A Brief History of Polo
The sport of polo is older than recorded history—it is estimated that polo was first played in Persia (Iran) between the 6th century B.C. to the 1st century A.D—and its origins are in the inspirational relationship between humans and horses. This special bond and the unique blending of athletic talents between horse and rider have helped polo evolve into “the sport of kings.”
Modern polo originated in Manipur, a northeastern state of India, and was introduced to the west in the late 19th century by British military officers and tea planters, who learned the sport from locals.
Emory Polo Club
The mission of the Emory University Polo Club is to encourage and promote the sport of polo in a safe and fun manner. Polo plays a major role in our Emory experience and fills us with school spirit. Riding horses is a rewarding experience, with many physical and psychological benefits. We are continuing a legacy started by our alumni, and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to partake in this sport. Plus, we are passionate about sharing this sport with anyone interested in learning.
We welcome general club members looking to learn basic horsemanship skills—and we encourage everyone to master the skills so they can compete in intercollegiate matches.
As a club sport at Emory University, the Polo Club is aimed at teaching students how to ride horses and play polo. We are a registered Intercollegiate team with the United States Polo Association and play at the Atlanta Regional Polo Center.
What is our Momentum goal?
We are looking for $5,000 which will allow more students to join, and allow us to travel and compete in matches and tournaments. If you don’t have a means to donate, we would still appreciate you sharing this page with someone who can help us reach our goal!
By supporting Emory Polo Club, you allow us to grow and share the sport we love. Thank you so much for your support!