cindy halle

Women's Outdoor Handicap

  • 3, United States Polo Association

Women's Arena Handicap

  • 5, United States Polo Association

Mixed Outdoor Handicap

  • 0, United States Polo Association

Mixed Arena Handicap

  • 2, United States Polo Association


  • United States


  • MD

Registered Club

  • West Shore Polo Club

Registered Association Affiliation

  • United States Polo Association


  • English
Over 18

# of Horses

  • 5

Access to Horses Overseas

  • no, united states

Interscholastic/College Polo

  • yes, University of California, Davis


  • yes, United States

Certified Umpire

  • yes, CC

Strongest Position

  • 1


  • High (14 – 20 goals)

Major Tournaments

  • East Coast Women's Open and Handicap
  • International Ladies Polo Tournament, Ireland
  • WCT Qualifiers: Maryland, Brandywine, Congressional, Eldorado- multiple years
  • Gerald Balding Tournament and Regional President's Cup (mixed) 8 goal
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About cindy

I started my polo while a student at the University of California, Davis. I was lucky enough to be at UCD when there was a plethora of good players and had the opportunity to learn and play with them and won four National Women’s Intercollegiate Championship titles. I also played all over California in most of the Northern CA tournaments as well as in the desert, Texas, Hawaii and Argentina. I then left California to be the head polo coach at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, Maryland. I coached and taught polo there for 21 years and continued to play in tournaments on the East Coast as well as traveling to play. In my “prime” I achieved a 3-goal handicap in the arena and 2 goals outdoor. I enjoy playing and taking care of my ponies and play most of my polo in Maryland these days but traveled to play last summer in the inaugural East Coast Women’s Open and Handicap in Newport and Myopia, which was a blast as well as playing in Ireland and in Washington State. I have played in many years of WCT tournaments as well as USPA 0-8 goal tournaments in the area and still play quite a bit of arena polo. I value good teamwork, sportsmanship and positive play and enjoy playing with my friends and former students as well as meeting many new friends through the sport. I also try to improve the sport by being part of the USPA’s Certified Polo Instructor as a Certifier/Instructor as well as being a Certified Umpire. (B in the arena and CCT outdoors). My two kids are now grown and I am retired from Garrison Forest so I am always up for traveling these days (as long as my husband doesn’t mind taking care of the horses at home 🙂 )

Notable Accomplishments

2018 USPA Woman of the Year, 1998 Polo Magazine Coach of the Year. 4 National Women’s Intercollegiate Polo Championships,(1978, 80-82) 2018 East Coast Women’s Open winners and BPP for one of my ponies, Coached Garrison Forest to 9 National Girls’ Interscholastic Titles and West Shore to the Open Interscholastic title in 2016. Many of my students have been impact players in collegiate polo as well as winning many PTF Player of the Year awards.

Instructor BIO

-Coached , taught and ran the Garrison Forest School Polo Program for twenty-one years, teaching the sport to all ages and levels. -Created polo program and team for non-GFS students (West Shore Polo team) which went on the win the 2016 Interscholastic Open Championship as well a starting polo program within the 4th and 5th grade PE curriculum -CPI Instructor and well as Instructor certifier–I really enjoy working with other instructors and learning from them as well as helping them improve. -Have done clinic all over the country to scholastic, collegiate and club polo programs–I love seeing a student have an “aha” moment or see them gain confidence in a skill as well as see them enjoy playing with their teammates -I love to travel to play polo and teach as I meet so many wonderful people who are connected by their love of polo and horses.

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