We are the 2015 National Champions! The Colorado State University Men’s Varsity Polo team took home our fourth National Championship in April. We are the first CSU club sport to win back to back National Championships in 1990 and 1991 followed by a third title in 1999. We are looking forward to another successful season in 2016. 

The Colorado State University Polo Club is an entirely student run CSU club sport that has been in operation since 1977. The club owns over 30 polo ponies that are boarded at the CSU Equine Center, where practices are held 6 days a week. Our Men’s and Women’s teams are very competitive on a National level, frequenting regional and national tournaments. In addition, the club has a large beginner and junior varsity program. Previous polo experience is not required to join, so we regularly have between 30 and 40 members who are learning to love the great sport of polo.

Contact Us:  coloradostatepolo@gmail.com

PRESIDENT

Polo club president Bennett Moore

Bennett Moore

Year: Sophomore
Major: Natural Resource Management
Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Bennett has been playing polo for 5 years and currently is playing on the men’s varsity team. 

VICE PRESIDENT & CHUKKER MANAGER

Chris Chun

Chris Chun

Year: Senior
Major: Equine Sciences
Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Chris started riding at age 9 and started playing polo at CSU. He currently plays on the varsity team.

HORSE MANAGER

Horse manager, Christy Haines

Christy Haines

Year: Second-year vet student
Major: DVM
Hometown: Pukalani, Hawaii

Christy has been riding horses for 20 years and started playing polo 2 years ago. She currently plays on the JV team. 

HORSE MANAGER

Amelia Haddad portriat

Amelia Haddad

Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Hometown: Cypress, TX

Amelia has been riding horses for 14 years. She learned to ride from her mom who did jumpers in France. She started off in Pony Club in Texas and has her C1 rating. Amelia also showed in 3 day eventing until switching over to primarily dressage and show jumping. In high school she focused mostly on dressage and showed up to 3rd level. Amelia started playing polo her freshman year at CSU and is currently on the Varsity team.

SECRETARY

Secretary, Kelsey Naftel

Kelsey Naftel

Year: Senior
Major: Equine Sciences (Pre-Vet)
Hometown: Oahu, Hawaii 

Kelsey has been riding horses since she was 11 and started playing outdoor polo when she was 15. 

TREASURER

Treasurer, Sarah Condido

Sarah Condido

Year: Senior
Major: Chemical & Biological Engineering | Minor: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska

I got into polo at CSU and previously showed hunter/jumpers for 6 years before coming to college. I love squirrels and cats. When I grow up I want to be a pediatrician.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

PR officer, Georgia Caesar

Georgia Caesar

Year: Sophomore
Major: Equine Sciences
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Georgia has been riding horses for 10 years and has been playing polo for 2 years. She currently plays on the JV team. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Officer, Riley Spiller

Riley Spiller

Year: Sophomore
Major: Health & Exercise Sciences
Hometown: Littleton, CO

Riley has been riding horses for 12 years and started playing polo at CSU one year ago. She currently plays on the JV team. 

JV REPRESENTATIVE

JV rep, Kaleb Erwin

Kaleb Erwin

Year: Sophomore
Major: Economics
Hometown: Farmington, MO

Caleb started playing polo at CSU and is currently on the JV team. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 27th at 7:00pm: Men’s Varsity plays Texas Tech

October 28th at 11:00am: Women’s Varsity play Texas Tech

November 10th at 7:00pm: Men’s Varsity plays University of Kentucky

December 10th at 7:00 pm: Women’s Varsity plays Texas Christian University

 

two players battle for the ball at a polo match

GIVING TO THE CLUB

Here at CSU Polo, our goal is to not only bring National Championships to Colorado State University, but to continue introducing people to the sport we love.

This is a student-run, student-coached organization that must raise $70,000 annually just to maintain our string of world-class ponies. Students are then responsible for their own travel and equipment.

Your donation to our program will have an immediate and lasting impact by allowing us to continue to properly care for our ponies and potentially provide scholarships to the team.

HORSE & EQUIPMENT DONATIONS

We are always accepting donations of the following items:

  • Polo ponies – please contact Bennett Moore for details 205-383-7081.
  • New or Used tack in good condition
  • Men’s and Women’s Mallets
  • Arena Polo Balls 
  • Functional mane or body clippers
  • Standing wraps
  • Heavy winter blankets
  • Grooming supplies 

We also have an Amazon wishlist set-up. If you have any questions about horse & equipment donations, please contact Bennett or other club officers.

polo mallets hanging on the wall
a saddle on a polo horse

AVAILABLE MERCHANDISE

CSU POLO BUMPER STICKER

Bumper Sticker | $6

csu polo baseball cap

Baseball Hat | $15

green csu polo t-shirt

T-Shirt | $15 (also available in Gray)

csu polo tank top

Tank Top | $15

Please contact Georgia or Riley if you are interested in purchasing any Polo merchandise.

AVAILABLE HORSES

The CSU Polo Club currently has the following horse available for adoption.

None at this time