September 25, 2020

UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH UNVEIL 2021 POLO TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH UNVEIL 2021 POLO TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE The United States Polo Association and International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington #polo #IPC #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

    UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH UNVEIL 2021 POLO TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 

The United States Polo Association and International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida, are pleased to announce the 2021 high-goal polo tournament schedule. The season will begin on Sunday, January 3, 2021 with the Joe Barry Cup and conclude on Sunday, April 18, 2021 with the U.S. Open Polo Championship® Final.UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH UNVEIL 2021 POLO TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE The United States Polo Association and International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington #polo #IPC #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

Prior to the start of the 2021 GAUNTLET OF POLO® series, the remainder of the 2020 USPA Gold Cup® which was postponed due to COVID-19 will be played. The semifinals will commence Wednesday, February 10 and culminate with the final on Sunday, February 14. The 2021 GAUNTLET OF POLO® will return for the third year to the U.S. Polo Assn. Field on Wednesday, February 17, with the start of the C.V. Whitney Cup. IPC will also be welcoming back the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship® beginning on Wednesday, March 10 and concluding with the final on Saturday, March 20. The closing date for teams for both the 18-goal series and GAUNTLET OF POLO® is Sunday, November 15, while the closing date for the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship® is Tuesday, December 15. Plans regarding spectators, stadium seating, and brunch in the Pavilion are still being finalized and will be released soon. The safety of staff, players and spectators are of the utmost importance, so the Club will be introducing various safety protocols. Please visit the InternationalPoloClub.com for updates regarding the new procedures.UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH UNVEIL 2021 POLO TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE The United States Polo Association and International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington #polo #IPC #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 season was unexpectedly cut short with both the USPA Gold Cup® and U.S. Open Polo Championship® postponed. The four semifinalist teams will compete for the USPA Gold Cup® a year later for a chance to claim the second trophy in the 2020 GAUNTLET OF POLO®. Contact Polo Manager Haley Bryan at (803) 215-3577 or hbryan2485@aol.com to discuss season plans. For more information, please visit uspolo.org. All tournaments except the Iglehart Cup will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV. Visit globalpolo.com to sign up today.

2021 IPC POLO SCHEDULE* 

18-Goal

Joe Barry Cup (16-18 Goal)

Tournament Dates: January 3 – 17, 2021

Closing Date: November 15, 2020

 

Ylvisaker Cup (16-18 Goal)

Tournament Dates: January 20 – February 7, 2021

Closing Date: November 15, 2020

 

Iglehart Cup (16-18 Goal)

Single Elimination

Tournament Dates: February 10-21, 2021

Closing Date TBD

IPC will host this tournament provided there are enough teams and resources

 

22-Goal GAUNTLET OF POLO®

22 Goal Warm Up

February 1-14, 2021

 

2020 USPA Gold Cup® Conclusion- Semifinal & Final

Tournament Dates: February 10-14, 2021

 

C.V. Whitney Cup (18-22 Goal)

Tournament Dates: February 17 – March 7, 2021

Closing Date: November 15, 2020

 

U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship®

Tournament Dates: March 10-20, 2021

Closing Date: December 15, 2020

Limited to eight teams

 

USPA Gold Cup® (18-22 Goal)

Tournament Dates: March 10-28, 2021

Closing Date: November 15, 2020

 

U.S. Open Polo Championship® (18-22 Goal)

Tournament Dates: March 31 – April 18, 2021

Closing Date: November 15, 2020

 

*Please note dates are subject to adjustment

About the United States Polo Association® 

The U.S. Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts. Founded in 1890, the United States Polo Association (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo. USPA is currently comprised of almost 300 member clubs with thousands of individual members, and oversees 40 national tournaments. For more information, please visit uspolo.org.

 

About the International Polo Club Palm Beach

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo enthusiasts descend upon Wellington, Florida, each winter season to enjoy their love of the sport at the most prominent polo facility in the country. The 2021 Palm Beach Polo Season opens Sunday, January 3, 2021 and concludes with the U.S. Open Polo Championship® Final on Sunday, April 18, 2021. See more at www.internationalpoloclub.com.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

 

United States Polo Association:
Matt Baran, Director of Communications

(561) 373-4954

mbaran@uspolo.org

 

International Polo Club Palm Beach:

Caroline Roche, Manager of Marketing and Social Media

(774) 573-9780

croche@equestriansport.com

 

USPA Global Licensing:

Shannon Stilson, Assistant Vice President of Marketing
(561) 227-6994
sstilson@uspagl.com

 

Visit our website at www.uspolo.org

Follow us on Instagram

@uspoloassociation

@internationalpoloclub

@uspoloassn

#GAUNTLETOFPOLO

 

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