Come visit the Purdue Polo Club at the Hoosier Horse Fair at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend! Learn all about polo at Purdue and how YOU can learn to play the sport at a location convenient to both West Lafayette and Indianapolis! Members will be on hand to answer questions at the club’s booth in the vendor fair and will also be acting as ushers during the Friday and Saturday evening rodeos.
Hoosier Horse Fair Flyer (PDF)
The Purdue Polo Club is looking for 4-5 horses to lease for its 2012-13 Season (Oct. 1 2012 to Mar. 30 2013). Horses will be stabled at Foxton Farm in Romney, IN. For more details about this opportunity to allow the club to continue teaching lessons and educate students about polo, please contact us.
As the spring 2012 lesson program comes to a close, the Purdue Polo Club would like to thank everyone who has supported and provided services to the club. Special thanks are extended to:
— Adam Kaminski, Sam Suhail, and Jeff Hensel of the Barrington Hills Polo Club for leasing horses to the club
— Foxton Farm for boarding the polo ponies and providing a place for the team to practice and teach polo lessons
— Hank Highfield for being a wonderful farrier to the polo ponies
— Kim Hobson of Hawthorne Products for donating poultice wraps and liniment
— Dr. Mark Russell for being the club’s advisor
— Purdue University for providing veterinary and club services
— The United States Polo Association
— Friends of the club for donating time, effort, and monetary support
Below are photos from the lesson program this spring:
The Purdue Polo Club attended the USPA Midstates Preliminary Regional Tournament this past weekend. According to the USPA, the last time a Purdue team attended a regional tournament was in 2004! The womens varsity faced tough competition from the UPenn team, but they played hard and had a great time. Thanks to the USPA, Derbyshire Stables, University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and the University of Louisville for a great tournament weekend! Photos from the game against UPenn are below:
We’re ordering polo t-shirts this semester!
They’re going to have Purdue Pete playing polo on the front and say “Purdue Polo” and on the back will have the quote “Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake: -Sylvester Stallone. Whether you’re a current club member or one of our fabulous alumni, if you’d love to rep our club with this awesome shirt, e-mail us your shirt size! Price will be between $10-$15 depending on the number we order.
Artwork (c) Marina Lucia