Feb 13, 2018 11:30 AM
The 2018 Florida Circuit Constitution Cup, the first 10-goal tournament of the season at Sarasota Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, was decided last weekend. Four teams participated in the first stage, played between Friday, January 26, and Thursday, February 1. Barefield (Mark Mulligan, Jennifer Williams, Pelón Escapite, Marcos Onetto) made it through with three victories, one of them a clear 13-6 win against Hillcroft/Tito’s (James Miller, James P. Uihlein, Herndon Radcliff*, Joe Wayne Barry), yet they would meet again in the final after Hillcroft/Tito’s defeated Whiskey Pond and New Hope.
The orange/black squad had their redemption on Sunday, February 4. Not only did they avenge their previous defeat, but they also managed to do it by the exact same score as the match played the week prior. Even better, Herndon Radcliff was the Most Valuable Player. Jennifer Williams had a small consolation in her mare Marea, who won the Best Playing Pony honors.
*Herndon Radcliff is a member of Team USPA. Team USPA is a USPA program designed to enhance and grow the sport of polo in the United States by identifying young, talented American players and providing mentored training and playing opportunities leading to a pool of higher rated amateur and pro players and the resultant giveback to the sport of polo.
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