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Stay up to date with all the happenings of the University of Kentucky Polo team by following our newsletter. Our Newsletter will be updated monthly, and for big events. 

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Upcoming events

  • Women's Varsity @ University of Virginia (10/26-10/27)
  • Mens varsity @ The Franklin Polo Academy 10/29
  • Women's Varsity @ Cal Poly tournament 11/1-11/5
  • Men's Varsity @ Colorado State University 11/2-11/5

September 2017

The ponies arrived back in Lexington on Friday September 22. We will be staying at the Commonwealth Polo Club for the second year in a row. With thanks to the Huber family we are excited to welcome two new horses Sugar, and Cajun to the team. We have started taking out sets before and after classes to get the horses back in shape for the University of Virginia Fall Invitational coming up in October. We had our first Club introductory practice on September 24th, and our first Women's practice on September 29th. Thanks to the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, all of the horses were given health examinations on September 28th to ensure that they are ready to play. We are off to a great start and are looking forward to a great year ahead!

September- The Bluegrass Invitational Cup

Members of both the Varsity Men's, and Women's team were able to participate in a invitational cup put on by Mount Brilliant Farm. Our members were able to connect with some good contacts, and watch an incredible game of grass polo played by Dixana, and Black Rock. It was a wonderful opportunity for our team and we would like to thank the Goodman's of Mount Brilliant farm for inviting us to this awesome event!

April 2017

All of the ponies have gone to their homes for the summer. Two stayed here in Kentucky, while the other eight went to Maryland. We are thankful for the great 2016-2017 year that we had and everyone who made it possible. We are looking forward to beginning next semester on a good note, as for now enjoy your summer!

March 2017- Regional Finals

The varsity Women's team traveled to the Virginia Polo Center to compete against Michigan State University, and the University of Virginia for Regional Finals. Libby Graham , Kate McCaughey, Anastasia Vialov, Molly Hosler, Maggie Holloway, represented the women's team. Monique Whitehurst, and President Ben Lynch came along for support and coaching.  Unfortunately, they did not prevail but they played two great games, and it was a wonderful experience. Molly Hosler even won another all-star award for the Wildcats. University of Virginia won the Regional tournament, and we wish them all the best at Nationals in Santa Barbara!

February 2017- Preliminary Finals

After a freak accident while traveling which lead to the loss of the team favorite pony "Penguin", the girls gave it their all at Preliminary Finals.The match was held at the Atlanta Regional Polo center in Georgia. The varsity women's team was represented by Anastasia Vialov, Molly Hosler, Libby Graham, Kate McCauhgey, and Maggie Holloway. The team was coached by Monique Whitehurst, and President Ben Lynch. After loosing to Emory in the first match, the girls turned around and came back strong to beat Virginia Tech, winning the tournament in net goals. Molly Hosler won an all-star award for the Wildcats, and everyone improved immensely from the first game against Emory to the second game against Virginia Tech. The Women's team will now be heading to the Virginia Polo Center in March to compete in the Regional Finals tournament!

January 2017

We have had a very busy month of January. We shipped the horses back to Commonwealth Polo Club following winter turnout. Three new club members joining for the spring semester even braved the cold for practice. Three of members of our varsity team went and played Michigan State University over the third weekend in January. The team was represented by Anastasia Vialov, Molly Hosler, and Maggie Holloway. Although, they did not prevail this was they first game playing with one another and the improved greatly throughout the weekend. Over the fourth weekend in January the women's team was represented by Kate McCaughey, Anastasia Vialov, Molly Hosler, and Libby Graham at the Virginia Polo Center where they competed against the University of Virginia to secure a spot for the preliminary finals tournament. The girls played a great game and we are excited to start preparing for preliminary finals in February!

November 2016- UK vs. Garrison

Members of the Kentucky team traveled home for Thanksgiving and were able to play Garrison School while they were at it. The Wildcats were represented by Ben Lynch, Anastasia Vialov, Maggie Holloway, and alum Posey Obrecht. It was a great match and Ben Lynch was awarded the player of the game. Prior to leaving for Thanksgiving break, the Kentucky horses were put on winter turnout for some time off until the students return from Christmas break in January. 

October 2016- Franklin Polo Academy

Our varsity Men's team traveled to Nashville, with a string of 7 horses to compete against the Franklin Polo Academy. The Men's team was represented by Ben Lynch, Nick Vidal, and Tommy Huber. Although, the boys team did not prevail the event was very well done, and they had a great time playing. We are hoping to be back at the Tractor Supply Arena in the future!

October 2016- Fall Invitational @ The Virginia Polo Center

The Men's Varsity team, two members of the Women's team, and 12 horses traveled to the Virginia Polo Center for the 2016 Fall Invitational. With two flat tires on the way and one on the way home the trip was quite eventful. The Men's team was represented by Ben Lynch, Nick Vidal, and Tommy Huber. Anastasia Vialov, and Maggie Holloway also attended as grooms. The boys competed against Miami University, and The University of Virginia. It was a great weekend, and the boys played very well as it was their first time playing together. All horses and players came home safely and we would like to thank our President Ben Lynch for shipping the horses to the tournament. 

October 2016- Annie's Answer Charity Event

We had our first event of the year held at the Commonwealth Polo Club. The event was a fundraiser for the Annie's Answer Charity. It was a coed game featuring some out of club members. It was a great event in all areas, raising money for a good cause. Freshmen Tommy Huber, won an all star award for the wildcats, and Columbia was awarded Best Playing Pony. Following this game we are excited to get the season under way and competing in more games in the future, go cats!