Jul 30, 2018 7:38 PM
The National Youth Tournament Series Program was established to provide youth players the opportunity to compete against their peers in USPA-sanctioned outdoor tournaments. At each qualifier, All-Stars are selected by an appointed committee. All-Stars are then eligible to be selected for one of the four open zone teams or two female regional teams to compete in the NYTS Championships and East vs. West Invitational over Labor Day weekend at Columbine Polo & Equestrian Center in Denver, Colorado. The NYTS qualifier has been designed for upper-intermediate to advanced youth players, those capable of holding a minimum of a “B” handicap. For more information, please visit uspolo.org or email NYTS@uspolo.org
Host site: Big Horn Polo Club, Sheridan, Wyoming.
Miguel “Miki” Novillo Astrada, Jr.
Results: Blue won the Big Horn Polo Club NYTS Qualifier.
All-Stars: Aiden Meeker, Miki Astrada, Malia Bryan, Lucas Arellano, Olivia Uechtritz
Best Playing Pony: Miss Demeanor, played by Aiden Meeker, owned by Shane Rice.
Host site: Twin City Polo Club, Maple Plain, Minnesota.
Robert Thomas Pizzaro
August Roger Schneekloth
Results: Winnipeg won the Twin City Polo Club NYTS Qualifier.
All-Stars: Anna Alworth, Regan Smith, Gavin Marshman, Maximo Font, Alberdi Maldonado.
Best Playing Pony: Terraqui, owned and played by Chance Miller.
Host site: Louisville Polo Club, Louisville, Kentucky.
Results: White won the Louisville Polo Club NYTS Qualifier.
All-Stars: Kelsey Bray, James Boland, Angus Middleton, Will Smith, Jack Whitman.
Best Playing Pony: Cashmere, played by Stuart Borland.
Host site: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Carpinteria, California.
Central Coast Polo Team
Results: Klentner Ranch won the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club NYTS Qualifier.
All-Stars: Charlie Walker, Jake Klentner, Luke Klentner, Riley Jordan.
Best Playing Pony: Yahoo, played by Jake Klentner.
*Jake Klentner 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