The Polo Player
Polo players have exceptional equestrian skills. They invest time and money in lessons, horses, equipment, transportation, etc. Women have become the fastest-growing group within polo. They dominate other equestrian sports such as steeplechasing, vaulting, dressage, and show jumping.
Many start in their preteens and go through to college competitions. Many colleges and universities have well-developed competitive polo teams: Georgetown, Purdue, Michigan State, University of Texas, USC, Yale, UConn, University of Virginia, and others.
You can play for a lifetime. Many players are competitive well into their seventies.