Dec 05, 2023 5:41 PM

Chloe, Bradley, Lilly and Katy Biddle.
Chloe, Bradley, Lilly and Katy Biddle.


As arena umpire director, I am responsible for recruiting and training all certified and professional arena umpires. I am also responsible for the certification program within the Umpires LLC, certifying umpires for lower levels through umpire and rules clinics.

I am a third-generation polo player. My grandfather George Biddle played in Chicago. My dad Tom Biddle was former chairman of the USPA and actively played for over 40 years. My brother Tommy Biddle is a professional player and was inducted into the National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame last year.

My dad had me on a horse when I could walk, and I began playing polo when I was 6. By the time I was 12, I was playing in tournament games. I grew up in Aiken, South Carolina and played football in high school and college. I earned a BA in communications from Mars Hill University in North Carolina. After graduation, I joined my father’s real estate business in Aiken. I worked there for 13 years before joining the USPA.

I am still based in Aiken where I live with my wife Katy. I have two daughters. Chloe, 19, is studying medicine at the College of Charleston while Lilly, 6, is in first grade.

Outside of work I am a massive follower of anything football. I also enjoy playing golf and turkey hunting. You may be surprised to know that I am an avid Civil War historian. I love studying the tactics and movements from that time period. Things on my bucket list include playing at golf’s cathedrals: St. Andrews and Augusta. I would also love to go to a Super Bowl that the Atlanta Falcons actually win!