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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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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September 25 - 27

NATIONAL ARENA COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CUP

National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup

Tournament History

Polo has a rich history in the military. In 1896 the U.S. Army based at Fort Riley, Kansas, took up the game. In addition to improving the riding skills of cavalrymen, polo taught leadership, teamwork and strategy. West Point next introduced polo in 1901. By 1914 there were 17 Army posts playing polo. In 1928, the U.S. Army team made it to the final of the U.S. Open Polo Championship®, and there were Army polo teams across the U.S., as well as in the Philippines, Hawaii and Panama. The other military branches, Air Force, Marines and Navy soon followed suit, and today there are inter-service matches held all over the country and international military matches contested worldwide.

In 2018, the Central Texas Polo Association hosted the first USPA National Arena Commander-in-Chief Cup at the Two Wishes Polo Club in Lockhart, Texas, over Memorial Day Weekend. The National (outdoor and arena) Commander-in-Chief Cup tournaments were created in 2017 by the USPA Board of Governors and the USPA Armed Forces Committee to be awarded and played beginning in 2018.

Winning the inaugural trophy in 2018, defending champions Army met Air Force in the 2019 championship match with Air Force taking the title 8-5. This year three branches and four teams will compete for the coveted trophy, including Army with one win and Marine Corps and Navy each vying for their first title.

Photo: 2019 National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup Champions: Air Force - (L to R) Chris Jones, Cody Goetz, Rob Phipps. ©David Murrell

National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup

Tournament News

National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Marine Corps (2-0)

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Jake Flournoy
Arena: 4
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Dean Daggett
Arena: 0
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Walker Hobby
Arena: 0
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Justin Klein
Alternate
Arena: -1

Army Black (1-1)

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Terrence Donahue
Arena: 2
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Joe England
Arena: 0
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Joe Meyer
Arena: 2

Navy (0-1)

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Alex Jenkins
Arena: 2
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Andrea Logan
Arena: 1
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Sang Yi
Arena: 1

Army Gold (0-1)

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Andy Hertneky
Arena: 0
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William "Tom" Rice
Arena: -1
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John Rice
Arena: -1
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Mark Gillespie
Arena: 1
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John Kiyonaga
Arena: 1T
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Matt Keith
Alternate
Arena: -1
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Gene Del Bianco
Alternate
Arena: -1
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Mariah Smith
Alternate
Arena: -1
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Louis Morelli
Alternate
Arena: 0T

National Arena Commander In Chief Cup

Tournament Games

Friday, Sep 25, 2020

September 25

Final

NATIONAL ARENA COMMANDER IN CHIEF CUP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Marine Corps logo

Marine Corps (2-0)

14

Army Gold logo

Army Gold (0-1)

10

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020

September 26

Final

NATIONAL ARENA COMMANDER IN CHIEF CUP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Army Black logo

Army Black (1-1)

5

Navy logo

Navy (0-1)

4

Sunday, Sep 27, 2020

September 27

Final

NATIONAL ARENA COMMANDER IN CHIEF CUP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Marine Corps logo

Marine Corps (2-0)

8

Army Black logo

Army Black (1-1)

7

National Arena Commander In Chief 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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