Aug 29, 2017 4:53 PM

2016 Marlan Farm Middle School Tournament participants.
2016 Marlan Farm Middle School Tournament participants.

Applications for the 2017 USPA Middle School League are now open! Young players in grades five through eight are eligible to compete in tournaments spanning the country from New York to Hawaii. The Middle School League is in its fourth year and continues to grow with 13 scheduled tournaments.

The goal of the USPA Middle School League is to provide a venue for young players to gain tournament experience, while allowing them to play against competitors of equal ability. Eligible players must be enrolled in an academic program as a fifth, sixth, seventh or eigth grade student and will be entered as an individual. Players are responsible for bringing or leasing appropriate horses for the tournaments, as the split-string format will not be used. Player application and fees are due 10 days before their preferred tournament date.

Summer Kneece at Aiken Polo Club's 2016 Middle School Tournament. © Lawrence Johnson.
Summer Kneece at Aiken Polo Club's 2016 Middle School Tournament. © Lawrence Johnson.

2017 Middle School Tournaments

September 16-17 - Bloomfield Polo Club (Saratoga Springs, New York)
September 23-24 - Powers Polo School (East Palestine, Ohio)
September 30-October 1 - NWA Polo Club (Gravette, Arkansas)
September 30-October 1 - Marlan Farm (Freeland, Maryland)
October 7-8 - Aiken Polo Club (Aiken, South Carolina)
October 14-15 - Lakeside Polo Club (Lakeside, California)
October 21-22 - Garrison Forest School (Owings Mills, Maryland)
November 4 - Maui Polo Club (Makawao, Hawaii)
November 4-5 - Bluewater Creek Polo Club (Rogersville, Alabama)
November 11-12 - Prestonwood Polo Club (Oak Point, Texas)
November 11-12 - Central Coast Polo Club (Los Osos, California)
November 18-19 - Houston Polo Club (Houston, Texas)
November 18-19 - Gardnertown Polo Club (Newburgh, New York)
TBD - Barrington Hills Polo Club (Wacounda, Illinois)

If you are interested in learning more about what to expect at a Middle School Tournament, check out an informative PoloSkilz video HERE.

For applications and more information on the USPA Middle School League, CLICK HERE. Please contact I/I Tournament Director Emily Dewey at with any questions.