The Jordan Cup will benefit the Stanford Polo Club, the Cornell Polo Club, and Jasper Ridge Farm.
The Stanford Polo Club is a student-run club sports team that was established in 1923. In addition to teaching students how to ride and play polo, the Club at Stanford also teaches horse care, barn management, social outreach, fundraising, and management skills. Day-to-day operation of the club is managed entirely by students, with the help of dedicated volunteer coaches and a visionary advisory board. One of the key tenets of the club is giving the opportunity to learn polo to students regardless of income or previous horse knowledge or playing experience. Stanford Polo aims to bring polo to those willing to work hard.
The Stanford Polo Club will use funds raised from the tournament to support their string of ponies. The funds will also help pay for repairs to facilities and to replace aging equipment.
The Cornell Polo team has a rich history, with its beginnings dating back to 1919 when two Majors organized the Field Artillery Unit of the Cornell Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. The Cornell Men’s Polo team had its first game in 1931, and the Women’s team had their first game in 1935. Cornell Polo has the most national titles of any other Big Red sports team. The intercollegiate division of the Cornell Polo Team includes both men’s and women’s varsity squads, JV team and a first-year team coached by David Eldredge, Christopher Vanloon, Steve Krauss, and Tony Condo. The team plays in the Northeastern Region, competing against both domestic and international teams.
This event will help the Cornell Polo Team maintain a solid alumni base on the West Coast. Additionally, the Cornell Team is completely self-funded. Funds raised will help offset the cost associated with running the team, including travel, equipment, and maintenance of the team.
Jasper Ridge Farm helps children and adults in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties who are facing physical and emotional challenges. Their goal is to bring unique experiences to these people through therapeutic interaction with gentle farm animals. Their work helps provide support for many individuals in the area, including veterans and children with special needs. Website