USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP® | U.S. POLO ASSN.

March 25 - 26, 2023

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP®

The USPA Women's Arena Handicap Final will be available On-Demand exclusively on the USPA Polo Network.

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP®

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Women’s arena competition has a recent history in the sport beginning with the creation of the Women’s Intercollegiate Championship in the late 1970s, followed by the Girls’ Interscholastic Championship in the early 1990s. With the exponential growth of women’s polo in recent years, the Association recognized the need for a national tournament celebrating the best of women’s arena competition. In 2017, the inaugural Women’s Arena Handicap competition was held simultaneously alongside the Women’s Arena Open.

In addition to being an important national tournament for women arena players beyond their schooling years, the playing of this tournament allows women the opportunity to connect and aspire to an even greater level of women’s arena competition.

Following back-to-back victories for Drumcliffe in 2017 and 2018, the USPA Women's Arena Handicap has awarded a new champion every year. Hosted exclusively in Virginia by Virginia Polo Inc. (Charlottesville, Virginia) and Twilight Polo Club (Middleburg, Virginia), 2023 marks the first time the USPA Women's Arena Handicap will travel to the Lone Star State to be hosted by Legends Polo Club in Kaufman, Texas.

In 2022, Marlan Farm (Izzy Brockett, Sierra Blevins, Kelly Wells) and Five String Farm (Ava Nunes, Cindy Halle, Marisa Bianchi), battled throughout a physical final showcasing teamwork and talent. Ultimately, Marlan Farm’s consistent energy on the field, ability to stick tight to the boards and capacity to trust in each other secured the decisive 17-11 victory and $10,000 in prize money. Read article here.

Featuring a fresh field of talented competitors, four teams will fight for the opportunity to engrave their name on the coveted trophy, including 10X, Clear Creek, Elite Motion & Performance and Mayer Ranch. Representing Team USPA is alumna Stephanie Massey Colburn (Elite Motion & Performance).

Legends Polo Club will be taking advantage of the USPA's Tournament Support Program (TSP) for the USPA Women's Arena Handicap, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs with waived tournament fees, trophies or trophy reimbursements up to $1,200, one professional umpire and $2,500 in prize money at no extra cost.

The USPA originally created the Tournament Stimulus Package (TSP) to help member clubs host USPA events when the United States was emerging from the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis. The USPA wanted to continue to support member clubs with TSP benefits in 2022. Therefore, it extended and expanded TSP under a new name - the Tournament Support Program. Each USPA Member Club can obtain TSP benefits for two USPA events, with the option of a third under specific circumstances.

As a National USPA Arena Event, the USPA Women’s Arena Handicap is a qualifying tournament for all amateur players -1 through 3 goals to earn points towards the National Arena Amateur Cup (NAAC) which will be held in November at Legend's Polo Club in Kaufman, Texas. Points are based on the number of teams and team standing in each tournament. All points are awarded to each team member, not the team as a whole.

Photo: 2022 USPA Women's Arena Handicap Champions: Marlan Farm - Kelly Wells, Sierra Blevins, Izzy Brockett. Presented by Twilight Polo Club Events Manager Whitney Ross and USPA Tournament Manager Kaila Dowd. ©Doug Stroud

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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Elite Motion & Performance (2-0)

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Amanda Massey
Women's Arena: 3
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Megan Rahlfs
Women's Arena: 4
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Stephanie Massey Colburn
Women's Arena: 5

10x (1-1)

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Morgan McBride
Women's Arena: 2
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Kelly Coldiron
Women's Arena: 3
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Roxy Keyfauver
Women's Arena: 6

Clear Creek (0-1)

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Kimberly Vaughan
Women's Arena: 1
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Megan Flynn
Women's Arena: 5
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Raeann Magill
Women's Arena: 4

Mayer Ranch (0-1)

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Grace Grotnik
Women's Arena: 3T
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Lindsey Morris
Women's Arena: 4
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Lulu Moore
Women's Arena: 3T

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP®

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Saturday, Mar 25, 2023

March 25

Final

USPA Women's Arena Handicap®

Legends Polo Club

Elite Motion & Performance logo

Elite Motion & Performance (2-0)

18

Mayer Ranch logo

Mayer Ranch (0-1)

11

March 25

Final

USPA Women's Arena Handicap®

Legends Polo Club

Clear Creek logo

Clear Creek (0-1)

12

10x logo

10x (1-1)

15

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023

March 26

Final

USPA Women's Arena Handicap®

Legends Polo Club

Elite Motion & Performance logo

Elite Motion & Performance (2-0)

15

10x logo

10x (1-1)

11

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THE VENUE

Legends Polo Club located in Kaufman, Texas, hosts both outdoor and arena polo from the 0- to 12-goal level. Polo is played year-round and the facility features a polo school with coaching chukkers. Legends is also proud to host events such as the Texas Arena League (TAL), Fall Fandango, Extreme Cowboy Association, horse shows, clinics and several USPA tournaments, including the National Arena Amateur Cup (NAAC) since 2020.

The team at Legends is committed to providing professional and quality horse care and fostering all disciplines of riding. Legends strives to provide an outstanding experience for both horse and rider.


3018 FM 2578
Kaufman, TX 75142
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