Club History

A history of the Dundee and Perth Polo Club

It is mainly thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of Mervyn Fox Pitt that the Dundee and Perth Polo Club was born in the mid 1960's. In the early days Polo was played on the Earl of Dundee's Birkhill Estate in Fife among a few friends and on many and variable grounds.

In 1972 the club moved to a ground within the racecourse at Scone Palace in Perthshire.

In 2015 the club moved to Errol Park in Perthshire. Here the club enjoys amazing grounds in a beautiful setting by the River Tay.

One of the highlights of the club's history has been the number and variety of visiting teams. International matches have been played against Canada, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Malta, Peru, South Africa and the USA to name a few.

The club has also been honoured to receive visits from some great Polo players over the years in particular visits from HRH The Prince of Wales recorded in the photographs below.

Polo at Birkhill Estate

Polo on the Earl of Dundee's Birkhill Estate in Fife in the 1960's

A collection of photographs from the early days..

A polo lesson on a wooden horse

A polo lesson on the wooden horse

The Canadian Polo Team visit the club

The Canadian Polo Team visit the club

Polo back hand

Polo action

Polo stick hook

Polo action

Mervyn Fox Pitt welcomes Prince Charles

Mervyn Fox Pitt welcomes Prince Charles

Prince Charles meets a Pony Club Polo player

Prince Charles meets a Pony Club Polo player

Prince Charles collects a Polo trophy

Prince Charles collects his prize

Bobby Stewart, Bill D M and David D M with their trophy

Bobby Stewart, Bill D M and David D M with their trophy

David Walter receives the winners trophy

David Walter receives the winners trophy

Polo players and spectators

Polo players and spectators

Polo trophies and spectators

Polo trophies and inquisitive neighbours!

Fife Polo school

Fife Polo School

Thank you to Dylan Morgan for getting in touch and supplying these photographs. Dylan's website: www.personal-consultant.co.uk