Club Mission Statement
The purpose of the club is to introduce polo for the enjoyment and further pursuit of the learning of the game of polo to the community of USC Aiken and Aiken. The Club will provide an educational model for the progression in the improvement of polo-oriented studies. The Club will maintain, uphold, and adhere to a level of sportsmanship suitable to the regulations provided by the university.
About the Team
Aiken is world-renowned for its abundance of equestrian opportunities, with polo being central to the town’s identity. Home to Whitney Field, considered the oldest existing polo field in the country, Aiken is a hub for players in the fall and spring of each year. USC Aiken students have the chance to take advantage of these opportunities during the school year with the men and women’s club polo teams.
The team is open to men and women of all experience levels, and participates in the United States Polo Association's Intercollegiate Tournaments. The UofSC Aiken Polo Team plays against schools in the Southeastern region during the regular season, and nationally when qualified.
The team attracts a variety of players, some with their own string and others new to the sport. Horses are provided for players to practice and compete on for those without their own. Practices are held weekly at the New Bridge Polo and Country Club arena or at Winthrop Field, weather permitting. Outside of the spring intercollegiate season, players often participate in tournaments and practices hosted by Aiken Polo Club.
The UofSC Polo Team holds annual fundraisers, made possible with the support of the Aiken equestrian community. More information about future fundraisers can be found on the team’s social media pages.