Feb 21, 2017 7:27 PM
On Sunday, January 29, Empire Polo Club located in Indio, California, held a special ceremony and field dedication at the final of the 4-Goal USPA General George S. Patton Jr. tournament.
In honor of Patton’s military accomplishments and to celebrate his love of horses and the sport of polo, Empire Polo Club dedicated and named its main Sunday Polo Field the “The General Patton Field.” A new flagpole and plaque honoring General Patton was unveiled during the ceremony.
“The virtue of polo as a military accomplishment rests on the following: it makes a man think fast while excited; it reduces his natural respect for his own safety, that is – it makes him bold; it teaches restraint under exciting circumstances... nearest to mounted combat; makes riding worthwhile; keeps a man hard and teaches better horse management.” – General George S. Patton Jr.
Sylvester Stallone and Helen Patton, granddaughter of General George S. Patton Jr. and Honorary Chair of the General Patton Museum, were the guest speakers at the ceremony.
Immediately following the ceremony were two featured polo matches. Empire Polo Team defeated Prima Polo 11- 6 in the final of the USPA General George S. Patton Jr. Tournament. Most Valuable Player was awarded to Ignacio del Tour. Best Playing Pony was awarded to Jim Wright’s mare, Chimichurri.
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