History of Polo in Morocco

Introduced in Morocco in the early 20th century, Polo is a collective equestrian sport that illustrates not only the harmony between rider and mount, but also the cohesion between the whole team.


Known as the “Sport of Kings”, Polo is an ancient discipline that first appeared in Asia. Polo was one of the first sports to be practiced in Morocco, thanks to the British diplomatic delegation who created the first polo team in Tangier. They also set up the city’s “Country Club Diplomatique” in the same year and, eight years later, the Casablanca club. The British left their mark on history by bequeathing this sporting heritage to the Moroccans.


Northern Morocco is now one of the preferred destinations for the great polo nations, such as Argentina, which is the leader in this field.


In recent years, the owner of the Polo Palmeraie Club, Mr. Patrick Guerrand-Hermès, has undertaken collaborations with the Argentinians, in order to benefit from their great polo experience and make it available to Moroccan riders. In 2018, the town of Assilah hosted a major polo competition, “Lawyers Polo”, an international event bringing together some forty lawyers from all over the world.