Through his local Pony Club in Connecticut James found polo at the young age of 14. James continued to play polo throughout his youth and collegiately; he began teaching at the University of Connecticut as captain of the team. Post college, James became the Polo Manager at the OxRidge Hunt Club and then served as the coach of the Yale University varsity teams for 12 years, where he continues to have an active role in the program. James’ other accomplishments include serving on the USPA Finance and Arena Committees, and he is actively involved in the I/I and NYTS programs.
What has been one of your favorite teaching memories?
“The YPEC Women's team making it to nationals for the first time in 20 years.”
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Effective Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
The suspension of USPA Tournaments and Events will be lifted for USPA Member Clubs in locales where hosting polo matches and tournaments is permitted under applicable state and local laws, executive orders and similar decrees. The USPA Member Clubs in these locales are encouraged to follow all such requirements of their state and local authorities with respect to polo operations. In addition, we also encourage all USPA Member Clubs to take the precautions recommended by the CDC. We are preparing a detailed list of best practices for USPA Member Clubs as they return to hosting USPA Tournaments and Events and plan to circulate these guidelines within the next week. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify you if we determine a different course of action is necessary.Read More