Menlo Polo Club

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The Menlo Polo Club is a historic polo club in Atherton, California. Founded in 1923, it organizes the annual Silicon Valley Polo Classic tournament.

Location[edit]

The club is located at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, California.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

It was founded in 1923.[1][4] It is affiliated with the United States Polo Association (USPA).[1] The polo grounds are with Bermuda grass.[3] The club president is Lyn Jason Cobb.[1] The club manager is Erik Wright.[3]

The club organizes the annual Silicon Valley Polo Classic tournament.[5] Since 2010, it has also hosted the ExpertQuote Ladies’ Cup.[6] It has hosted events with the Gay Polo League.[7]

The club has held philanthropic fundraisers for the Square Peg Foundation Community Riding Program in Half Moon Bay and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto.[6][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Menlo Polo Club
  2. ^ Pui-Wing Tam, Defying Downturn, Polo Scores New Fans, The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2010
  3. ^ a b c John Flood, Sport of kings: Menlo Polo Club is one of Atherton's best-kept secrets, The Almanac, November 05, 2003
  4. ^ Angella Sprauve, Polo in Silicon Valley widens field for newcomers, Haute Living, October 20, 2012
  5. ^ April Dembosky, Polo in Silicon Valley widens field for newcomers, The Financial Times, July 15, 2013
  6. ^ a b ExpertQuote Ladies' Cup, San Mateo Daily Journal, June 26, 2010
  7. ^ Deborah Deutsch, Chip McKenney, Founder of the Gay Polo League, On How the League Was Born Archived 2015-02-03 at the Wayback Machine, Equestrian Quarterly, November 14, 2013
  8. ^ Jane Knoerle, A new twist for Tally Ho: polo match, Palo Alto Online, September 6, 2006