Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

ROBERT D. BEVERIDGE (Living Nominee)
Inducted February 17, 2006

Bob Beveridge played polo for 35 years and was the embodiment of the gentleman polo player. By the time he reached his 7-goal rating in 1967, he was considered one of the best amateur players in the game, maintaining that handicap for four years. Thereafter, he maintained a 6-goal rating for more than a decade. He has won numerous major tournaments, including the U.S. Open four times over a span of three decades, 1957, 1963, 1971 and 1973. He was always well-mounted, and one of his horses, Chips Royal, won the Hartman Trophy for the U.S. Open in 1973. His teams recorded titles in the 20-goal Silver Cup in 1954, 1960 and 1961; the Butler National Handicap in 1956, 1957 and 1977; the America Cup in 1966; the Chairman’s Cup in 1967 and 1968; and the Inter-Circuit in 1953, 1966 and 1968. Internationally, he played on the victorious Camacho Cup teams for the Camacho Cup in both 1974 and 1975; played on the U.S.A. World 30-Goal team that played in Argentina in 1966; and won the Benson & Hedges tournament in South Africa in 1974. In addition, he was governor of the United States Polo Association’s Southwest Circuit and served for many years on numerous USPA committees, including as chairman of the Handicap Committee.

 

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