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SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED: GEAR UP FOR THE 2025 NATIONAL POLO CENTER SEASON

Jun 04, 2024 6:50 PM

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U.S. Polo Assn. Field One at the National Polo Center - Wellington.
U.S. Polo Assn. Field One at the National Polo Center - Wellington.

The United States Polo Association (USPA) and the National Polo Center - Wellington (NPC) are pleased to announce the 2025 NPC winter season schedule, highlighted by the prestigious Gauntlet of Polo, NPC 16-Goal Championship, U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship and National President’s Cup.

Celebrate the George Miller Memorial to open the season on Sunday, December 29, 2024. The New Year will kick off with the Heritage Cup final set for Sunday, January 5, 2025. Tickets for general admission and Sunday Brunch will be available for purchase online later this summer at nationalpolocenter.com. In 2025, select tournaments will be livestreamed on USPA digital channels. Please visit uspolo.org for more information.

The 2025 Gauntlet of Polo will serve as the signature event of the NPC season, beginning February 7-23 with the C.V. Whitney Cup, continuing with the USPA Gold Cup from February 24 - March 23, and concluding with the U.S. Open Polo Championship from March 24 - April 20. The prize money distribution for the 2025 season will follow last year’s format, with $50,000 awarded to each of the winning teams of the C.V. Whitney Cup and USPA Gold Cup and $100,000 presented to the winner of the U.S. Open Polo Championship.

The Gauntlet of Polo returns to NPC from February 7 - April 20. ©David Lominska
The Gauntlet of Polo returns to NPC from February 7 through April 20. ©David Lominska

Also included in the schedule is the third edition of the NPC 16-Goal Championship. Qualifiers will be played across multiple clubs, with the championship hosted by NPC. Participating clubs include Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida) as well as the Wellington Polo Tour (WPT) led by Patagones Polo Club (Wellington, Florida) and a group of private fields falling under the WPT umbrella. The NPC 16-Goal Championship is comprised of four USPA tournaments including the Joe Barry Memorial, Ylvisaker Cup, Iglehart Cup and Outback Cup. Each tournament will serve as a qualifier and teams will accumulate points based on their standing in the four designated qualifiers to be eligible for the NPC 16-Goal Championship.

The National President's Cup returns to NPC in 2025 under the new format with qualifiers across the country. ©David Lominska
The National President's Cup returns to NPC in 2025 and will bring together some of the most talented 8-goal teams from qualifiers across the country. ©David Lominska

In addition, the NPC season will showcase USPA members from clubs around the country competing at the low-goal level. The second edition of the National President’s Cup, at the NPC venue and under the new format, will bring together some of the most talented 8-goal teams in the nation. The tournament will consist of up to 14 qualifying tournaments played June 2024 through April 2025, with the winning teams advancing to the National President’s Cup at NPC in April. Regional President’s Cup qualifying tournaments will be awarded to one Member Club in each of the 11 USPA circuits. The Florida Circuit, host of the National President’s Cup, will be the only exception, with four qualifying events awarded. The winner of each qualifier will be invited to the National President’s Cup competition and teams advancing from a club outside the Florida Circuit will receive a $10,000 travel stipend.

NPC looks forward to welcoming spectators every Sunday afternoon from December 29, 2024, through April 27, 2025, to enjoy the prestige and thrill of spectating on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One. See below for the complete NPC season schedule.

Experience feature matches on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One beginning December 29, 2024 and running through April 27, 2025. ©Casey Gaulladet
Experience feature matches on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One beginning December 29, 2024 and running through April 27, 2025. ©Casey Gaulladet

NPC Season Schedule

George Miller Memorial
12- to 16-Goal Handicap
Hosted and managed by Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida) and the Wellington Polo Tour
Featured Sunday Match: December 29, 2024 on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

Entry Contacts:
Juan Olivera at 561.601.9316 or Wellingtonpolotour@gmail.com
Laura Townsend at 772.228.0115 or Laura@pmpolo.com

Heritage Cup
12- to 16-Goal Handicap
Hosted and managed by Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida)
Tournament Dates: January 1-5, 2025
Featured Sunday Match: January 5, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One
Final: Sunday, January 5, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

Contact Laura Townsend for entry 772.228.0115 or Laura@pmpolo.com

NPC 16-Goal Championship

12- to 16-Goal Handicap for all four qualifiers and the Championship

Joe Barry Memorial (Qualifier)
Hosted and managed by Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida)
Tournament Dates: January 3-26, 2025
Featured Sunday Matches: January 12, 19 & 26, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One
Semifinals: Thursday, January 23, 2025
Final: Sunday, January 26, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

Contact Laura Townsend for entry 772.228.0115 or Laura@pmpolo.com

Ylvisaker Cup (Qualifier)
Hosted by Patagones Polo Club (Wellington, Florida) and managed by the Wellington Polo Tour
Tournament Dates: January 23 - February 16, 2025
Featured Sunday Matches: February 2 & 16, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One
Semifinals: Thursday February 13, 2025
Final: Sunday, February 16, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

Contact Juan Olivera for entry 561.601.9316 or Wellingtonpolotour@gmail.com

Iglehart Cup (Qualifier)
Hosted by Patagones Polo Club (Wellington, Florida) and managed by the Wellington Polo Tour
Tournament Dates: February 17 - March 16, 2025

Contact Juan Olivera for entry 561.601.9316 or Wellingtonpolotour@gmail.com

Outback Cup (Qualifier)
Hosted by Patagones Polo Club (Wellington, Florida) and managed by the Wellington Polo Tour
Tournament Dates: March 18 - April 6, 2025

Contact Juan Olivera for entry 561.601.9316 or Wellingtonpolotour@gmail.com

NPC 16-Goal Championship
Hosted and managed by the National Polo Center
Entry limited to the four winners of the qualifying tournaments
Tournament Dates: April 10 & 13, 2025 (All games played at NPC)
Final: Sunday, April 13, 2025, on NPC Field Two

Women's Polo

U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship
18- to 22-Goal Handicap
Hosted and managed by Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida)
Tournament Dates: January 25 - February 9, 2025
Semifinals: Thursday, February 6, 2025
Final: Sunday, February 9, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

Contact Laura Townsend for entry 772.228.0115 or Laura@pmpolo.com

20-Goal Polo

Butler Handicap
16- to 20-Goal Handicap
Hosted and managed by Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida)
Tournament Dates: February 15 - March 9, 2025
Final: Sunday, March 9, 2025, on NPC Field Two

Contact Laura Townsend for entry 772.228.0115 or Laura@pmpolo.com

Gauntlet of Polo

Hosted and managed by the National Polo Center - Wellington

C.V. Whitney Cup
18- to 22-Goal Handicap
Tournament Dates: February 7-23, 2025
Featured Sunday Match: February 23, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One
Semifinals: Wednesday February 19, 2025
Final: Sunday, February 23, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

Retama Cup Memorial
18- to 22-Goal Handicap - C.V. Whitney Cup Companion Tournament
Tournament Conditions and Dates TBD

USPA Gold Cup
18-22 Goal Handicap
Tournament Dates: February 24 - March 23, 2025
Featured Sunday Matches: March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One
Final: Sunday, March 23, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

Tommy Hitchcock Memorial Handicap
18- to 22-Goal Handicap - USPA Gold Cup Companion Tournament
Tournament Conditions and Dates TBD

U.S. Open Polo Championship
All teams assume 22 Goals
Tournament Dates: March 24 - April 20, 2025
Featured Sunday Matches: March 30, 2025, and April 6, 13 & 20, 2025 on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One
Semifinals: Wednesday April 16, 2025
Final: Sunday, April 20, 2025, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One

8-Goal Polo (4-8 Goal)

National President’s Cup
Hosted and managed by the National Polo Center - Wellington
Entry limited to the winners of Regional President’s Cup qualifying tournaments
Tournament Dates: April 12, 17 & 19, 2025 (All games played at NPC)
Final: Saturday, April 19, 2025, on NPC Field Two

Other Events

International Event
Hosted and managed by the National Polo Center - Wellington
Sunday, April 27, 2025 on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One; participating teams TBD

For tournament entry for events hosted by the National Polo Center – Wellington please contact:
Polo Manager, Haley Bryan at 803.215.3577 or hbryan2485@aol.com
Polo Director, Jimmy Newman at 561.202.5185 or jnewman45tx@gmail.com