United States Polo Association®



Pacific Coast Open

Goal: This program has been created to support outdoor mixed polo between 12 and 16 goals, a currently under-supported level of polo in the United States. The goal of the program is to build a bridge from low goal polo to high goal polo that provides a safe environment for competition which will allow for the cultivation of sponsors and the advancement of aspiring professionals.

B2HG Benefits: USPA will provide three USPA Professional Umpires (two mounted officials and one third man) at 50% of the regular cost to the club.



  • B2HG will be available to USPA Active or Affiliate Member Clubs hosting outdoor mixed polo with a lower handicap limit of at least 12 goals and an upper handicap limit of no more than 16 goals.
  • Up to $40,000 in B2HG support will be available to eligible clubs annually.


  • Tournaments are to be USPA Sanctioned, Circuit or National Tournaments.
  • Clubs that are awarded B2HG support also qualify to apply for up to two Tournament Support Program (TSP) tournaments or the Prize Money Matching Program (PMMP). Clubs may apply for Arena Incentive funds, Women’s Incentive funds, and Armed Forces Incentive funds, and still be eligible to receive B2HG.

Application/Approval Process

  • Clubs are to submit a tournament application through the Tournament Database at least two weeks in advance.
  • Clubs are to complete the B2HG JotForm application two weeks in advance.
  • Tournaments must have a minimum of four teams competing to be eligible; team rosters to be verified one week prior to securing B2HG benefits.
  • Tournament play dates must be confirmed with USPA Tournament Manager Kaila Dowd at kdowd@uspa.org two weeks in advance of the tournament dates.
  • Clubs that make changes to the dates after the above deadline may be charged additional umpire fees.
  • Umpires are subject to availability.

To take advantage of the USPA Bridge to High Goal Initiative please contact USPA Tournament Manager Kaila Dowd at kdowd@uspa.org or Umpires Executive Administrator Maggie Mitchell at mmitchell@uspolo.org.