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The Princeton University Polo Club is a fun, relaxed, and growing club. We want to make polo available to students and offer very competitive rates for our training sessions. We hold regular lessons during term-time in the fall and spring semester. We liaise with other universities, polo clubs and professional teams to organise competitive chukkas and compete in the United States Polo Association‘s Intercollegiate Polo Championships. In addition to our exciting polo schedule, we hold regular and varied socials, gatherings and events as a club to which we invite guests with open arms.
The first Princeton University Polo Team was founded in 1902 by William G. Devereux, and Walter B. Devereux, both Class of 1904. Only two years later, Princeton became the first official collegiate polo team in the United States.
The years 1919 to 1942 marked the golden era of PUPC. The R.O.T.C. and the Princeton Polo Association had made available several polo fields and one of the nation’s largest indoor riding halls on Princeton’s campus. Princeton won the first ever Intercollegiate Championship contested in 1922 against Yale.
By 1942, the Princeton Mallet Men, one of whom won polo silver for the United States at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, had won 6 Intercollegiate Championships. Unfortunately, WWII brought the polo program at Princeton to a grinding halt.
The Harrison Housing Project consumed the riding hall and Devereux Memorial Polo Field. Polo disappeared from Princeton.
Unsuccessful attempts to revive polo on campus were made in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 2014, the long standing polo tradition has returned to Princeton!
We train Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Scrimmages are on weekends and frequently on Saturday or Sunday. Semester dues for the low key track are $750 and $1300 for the intensive track. If you have questions, please contact us through this website.
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