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Intercollegiate Programs

About Intercollegiate Polo

The USPA Intercollegiate program provides students a venue to have their first polo experience and seasoned players a place to continue competitive regular season and tournament play during their time at university. Intercollegiate polo is played in the arena under the official USPA Arena Rules and specific I/I and Arena Tournament Conditions. As is all I/I polo, the intercollegiate league is played using a “split string.” During their time in the program, many players are given the opportunity to participate in leadership and horse management roles within their student run clubs; providing real life learning experiences in the polo world.

There are 41 established USPA Intercollegiate Polo Programs representing 15 men’s teams and 26 women’s teams across four regions of the United States. Competing in separate divisions, the top men’s and women’s teams battle for a chance to advance to the National Intercollegiate Championship.

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Jt Shiverick Smu On The Ball With Lorenzo Masias Cornell Defense © Jim Bremner Web
"In regards to the kind of polo that college offers, it definitely teaches you about playing as a team, playing hard, and learning how to ride dozens of different horses." – Felipe Viana, UVA '13

Additional Programs


The USPA awards at least six, $4,000 scholarships a year to players who have participated in the interscholastic polo program and are looking to continue their polo career at the collegiate level. Players must meet requirements outlined in the guidelines and awards are renewable for up to four years of academic study. For more information please click here.

Fundraising Grant

Intercollegiate teams may apply for up to $2,000 each year to assist with the costs of putting on a fundraiser. The application should include a detailed description of the event outlining expenses, income and projected profit. Applications are reviewed by a committee of volunteers and are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for the Fundraising Funds please email Ali Davidge at

Fundraising Guidelines: Fundraising Overview Document

Intercollegiate Funding Grant

Intercollegiate teams may apply for up to $2,000 in funding through the I/I Start Up & Enhancement Program. Qualified items include tack and equipment. Applications are reviewed by a committee of volunteers and are accepted from September 1 – October 1 each year. To apply, click here.

Funding Guidelines: Funding Overview Document

Intercollegiate Clinic Support

Up to $2000 in reimbursable funds are available for your club to host a clinic for your team. The clinic should be aimed at the varsity level/competing members first. These funds are for the use between August 1 and December 31, 2023. For more information, click here.


Umpire support is available to teams who are playing in-region or nationally competitive games. Teams must apply to receive umpire support which is approved on a rolling basis and based on approval and availability for umpires. Requests must be made three weeks prior to the scheduled game date. To submit a request, please email Bradley Biddle at

NIC Finals
"Winning always makes things more fun, no doubt, but I value the experiences I gained with my teammates much more than the results. The indoor game quickly caught my eye with its emphasis on teamwork and strategy.” - Andrew Begg, Western Ontario '18


2023-2024 Tournaments

2023-2024 Intercollegiate Men and Women

Division I

April 8-14 USPA I/I Division I National Intercollegiate Championship @ Virginia Polo Inc.

Division II

February 23-25 Northeastern Women's Regional @ Cornell Polo Club

February 23-25 Western Women's and Men's Regional @ Central Coast Polo Club

March 1-3 Central Women's and Men's Regional @ Mayer Ranch Polo Club

March 1-3 Northeastern Men's Regional @ Cornell Polo Club

March 1-3 Southeastern Women's and Men's Regional @ Virginia Polo Inc.

April 2-6 USPA I/I Division II National Intercollegiate Championship @ Central Coast Polo Club

* Please note tournaments are subject to change and will be finalized after the Intent to Compete and Tournament Payment are processed in December.


Forms & Documents

Links and updated forms will be posted at start of the I/I season. For more information please check out the SportsEngine Registration page below.

Due Dates & SportsEngine Shortcut Links

Submission Links

Score Sheet Submission Form- Due Dec 1st

Intent to Compete Form- Due Oct 3rd (1 per team)

Coaching Requirement Submission Form- Due Oct 3rd(1 per team) (contact Ali at if you need one)

Full Time Student Check Submission- Due Nov 14th (1 per player)

Tournament Entry Fee Payment- Due Dec 1st (1 per team)

Academic Eligibility Form Submission- Due Jan 31st (1 per team)

Registrar Form Submission- Due Jan 31st (1 per team)

I/I Rules Test- Due Jan 31st (1 per team)


Full Time Student Check Form

Academic Eligibility Form

Registrar Form

USPA I/I Horse Health Document - Due 1 week before tournament

I/I Scoresheet

I/I Split String Sheet


2023-2024 Team Information

2023-2024 Intent to Compete Team List

Intercollegiate Women

Cornell UniversityUniversity of KentuckyTexas TechUC Davis
UCONNGeorgetown UniversityTexas Christian UniversityOregon State
Princeton UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin- MadisonUniversity of North TexasCal Poly
Skidmore CollegeUSC AikenColorado State UniversityStanford University
Harvard UniversityVirginia TechOklahoma State UniversityUC Santa Barbara
Yale UniversityUniversity of VirginiaSouthern Methodist UniversityMontana State University
University of New Hampshire*Michigan State UniversityTrinity UniversityGrossmont College
UMASSTexas A&M UniversityUniversity of Idaho
University of Southern California

Intercollegiate Mens

UCONNUniversity of KentuckyTexas TechCal Poly
Cornell UniversityGeorgetown UniversityUniversity of North TexasStanford University
Skidmore CollegeMorehouse CollegeColorado State UniversityMontana State University
Harvard UniversityVirginia TechOklahoma State UniversityGrossmont College
Yale UniversityUniversity of VirginiaSouthern Methodist UniversityOregon State University
Texas A&M University

* Team pending approval for qualified status