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Horses and History

Polo first arrived in Aiken in 1882, just six years after the game was introduced to this side of the Atlantic. Over the next years, the sport became an integral part of Winter Colony society, attracting many of the best players in the country and the world. By World War II, Aiken was the acknowledged center of America’s polo world during the winter months.  Over its 134-year history, Aiken has been home to many famous players, horses and tournaments, including seven of the 21 American born players who have achieved a 10-goal rating.

Today, Aiken is a booming equestrian hotspot, and Aiken Polo Club is proud to be one of the city’s main attractions. Spectators are invited to watch the games every Sunday afternoon during the season at Whitney Field, which is the oldest continuously played upon polo field in the country. Players are welcome to join the activities for a tournament, a season or the year.

Become a Playing Member and enjoy discounted tournament fees, tailgating spots and individual social membership. Become a Social Member and get your own, named parking spot on the sidelines, as well as entry to the Alan Lyle Corey pavilion every Sunday, where you can enjoy the game in shaded comfort. The pavilion generally has a selection of refreshments from local eateries and caterers, as well as a full bar provided by The Willcox. Tailgating on the sidelines is always available.

“Whether you are a player, a fan or a first time spectator, you are always welcome on Aiken’s fields.”

Join us every Sunday at 1:00 pm! Our spring season normally runs from April to mid-June; our fall season is from September to mid-November.
Please check out our current schedule here, and always call the hotline number before heading afield, since times, dates and details may have changed.



Pacers and Polo

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dogwood Cup 2 Goal

April 12 - April 23

Latest News

Get Your Dogwood Cup Teams Together

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The Dogwood Cup 2 goal, a four chukker tournament, is scheduled for April 12 - 23. The entry will close April 2, so if you would like to play please fill out the entry form and return it [...]

We’re Getting Ready for Spring Polo!

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Aiken Polo Club is proud to invite you to join us for the 14th edition of Pacers and Polo to be played on Saturday April 1 at 1 PM on Powderhouse polo field for the benefit of the USC Aiken Pacers athletic teams.  For [...]

Aiken Standard: Youth Polo in Aiken

March 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Article published March 11, 2017

Pacers and Polo Information

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

  Pacers and Polo, the Third Leg of the Aiken Triple Crown, is coming up on April 1. It is the third and final leg of the Aiken Triple Crown and the first official polo [...]

Sponsorship & Advertising

Join the select group of companies and organizations that discover that association with The Aiken Polo Club is good for business. The spirited play, nationally-recognized tournaments and popular Sunday games held each season attract thousands of spectators and fans. We invite your company to become part of the excitement and share the promotional impact of polo. As an Aiken Polo Club sponsor, your company will receive high visibility in an elegant and sporting social setting, and your company and products will reach one of the most desirable markets in the equestrian sports field. We have many different packages and opportunities available, and can tailor existing packages to your needs. Contact Susie Kneece for more information: 803-646-3302

Polo. It’s a sport that’s good for business!

“Let others play at other things; the king of sports is the sport of kings!.”
Ancient Persian Proverb
“I tell you a corpulent middle-aged literary gentleman finds a stiff polo match rather good exercise.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Now a polo pony is like a poet. If he is born with a love for the game he can be made.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Maltese Cat