The Michigan Intercollegiate Polo Club is a non-profit University of Michigan student run organization open to all students to experience the exciting sport of polo. The club currently has 30 members and 13 lovable ponies. Riding experience is not necessary; our members teach both riding and polo. Practice is held five days a week and is very flexible; members choose which days to attend based on their schedule. With the new USPA-sponsored Regional Preliminary Tournament that began in 2012, the Women's Varsity competes primarily with schools in the Southeast region including Michigan State, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and University of Wisconsin.
WHERE WE PLAY
FALL - Detroit Polo Club (DPC) is our fall location about 35 minutes away in Hartland. DPC was founded by Merle Jenkins, and is run by Paul and Emmalyn Wheaton. We play outdoor on the polo fields and in their regulation size outdoor arena. Visit them at
WINTER - Puterbaugh Dressage is our winter location in Howell. A luxury boarding facility with a focus on classical dressage, they also have a large arena that is perfect for polo! Visit them at
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Our team receives no funding from the university. We rely completely on our fundraisers, member dues, donations, and sponsorships. All donations are tax-deductible.
Horses are a big expense, the largest of which include board, vet bills, farrier, and feed. Monetary donations help us keep our ponies healthy! Item donations like blankets, saddles, bridles, and other equipment also keep us and our horses safe.
If you would like to make an item donation or would like to hear more about what donations are used for, please contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography courtesy of Alicia Finnorn, Brooke Baker, the USPA, and Stephanie Rhodes Photography.