Skull Valley Polo Club has a history of its own located at the Van Dickson Ranch where in the 1900's Van Dickson himself raised polo ponies here and leased them to Will Rogers. When they were done playing polo they came back and became ranch horses.
Paul Harris has played polo for long time back in Texas and he wanted to continue the tradition in Arizona. He invited couple of local experienced players and some Scottsdale players during their off season to show case polo and motivate local residents to join the polo school
Skull Valley was home to George Phippen (1915–1966), a well known western artist, co-founder and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America.
"Polo is elusive, you always need something more. You want a better horse, a better field, a better team. In the end, polo will always escape you." Adam Linderman
The word polo comes from Tibetan horseman calling the sport "pulu", their word for a willow root from which they carved the ball used in the game.