Uniting People to Polo in Texas Since 2006

Polo is Played ALL OVER the State of Texas . . .

About TEXANS FOR POLO, Our Positioning Statement:

  1. To unite those interested in becoming a polo player find a professional instructor in their area
  2. Offer a listing of polo schedules across Texas to the wide assortment of polo venues for spectators to visit
  3. 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

Polo is also known as the sport of princes & kings.  Why?  Just read on below about why this is a true fact.

Please click the YouTube video (below) to get a 2 minute glimpse into what being at a polo event looks like and feels like in an entertaining way properly timed to the song “Pretty Woman” by Mr. Roy Orbison.  

Produced by, Charlotte Webb Taylor “The Polo Lady”

 

Polo is has fascinated me since I was 9 years old as a longtime polo fan and current Marketing Director and Professional Private Events Planner for the luxury market.  This is because Polo is one of the OLDEST sports in the world and is ancient since it is over 2,500 years old (YES!  Polo is older than Jesus!!!  I didn’t it believe it until I did my own research and learned this fact was true.)  Polo is also one of the FASTEST sports as horse and bravely fierce rider have been reported to travel at speeds of up to 35-40 MPH and a well hit little hard ball, the size of a softball, can travel at speeds of up to 100 MPH.  All of this while the players as you can see in the photo(s) below are not wearing shoulder pads and full-fledged face masks which also makes Polo one of the most DANGEROUS sports in the world!   Played on the LARGEST FIELD in professional sports (just over 9 football fields would fit in the square footage of a regulation sized polo field.

 

WOW!  Right?  Come on out to polo in your area of Texas and see for yourselves…don’t forget to bring your family and fun friends…children too!  Kiddo’s of all ages are welcome at all times at POLO!  Click on our “Schedules” listing for posted schedules and for the direct contact information to the polo club of your choice to learn more about the club nearest to your part of Texas!

 

Hope to see you and yours at POLO!

 

~ Charlotte Webb Taylor,  Founder and Director for Texans for Polo, http://PoloWorldNetwork.com, and the http://UnitedStatesPoloNetwork.com

POLO is a Way of Life in Which Tradition is Revered and Competition is Fierce

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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.

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Source:   http://PoloMuseum.com

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.

Prince Charles the Prince of Wales is actually QUITE an accomplished polo player with a 4 handicap, he has surpassed the ranking of 3 required to be a polo PRO. This is a rarity for polo patrons who most commonly have a handicap of only 0 or 1 (Polo Handicap range is -2 to 10, with 10 being the highest of which only a handful of players currently playing in the world have achieved.)
Prince Charles the Prince of Wales is actually QUITE an accomplished polo player with a 4 handicap, he has surpassed the ranking of 3 required to be a polo PRO. This is a rarity for polo patrons who most commonly have a handicap of only 0 or 1 (Polo Handicap range is -2 to 10, with 10 being the highest of which only a handful of players currently playing in the world have achieved.)

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!

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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!*

Lucchese polo Patron John Muse, Prince Harry, and other talented polo players after a win in the Sandhurst Stanford event benefiting British Forces Foundation, June 11, 2008. (The year prior, John Muse played in the same tournament with Prince William)
Lucchese polo Patron John Muse, Prince Harry, and other talented polo players after a win in the Sandhurst Stanford event benefiting British Forces Foundation, June 11, 2008. (The year prior, John Muse played in the same tournament with Prince William.)

*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.

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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.

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Texans for Polo Proudly Supports the Unwanted Horse Coalition

Unwanted Polo Horse Coalition by the United States Polo Association

For more information on this very important cause and for how you can help, please visit:

The hot link to the Unwanted Horse Coalition – USPA

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Polo Hot Air Balloon at night

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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.

Charlotte Menke Skaggs, Catering Events & Business Development Manager for The Fort Worth Club, Est. with Membership Director Denise Harmon Shaw, club members Mary Margaret Davis and Rush Vann with executives from Lockheed Martin headquarters at a Fort Worth Club membership happy hour event in The Library bar
Charlotte Menke Skaggs, Catering Events & Business Development Manager for The Fort Worth Club, Est. with Membership Director Denise Harmon Shaw, club members Mary Margaret Davis and Rush Vann with executives from Lockheed Martin headquarters at a Fort Worth Club membership happy hour event in The Library bar

“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”

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This website was designed, produced, and is maintained by Charlotte Skaggs Taylor

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