U.S. Polo Assn. and the United States Polo Association (USPA) are thrilled to announce professional polo player Jared Zenni of Wellington as their newest global brand ambassador.
Built on the heritage and authenticity of the sport of polo, U.S. Polo Assn. believes Zenni is ideal for this iconic role coming off a thrilling victory in the 2018 U.S. Open Polo Championship as a member of the DRF polo team. Zenni scored two goals in the championship — including the game winner — securing his place as a leader and one of the most recognizable faces of the sport.
U.S. Polo Assn. historically taps young polo players to be ambassadors as they are committed to showcasing the fun and passion of the sport of polo. Zenni is no exception, having proved himself an integral member of various teams in past competitions and through his experience with mentoring younger polo players. He’s also committed to raising awareness for the sport and is actively involved in the American polo scene.
Zenni’s latest appearance has been playing in the 125th Argentine Open currently taking place, where the world’s greatest polo players compete in the most fierce competition in the sport.
USPA CEO Robert Puetz believes that Zenni is a strong choice for the role.
“Jared demonstrates the dedication and skills necessary to continue to develop and grow as a top competitor in polo. This is a great opportunity for the USPA to support one of our most promising players competing in the United States and around the world,” Puetz said.
In his role as brand ambassador, Zenni will serve as both a spokesperson for USPA programs, a mentor for young American players and will be outfitted in U.S. Polo Assn. gear on and off the field as he plays in the 2019 winter polo season. As an ambassador, he will also share stories about the sport and himself through digital platforms with U.S. Polo Assn.’s four million global social media followers who follow the sport and the brand closely.
Zenni has grown significantly from a young, up-and-coming player over the last few years, showcasing his talents in various global competitions.
As a child, he was drawn to horses but was more interested in traditional American sports like basketball, football and baseball. That changed when Zenni began accompanying his father to stick and ball sessions, and by the age of 10, he was hooked on polo.
By 2017, he was a rising talent in the sport, having appeared in key matches in Santa Barbara, Palm Beaches and Argentina. His significant contributions to his team’s win at the 2018 U.S. Open Polo Championship — the highest-rated polo tournament in the U.S. — solidified his role as one of the sport’s most important athletes.