What is the significance of the number on Big Pony polos?
The embroidered number on Big Pony pieces traces its heritage to the traditional uniform of professional polo players. The players are assigned a position, which is designated by the numbers from one through four and displayed on team jerseys during a match. The player in position two is primarily an offensive player, three is usually the most experienced player on the team, and four is responsible for defending the team’s goal. Our polos with “5” on the sleeve were inspired by the first American public polo match, staged in Brooklyn in 1878. The match featured five players per side, rather than the four per side in contemporary polo.