

SIZE 30,000 Students SAT 1180

Corvalis, OR

GPA 3.58

DID YOU KNOW? Students come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries

Information polo@oregonstate.edu OregonStatePolo @OregonStatePolo www.oregonstate.edu

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

Contact Joel Potyk, Club President (509) 714-0805

Highest GPA of any Oregon school

Potykj@oregonstate.edu

Coach Brandon Alcott (509) 844-7381 Brandon@AlcottAcademy.org

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Western Region

Oregon State University Polo Team


Polo Club of Montana State FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Indoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV

LOCATION On Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 2 miles

MEMBERS 15

HORSES

SCHOOL

10

SIZE 17,000 Students SAT 1200

Bozeman, MT

GPA 3.6

DID YOU KNOW? Montana State University was founded in 1893-Montana’s Land-Grant University.

Information poloclubofmsu@gmail.com Montana State University Polo Club @montanastatepolo www.montana.edu

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

Contact Maddy Bremel (763) 496-7281 poloclubofmsu@gmail.com

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

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

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Western Region

Polo Club of Montana State


Point Loma Nazarene Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE 28 miles

MEMBERS 5

HORSES

SCHOOL

15

SIZE 3,561 Students

Nazarene, CA

SAT 1210 GPA 3.79

DID YOU KNOW? PLNU has an ocean front campus which is adjacent to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

Information plnuwomenspolo@gmail.com Point Loma Nazarene Polo @plnupolo www.pointloma.edu

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

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

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

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Western Region

Point Loma Nazarene Polo Team


Stanford University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women | JV Men | JV Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 4 miles

MEMBERS 15

HORSES

SCHOOL

22

SIZE 7,000 Students

Stanford, CA

SAT 1500 GPA 3.95

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

Information stanfordpoloclub@lists.stanford.edu StanfordPoloClub @stanfordpoloclub www.stanford.edu spc.stanford.edu

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

Coach Erich Schloss (210) 865-2797

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

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Western Region

Stanford University Polo Team

eschloss@alumni.stanford.edu


University of Idaho Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 10 miles

MEMBERS 5

HORSES

SCHOOL

5

SIZE 12,000 Students SAT 1120

Moscow, ID

GPA 3.4

DID YOU KNOW? Students are from 50 states and 79 countries

Information uofipolo @uofipolo www.uidaho.edu

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

Contact Aléna Perriguey-Krings (208) 310-4524 perr7127@vandals.uidaho.edu

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

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

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Western Region

University of Idaho Polo Team


University of California - Santa Barbara Polo Team

UC SB

FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Student Organization

DISTANCE 20 minutes

MEMBERS 7

HORSES

SCHOOL

12

SIZE 24,000 Students

polo Est. 2017

Santa Barbara, CA

SAT 1450 GPA 4.25

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

Information ucsbpolo@gmail.com ucsbpolo @ucsbpolo www.ucsb.edu

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

www.sbpolo.com

Coach Jeff Scheraga

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

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Western Region

University of California - Santa Barbara Polo Team

(315) 256-5797 jeff@sbpolo.com


University of Southern California Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Covered Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 25 miles

MEMBERS 15

HORSES

SCHOOL

9-12

SIZE 18,000 Students

Los Angeles, CA

SAT 1450 GPA 3.73

DID YOU KNOW? USC is the only university in the world to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every summer Olympiad since 1912.

Information uscpolo@gmail.com uscpolo @poloatusc www.usc.edu www.uscpoloclub.org

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

Coach Ardeshir Radpour (818) 437-1600 ardeshir@radpour.com

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

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Western Region

University of Southern California Polo Team


Washington State University Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Men | Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 30 minutes

MEMBERS 20

HORSES

SCHOOL

8

SIZE 30,000 Students SAT 1110

Pullman, WA

GPA 3.4

DID YOU KNOW? WSU started as an agricultural college and remains a popular choice for agricultural and pre-vet students, but it is also wellknown for its engineering, neuroscience, business, and communications programs.

Information wsupolo@yahoo.com WSUpolo @WSUpolo www.wsu.edu

Contact Hannah Thom

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

(253) 886-9874 hannah.thom@wsu.edu

Coach Annie Frosolone

The university is famous for its Cougar Gold cheese and Ferdinand’s Ice Cream, produced with milk from the university dairy.

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Western Region

Washington State University Polo Team

(306) 969-5715 annie.frosolone@wsu.edu


Westmont Polo Team FACILITY

TEAM

TYPE Outdoor Arena

Varsity Women

LOCATION Off Campus

TYPE Club Sport

DISTANCE 10 minutes

MEMBERS 4

HORSES

SCHOOL

15

SIZE 1,300 Students

Santa Barbara, CA

SAT 1300 GPA 3.92

DID YOU KNOW? None of the four players had ever held a mallet before starting the team freshman year.

Information @westmont_polo www.westmont.edu

Coach Jeff Scheraga

Westmont college takes up only 111 acres of land.

(315) 256-5797 jeff@sbpolo.com

You might see a celebrity around Westmont’s campus! Many stars such as Oprah and Ellen Degeneres call Santa Barbara home.

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Western Region

Westmont Polo Team


USPA

Intercollegiate

Scholarship Program

SIX, $4,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ANNUALLY Auto renewable for up to 4 years of undergraduate education Open to current interscholastic and intercollegiate players.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 3.0 GPA Two letters of recommendation Short essay Deadline: May

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2021 USPA College Team Catalog  

2021 USPA College Team Catalog