Jan 02, 2024 9:30 PM
The Texas Arena League (TAL) is preparing for another outstanding season packed with six weeks of arena polo including diverse levels of play from C-Flight (polo school level competition) to 6-9 goals at four different locations around the Lone Star State.
Two USPA national tournaments and several USPA circuit events will be played during the 2024 Texas Arena League including the National Arena Delegate’s Cup, Southwestern Circuit Arena General George S. Patton Jr., National Arena Bronze Cup and other USPA armed forces and arena tournaments.
Returning sponsors for 2024 include: U.S. Polo Assn., Patton Legacy Sports, Nutrena, Galvin Agency, Jackrabbit Tack, Royal B Threads, Casablanca, Aubone Polo Mallets, The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program, Polo Interactive, JD Polo, Elite Motion and Performance, Murrell Photography and US Arena Polo.
In 2023, the 0-3 goal was so popular that it filled within six minutes of electronic entries opening. Consequently, the Armadillo Division was created. The 2024 Armadillo Division has room to expand to 12 teams in 2024. On the heels of Armadillo and with popularity increasing at all levels, Texas Arena League is adding a B-Flight for 2024. The B-Flight is for players rated -1 to 0 that have had a significant amount of experience to “graduate” from C-Flight. B-Flight will be played as four chukker games on Fridays during the Classic Division.
Texas Arena League has competition in C-Flight at both Armadillo and Classic Divisions, B-Flight, 0-3 goal at both Armadillo and Classic Divisions, 3-6 goal and 6-9 goal–there is a competitive level for everyone!
In 2023 TAL added a new location, Dripping Springs Ranch Park, a municipal facility located in the Austin area with a covered arena, plenty of stabling and a wide variety of amenities for spectators. For 2024, an additional location is being added, the San Antonio Rose Palace which has hosted arena polo in the past. The San Antonio Rose Palace is another location with a variety of spectator amenities, stabling and two covered arenas.
Jan 26-28: TAL Classic – Brookshire Polo Club
Feb 2-4: Armadillo Division – Legends Polo Club
Feb 9-11: TAL Classic – San Antonio Rose Palace
Feb 23-25: TAL Classic – Legends Polo Club
March 1-3: Armadillo Division – Legends Polo Club
March 15-17: TAL Classic – Dripping Springs Ranch Park
Photos courtesy of ©David Murrell.
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