Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

George C. Haas, Jr.
Elected February 16, 2002

George Haas won his first trophy at Yale in 1938 and, for the next 62 years, competed and won numerous club and high-goal tournaments including: winning the East Coast Open three times, the Monty Waterbury three times and the Arena Sherman Memorial. He was a chairman of the Polo Training Foundation, was Chairman of the USPA's Safety and International Committees and served as a long-term governor of the Northeastern Circuit . He was also a president of the Gulfstream Club where he was always unselfishly ready to assist any worthy polo cause. Among Haas' proudest achievements was his determined work in developing a new and improved safety helmet as well as representing the polo interests of the United States in the organization and development of the Federation of International Polo.

 

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