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USPA Women’s Arena Open®

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24

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

4:00 PM UTC

Kanthaka

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25

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

2:00 PM UTC

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Cooper H&S/Tipler Law

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USPA Women’s Arena Open®

Orange County Polo Club - f

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September 9 - 11, 2022

NATIONAL YOUTH TOURNAMENT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP®

The National Youth Tournament Series Championship® will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.

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NATIONAL YOUTH TOURNAMENT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP®

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Established in 2013, the National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) program provides outdoor clubs the framework for hosting USPA-sanctioned tournaments. Players age 19 and under holding a minimum -1 goal handicap are eligible to participate, allowing youth players the opportunity to compete against their peers. A unique and crucial step in developing a young player, the program instills valuable lessons about being a team player, while improving a participant's polo game.

At each qualifier, NYTS All-Stars are named for their exceptional horsemanship, sportsmanship and skill, both on and off the field. Players nominated as All-Stars are eligible for selection in their respective zones for the Championship Cecil Smith Cup and NYTS Girls' Championship.

As the NYTS program has grown over the past 9 years, NYTS Chair, Chrys Beal, set a goal to introduce and expand a girls’ division. Beginning in 2021, the USPA hosted four girls’ teams at the Championship level. Each Open team will be paired with a Girls’ team for the week and attend team meetings and each other's games to further promote camaraderie and increase coaching and learning time.

The 2021 NYTS Championship, hosted by Oak Brook Polo Club, Las Brisas Polo Club, Morgan Creek Polo Club, Due West Polo Club and the Chicago Polo Association featured four teams competing for both the NYTS Championship Cecil Smith Cup and the NYTS Girls’ Championship.

The top female youth players collided for the NYTS Girls’ Championship with Girls Purple (Saralyn Painter, Elise Pardue, Caroline Matthews, Summer Kneece) powering their way past Girls Pink (Kelsey Bray, Grace Fleishmann, Reagan Leitner, Madison Jordan) 6.5-5. Read article here.

Definitively winning their semifinal matchup, Eastern Region's (Sophie Grant, Aiden Meeker, Winston Painter, Landen Eckbo Daniels) offensive firepower and relentless determination allowed them to claim their second (2019) Cecil Smith Cup over Wild Card (Daniel Miranda, Josh Escapite, Vlad Tarashansky, Taylor Palacios) 8-6. Read article here.

Making waves on the west coast, the 2022 edition will be hosted by La Herradura Polo Club in Santa Ynez, California for the first time. Throughout the weekend club owners and founders, Memo and Meghan Gracida will be assisting with coaching and strategy for all teams.

For the second consecutive year, the competition will proudly feature both a Girls and Open Division. Representing the Girls' Division are four teams named after Hall of Fame Horses to Remember including Ever Ready, Electric Charge, Nebraska Sunset and Delta Dawn. The Open Division is comprised of four regional teams including, Central, Eastern, Western and the Southeast (formerly Florida Region). Representing Team USPA is Active Member Ryan Kerley (Western).

Coaching will be provided by Team USPA alumni Jimmy Wright (Southeast, Electric Charge), Jesse Bray (Western, Nebraska Sunset), Felipe Viana (Eastern, Ever Ready) and Patrick Uretz (Central, Delta Dawn).

2021 National Youth Tournament Series Championship® Cecil Smith Cup Champions: Eastern Region - Sophie Grant, Aiden Meeker, Landen Daniels. Winston Painter. Pictured with coach Tiger Kneece. ©Kaile Roos

NATIONAL YOUTH TOURNAMENT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP®

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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Western (2-0)

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Sebastian Celis
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Daniel Miranda
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Ryan Kerley
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Piers Bossom
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Coach Jesse Bray

Southeast (1-1)

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Harrison Reicher
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Josh Escapite
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Aiden Meeker
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Joaquin Vilgre La Madrid
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Coach Jimmy Wright

Central (0-1)

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Joe Bob Lequerica
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Shane Metternick
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Lance Stefanakis
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Landen Daniels
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Coach Patrick Uretz

Eastern (0-1)

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Augustus Grotnik
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Rehan Kumble
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Vlad Tarashansky
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Lars Neumann
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Coach Felipe Viana

Electric Charge (2-0)

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Victoria Picha
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Winifred Branscum
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Olivia Reynolds
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Micaela Saracco
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Coach Jimmy Wright

Ever Ready (1-1)

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Francesca Felhaber
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Sophia DeAngelis
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Aurora Knox
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Robyn Leitner
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Coach Felipe Viana

Nebraska Sunset (0-1)

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Isabelle Brockett
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Ruby Decker
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Reagan Leitner
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Elise Pardue
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Coach Jesse Bray

Delta Dawn (0-1)

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Caroline Mathews
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Lauren Patoile
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Lily Lequerica
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Kelsey Bray
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Coach Patrick Uretz

NATIONAL YOUTH TOURNAMENT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP®

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Friday, Sep 9, 2022

September 09

Final

National Youth Tournament Series Championship®

La Herradura Polo Club LLC

Delta Dawn logo

Delta Dawn (0-1)

2

Electric Charge logo

Electric Charge (2-0)

7

September 09

Final

National Youth Tournament Series Championship®

La Herradura Polo Club LLC

Eastern logo

Eastern (0-1)

4

Southeast logo

Southeast (1-1)

5

September 09

Final

National Youth Tournament Series Championship®

La Herradura Polo Club LLC

Ever Ready logo

Ever Ready (1-1)

3

Nebraska Sunset logo

Nebraska Sunset (0-1)

1

September 09

Final

National Youth Tournament Series Championship®

La Herradura Polo Club LLC

Central logo

Central (0-1)

3

Western logo

Western (2-0)

8

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

September 11

Final

National Youth Tournament Series Championship®

La Herradura Polo Club LLC

Electric Charge logo

Electric Charge (2-0)

6

Ever Ready logo

Ever Ready (1-1)

1.5

September 11

Final

National Youth Tournament Series Championship®

La Herradura Polo Club LLC

Southeast logo

Southeast (1-1)

5.5

Western logo

Western (2-0)

9

NATIONAL YOUTH TOURNAMENT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP®

THE VENUE

La Herradura Polo Club in Santa Ynez, California, is a true polo lover’s haven. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s famed wine country, the polo club is set on over 90 acres with top-notch polo facilities, including fields, barns, arenas, and stabling for over 100 horses. La Herradura Polo Club provides the opportunity to experience world-class polo for all levels of players.

Led by famed polo player Guillermo "Memo" Gracida Jr., who’s achievements include 16 U.S. Open Polo Championship titles and induction into the Polo Hall of Fame, La Herradura Polo Club runs year-round and offers multiple club leagues, professional instruction, clinics, high-goal practices, ladies’ polo, and tournaments.

The club also offers memberships, boarding and turnout, horse purchasing and leasing options, stud services and horse training by Memo Gracida and his professional staff. Through the utmost quality and professionalism, La Herradura Polo Club is committed to bringing new blood into the game and providing the ultimate polo experience.


3720 Baseline Ave
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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