POLO is a Way of Life in Which Tradition is Revered and Competition is Fierce
Acknowledged as being one of the fastest games in the world, polo captivates an audience like no other sport and is played regularly throughout the entire state of Texas!
Come join us and experience the camaraderie and the thrill of the sport of princes and kings. Polo is the sport of princes and kings because since ancient times kings and their prince sons would practice and hone their battlefield war skills on horseback. Whether young or older, polo does not discriminate due to age. They say if you need “new legs,” you get a new horse!
POLO – The Ancient 2,500 Year Old Sport of Princes and Kings
Mounted nomads in Central Asia played a version of polo that was part sport and part training for war, with as many as 100 men on a side. In Persia, polo became a national sport, played by the nobility and military men.
For a great deal of his adult life, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, was a keen and competitive polo player. The Prince of Wales became interested in polo as a child, watching his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, play at Windsor. In his early teens Prince Charles, His Royal Highness, played practice chukkas (a period of time in polo) at Windsor during the school holidays. His Royal Highness’s handicap rose gradually from 1 in 1967 to 4 in 1982.
On November 17, 2005, after 40 years and a few fractures, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, retired from polo. He once described Polo as “my (Prince Charles’) one great extravagance”.
Keeping up with Royal Family traditions both Prince William and Prince Harry are currently avid polo players and play often in polo events benefiting good causes right here in the United States!
Born and raised in Texas, with his main home located in Highland Park of Dallas Texas, polo Patron John Muse has traveled “across the pond” many times over the last several years to play polo with both Prince Harry and Prince William at Sandhurst in England to benefit the British Forces Foundation and has won the coveted trophy!*
*To see the actual press release written by North Texas Polo LLC Marketing Director and SMU public relations major Charlotte Menke Skaggs, please visit our “Media” page on this Texans for Polo website. This press release includes a thoughtful quote from John Muse on what it was like for him when he played with Prince Harry and his thoughts about proudly supporting the British Forces Foundation.
YOU Can Be a Part of ALL the Action!
The choice is yours. You can enjoy your fresh picnic on a comfortable blanket or seated in your lawn chairs fieldside, while wiggling your toes in the lush green lawn. Some venues and specialty events may have additional seating in the stands.
No Fancy Hat Required ~ After All . . . This is Polo in Texas, Not Polo in England ~ Be Comfortable!
Relax . . . The attire and atmosphere of polo in Texas is relaxed and comfortable. That is unless you feel like acting out the famous polo event scene from the movie Pretty Woman. Then, fancy hats, airy sundresses for the ladies and cool linen slacks for the gentlemen will work to achieve your very own polo formal event!
For more details about What to Wear to Polo, please visit the “Attire” page on this Texans for Polo website.
Please read on throughout this website to find out how you can saddle up and become an active part of the historic sport of polo.
Texans for Polo Proudly Supports the Unwanted Horse Coalition
For more information on this very important cause and for how you can help, please visit:
OUR MISSION AT TEXANS FOR POLO:
- To unite those interested in becoming a polo player find a professional instructor in their area
- Offer a listing of polo schedules across Texas to the wide assortment of polo venues for spectators to visit
- Referral source for those interested in hosting their own private celebrations and fundraisers at polo as a fresh, new, and different entertainment option that is widely popular amongst gentlemen, ladies and children
PLAY POLO – WATCH POLO – HOST AN EVENT AT POLO
Texans for Polo provides a welcoming and friendly place connecting ALL those interested in Polo at all levels.
We provide a central website for spectators, players, and fans to find the current schedule for polo matches in their area. For those interested in playing polo, we can help coordinate matching them with the best polo instructor for their unique needs. Texans for Polo also connects clients interested in hosting their next event or fundraiser activity at polo.
Due to the large outdoor space available, we can arrange for your guests to partake in some of various, unique event add-on options before, during, or after the polo match such as:
- Riding a professional trail riding horse in a group
- Hot air balloon rides
- Petting zoo, and MORE!
Interested in Playing Polo or Booking a Private Event?
Please contact event professional Charlotte (Menke) Skaggs Taylor at 214-918-3274 (text messages are accepted) or Email her at: Charlotte@PoloLady.com and please put “Private Event” or “Polo Lesson” in the subject line for a prompt response. Charlotte can get you involved in polo right away!
Charlotte Skaggs Taylor is a former Catering Event and Business Development Manager at The Fort Worth Club, Est. 1885 ~ A Platinum Club of America, one of only 35 dinner clubs in the United States to have earned that elite distinction, Marketing Events Director for North Texas Polo LLC and the Las Colinas Polo Club, and Marketing Events Manager at Park Place Dealerships for Bentley, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Mercedes, and Lexus motorcars.
“I can help you plan an event so memorable, your guests are sure to be telling all their friends and co-workers about ‘Going to POLO!’ “
~ Charlotte Skaggs Taylor, the “Polo Lady”
This website was designed, produced, and is maintained by Charlotte Skaggs Taylor