The oldest intercollegiate polo program in the U.S., the Harvard Polo Club builds on a tradition of polo at Harvard, dating back to 1883. The team, reestablished in 2006, currently has 22 members and practices regularly in Hamilton, Massachusetts. During our fall and spring seasons, we compete in matches against Yale, Stanford, the University of Virginia, the University of Connecticut, Cornell, the University of Massachusetts, and Skidmore, among others.
Harvard Polo is very competitive. In June, the team travels to the UK in June for an exhibition game with Oxford, Cambridge and Yale at the Guard's Polo Club outside of London. While in Europe, the team plays additional games in Rome, Geneva and Chantilly. This year we traveled to Asia in July to play in Mongolia and China. The team took second place in the inaugural Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo Tournament in Tianjin, China.
We are supported by generous alumni and donors, our most generous being Tommy Lee Jones (Harvard '69), an avid polo player has invited the team to his San Saba facilities in Texas, Florida, and Argentina for training in addition to donating polo ponies and equipment. We are deeply grateful for all of the support we receive, especially as we aim to make Harvard Polo a sustainable, central, and permanent fixture on the Harvard campus for generations of undergraduates. If you are interested in supporting the team please visit the Donate section of this website.