Jul 08, 2019 6:56 PM
Interested in hosting a USPA Middle School tournament at your club? All USPA arena clubs are welcome to sign up to host a Middle School League event. The Middle School League offers a first tournament experience for our youngest members, grades fifth through eighth. Players should be tournament ready with basic knowledge of the rules to participate and are required to bring or source their own pony or ponies that they are comfortable on. Players enter individually and may enter for either two or four chukkers per game. The host tournament committee and coaches will work together to form evenly matched teams.
The Middle School League runs weekends from September through November. Players register for each tournament individually with the USPA, and pay the entry fee directly to the host club. The host club is responsible for the overall organization and management of the event and the USPA will supply a tournament box complete with trophies, balls, awards and T-shirts for participants.
To sign up to host a Middle School event, contact Amy Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming tournament dates:
September 28-29: NWA Polo Club, Gravette, Arkansas
October 12 – 13: Garrison Forest School, Owings Mills, Maryland
October 12 – 13: Aiken Polo Club, Aiken, South Carolina
October 12 - 13: Lakeside Polo Club, Lakeside, California
October 19 - 20: Marlan Farm Polo Club, Freeland, Maryland
October 19 – 20: Barrington Hill Polo Club, Wacounda, Illinois
October 26 – 27: Gardnertown Polo Club, Newburgh, New York
November 9 – 10: Central Coast Polo Club, Los Osos, California
November 9 - 10: Prestonwood Polo Club, Oak Point, Texas
November 16 - 17: Buffalo Polo Club, Wainfleet, Ontario
November 23 - 24: Yale Polo Club, Bethany, Connecticut
November 23 - 24: Houston Polo Club, Houston, Texas
TBD: Maui Polo Club, Makawao, Hawaii
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