Night Riders

The Club began playing in the summer of 1937 when Cliff Braden and other interested fans retrieved a ball from under a car at a game in Zelienople. They began playing the sport in Darlington in a very primitive fashion. Their mounts were plow horses. They used gasoline cans for goal posts and lit the field with a series of floodlights hung from the surrounding trees. The Darlington Polo Clubs home season begins June 1st and runs to the end of August. We play our home games at 8:00 P.M. on Friday nights earning the team the name " Night Riders". The atmosphere at a Friday night game is a mix of hometown sports and backyard festival with a healthy dose of horse and family thrown in for good measure. The local Lion's Club serves up French fries, funnel cakes and other ballpark treats from their concession stand. The Darlington Polo Club would like to invite you and your family to come and join us each Friday for polo "under the lights."