U.S.Polo Assn. brand products are authentic and officially sanctioned by the United States Polo Association, the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States since 1890. The U.S. Polo Assn. brand carries clothing for men, women and boys, as well as accessories, watches, shoes, and more. In its early days of regulation, the Association initiated changes in the number and length of time periods, in a match, standardized equipment, mandated pony height and significantly improved their training, and instituted many prestigious tournaments still played today. As the sport gained in popularity and expanded geographically, circuits developed all across the country while Intercollegiate programs and indoor polo also came of age.