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USPA Northeast Circuit Amateur Cup

Spring Arena Polo Tournament

Time: April 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Location: Newport Polo's Private Instructional Facility by appointment only, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871

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Newport Polo is pleased to announce that registration is now open for teams to enter the USPA Northeast Circuit Amateur Cup Arena Polo Tournament to be held at its outdoor arena & training facility in Newport County, Rhode Island.

 

“We look forward to drawing a strong regional turnout and we are thrilled to offer this exciting competition to the Northeast polo season,” adds Leighton S. Jordan, USPA Northeastern Circuit Governor.   

“It is exciting to ramp up to the grass season by playing in high caliber arena competition in the spring against strong opponents,” adds Dan Keating, Club President and USPA delegate.  “We invite you to make your challenge for the Cup.“ 

About the Tournament:

The USPA Northeast Circuit Amateur Cup arena polo tournament is a regional competition intended to provide a highly competitive format for arena polo players looking to maximize their polo season by starting in the Spring in New England in a full outdoor arena!  The regulation outdoor arena offers great, reliable footing and 3-season, fast, competitive polo in spring, summer and autumn.  

Team registration and tournament match schedule:  Team Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, April 17, 2020.  The Tournament Entry Fee is $300/team, which will include lunch and refreshments Sat/Sun, and Saturday night Asado for all the players. Tournament brackets and schedule will be determined by midweek advanced draw, live on Facebook.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.  The tournament will be officiated by USPA certified umpires. The complete schedule will be finalized once all the teams have registered. Register early for one of 6 team positions.

  • Saturday, APR 25 - Semi-Final Rounds; evening on-site dinner
  • Sunday, APR 26 - Consolation & Final, and trophy presentation including the perpetual cup, MVP & Best Playing Pony awards

Registrations are not complete without all players’ waivers and tournament entry fee by the registration deadline.  

Contact Dan Keating, Westchester Polo Club delegate at dan@nptpolo.com for Paddock space & on-site lodging; stabling references available upon request.  Referrals available to Newport Visitors Center travel experts upon request, to answer destination queries and assist with booking reservations.

About Newport, Rhode Island:  For more than 375 years, Newport has been welcoming visitors from near and far to its charming New England coastal harbor, earning its reputation as America’s First Resort.  Evolving from its origins for religious freedom to prominent colonial port to Gilded Age playground to today - a destination ripe with sport, culture, history, art, entertainment and scenic beauty, distinctive shops, renowned restaurants, diverse accommodations and world-class events, its past, present, and future make this international resort uniquely legendary.  

Tournament Committee:

Agnes Keating 

Ryan Fontaine

Amy Garrison

Equine Welfare Representative:

Rory Torrey