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Another Exciting Season in Palm Beach

There are few tournaments in the world that require as much grit, strength, strategy and teamwork as the Gauntlet of Polo. Set in the heart of the Winter Equestrian Captial of the world at the National Polo Center, the Gauntlet is the sports toughest test. It’s a three month long competition that comprises of the top tournaments in the United States: the C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup and… Read More »Another Exciting Season in Palm Beach

What makes a good polo pony

Polo is one of the oldest team sports that began as an opportunity to showcase the Manipuri Pony: a formidable war horse and a sacred creature. Today, the Manipuri Pony is considered endangered, but their best qualities have been passed down to the modern polo pony. The perfect pony is hard to find, but “having a good horse is one of the most important aspects in the game…it’s like racing… Read More »What makes a good polo pony

History of Polo in England

Going back centuries, the story of how polo reached the western world starts with England. England is often credited with igniting the explosion of polo across the globe. After British tea-planters witnessed the original polo matches in Manipur, India for cavalry training, the sport traveled with British naval officers to the western world. After Britain’s first match in 1869, the sport quickly became popularized. In 1874, the first formal writing… Read More »History of Polo in England

Rules of Polo – and how they have changed

Polo Origins Prior to the 19th century, there were no official rules to the game of polo. Polo was originally played with 100 or more players on a team to simulate battle and was played by cavalry units. These massive teams also used tree branches or carved sticks to hit a ball made of a combination of willow, bamboo, and leather. Later, the sport became more popular and was allocated… Read More »Rules of Polo – and how they have changed

Women in polo

Learn more about the top rated women’s polo players A look back in history Polo began in 6th century BC as a training game for cavalry units and has grown consistently and more recently at a rapid pace. The limitations on women before the last 51 years has not stopped the massive growth of the sport for women and men. The United States Polo Association, the national governing body for… Read More »Women in polo

U.S. Polo Assn. Outfits USA Team in Prestigious Westchester Cup, Airing on ESPN Platforms

United States and England to Compete in the Oldest Rivalry in the Sport of Polo WELLINGTON, Fla. (March 28, 2023) – U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), is the Official Apparel Sponsor for the USA Team in the biggest rivalry in the sport of polo, the Westchester Cup. Held at the USPA National Polo Center (NPC) – Wellington, Fla. on Friday, March 31,… Read More »U.S. Polo Assn. Outfits USA Team in Prestigious Westchester Cup, Airing on ESPN Platforms

Setting the Pace

Wellington’s equestrian community has become a powerful economic engine for Palm Beach County. Wellington was once renowned for having the world’s largest strawberry patch. Now it is home to a thriving equestrian community with a $280 million economic impact on Palm Beach County. With 57 miles of trails and two sporting venues, the upscale village of 66,000 averages one horse for every three residents. No other place on Earth can… Read More »Setting the Pace