Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

12:00 PM ET

SIG

Triple Crown/La Bourgone

Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

2:00 PM ET

Out East

Brookland Plantation

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

11:00 AM ET

Foxdale Equine

Hit Air

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM ET

Goose Green/Hutchinson Farm

SD Farms

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Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

12:00 PM ET

SIG

Triple Crown/La Bourgone

Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

2:00 PM ET

Out East

Brookland Plantation

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

11:00 AM ET

Foxdale Equine

Hit Air

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM ET

Goose Green/Hutchinson Farm

SD Farms

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October 9-11

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The National Arena Challenge Cup is a 3- to 6-goal tournament first played for in 1987. After a decades-long hiatus, the tournament was revived at Commonwealth Polo Club in Paris, Kentucky, where it was hosted for three years. The National Arena Challenge Cup has found a new home in 2020 at Great Meadow Polo Club in The Plains, Virginia. Four teams will compete in the arena for the opportunity to claim the 2020 championship including Burdick Equine, Celebrity Cruises, Dentons Defender Polo Team and Mystique Jewelers. The National Arena Challenge Cup will offer $10,000 in total prize money as part of the USPA Tournament Prize Money Matching Program. The prize will be split between first ($6,000) and second place ($4,000).

During the 2019 National Arena Challenge Cup Final Eden Polo challenged 2018 defending champions UK Polo for the trophy, but UK Polo could not be overcome and claimed their second consecutive title 11-9. Among the 2020 competition are two Team USPA alumni, Todd Thurston (Burdick Equine) and Connor Deal (Dentons Defender Polo Team).

Photo: ©David Murrell.

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

TOURNAMENT NEWS

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

no bracket

Burdick Equine (0-1)

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Todd Thurston
Arena: 4
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Harrison Thomas
Arena: 0
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Tyler Burdick
Arena: 2

Celebrity Cruises/Hotels at Sea (2-0)

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Tareq Salahi
Arena: 0
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Matthew Potter
Arena: 0
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John Gobin
Arena: 6

Dentons Defender Polo Team (0-1)

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David Tafuri
Arena: 0
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Daniel Coleman
Arena: 2
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Connor Deal
Outdoor: 4
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Wyatt Harlow
Substitute
Arena: 4

Mystique Jewelers (1-1)

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Kelly Wells
Arena: 2
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Brennan Wells
Arena: 4
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Christopher Holder
Arena: 0

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

October 09

Final

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Dentons Defender Polo Team logo

Dentons Defender Polo Team (0-1)

12

Mystique Jewelers logo

Mystique Jewelers (1-1)

16

October 09

Final

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Celebrity Cruises/Hotels at Sea logo

Celebrity Cruises/Hotels at Sea (2-0)

13

Burdick Equine logo

Burdick Equine (0-1)

8

Saturday, Oct 10, 2020

October 10

Final

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Mystique Jewelers logo

Mystique Jewelers (1-1)

11

Celebrity Cruises/Hotels at Sea logo

Celebrity Cruises/Hotels at Sea (2-0)

13

NATIONAL ARENA CHALLENGE CUP

THE VENUE

Located 45 minutes from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and only 20 minutes from the self-proclaimed “nation’s horse and hunt capital” in historic Middleburg, Virginia, is Great Meadow Polo Club. Tree-lined and elevated berms offer stunning views of open horse country reminiscent of the golden age of polo.

Year after year, players of all levels pursue the glory of competition and victory. Great Meadow Polo Club operates on the grounds of the Great Meadow events center and steeplechase course, permanent home of the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase classic, a 380-acre expanse of land in the heart of Virginia horse country. Arena polo is alive and well at this Eastern Circuit club, and Great Meadow Polo Club offers insight into one of the many ways clubs can secure the future of polo.


5089 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
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