NATIONAL ARENA DELEGATE'S CUP
The National Arena Delegate’s Cup, formally known as the National Arena Eight Goal, is a 6- to 9-goal national tournament. First played in 1975, the National Arena Delegate's Cup was most recently hosted by Commonwealth Polo Club in Paris, Kentucky (2018, 2020, 2021, 2022).
In 2022, the National Arena Delegate’s Cup final featured a round-robin continuation between Commonwealth Polo (Justin Schick, Nik Feldman, Jorge Vasquez), UK Polo (Will Green, Federico Puyana, Caroline Mooney) and Three Trees (Will Boland, Carter Carnegie, Joaquin Vilgre La Madrid, sub. Ben Lynch). Commonwealth Polo, the highest rated team in the 6- to 9-goal tournament led by defending champions Feldman and Vasquez combined for 23 goals throughout the tournament to carry Commonwealth Polo to a 2-0 record and National Arena Delegate’s Cup title. Read article here.
Relocating for 2023, this year's edition will be hosted by Brookshire Polo Club in Brookshire, Texas and joins two USPA circuit tournaments (Southwestern Circuit General George S. Patton, Southwestern Circuit General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller) as a part of the widely popular Texas Arena League (TAL). In its sixth year of competition, the TAL is comprised of host clubs Legends Polo Club (Kaufman, Texas), Brookshire Polo Club (Brookshire, Texas) and Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center & Arena (Hays Country, Texas) uniting players competing from the 0- to 9-goal level of arena polo across the state. Teams and players participating in the TAL also have the opportunity to collect points accumulated at each event to be tallied up for End of League awards.
Crowning a new champion in the National Arena Delegate's cup, six teams will be vying for this year's title including Bar-Spur, Chandler Ranch, Dallas Polo Club, Legends Polo Club, Quiet Creek and Visage.Jobs. Representing Team USPA is alumna Tiamo Hudspeth (Bar-Spur).
Photo: 2022 National Arena Delegate's Cup Champions: Commonwealth Polo - Jorge Vasquez, Nik Feldman, Justin Schick. ©Kevin Cosgriff