United States Polo Association Announces Winter Season Schedule In Wellington

The Gauntlet of Polo trophies (L-R) the C.V. Whitney Cup, the U.S. Open Polo Championship and the USPA Gold Cup. Photo courtesy Global Polo Entertainment

The United States Polo Association (USPA) recently announced the upcoming schedule for the 2023 Gauntlet of Polo, which will be held at the newly minted National Polo Center – Wellington (NPC), previously known as the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

The schedule will feature a wide variety of events, including youth and women’s competitions, guaranteeing a thrilling inaugural season at NPC packed with quality polo and unforgettable memories.

Returning for its fifth consecutive year, the 2023 Gauntlet of Polo will serve as the premier spectacle of the season, showcasing the highest level of the sport in America. The three-part series will begin Feb. 12-26 with the C.V. Whitney Cup, continue with the USPA Gold Cup from March 1-26, and conclude with the U.S. Open Polo Championship from March 29 to April 23. Any team that wins all three tournaments will be crowned the Gauntlet Champion.

Another marquee event, the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship, will make waves at NPC, bringing together the world’s most talented female players. The tournament will run March 9-19, with the final taking place on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One on Sunday, March 19. NPC will also welcome high-level youth polo with the USPA Junior Open Final, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19.

In 2023, select tournaments will be livestreamed at www.uspolo.org and via social media platforms. An official schedule will be released later in 2022.

The presumptive team limit for the 2023 Gauntlet of Polo is 12 teams. NPC will accept additional entries beyond 12 only if the accepted entries are advantageous to the tournament format and scheduling allows.

CV Whitney Cup — Feb. 12-26, 2023; 18- to 22-goal handicap; Nov. 15, 2022, closing date.

USPA Gold Cup — March 1-26, 2023; 18- to 22-goal handicap; Nov. 15, 2022, closing date.

U.S. Open Polo Championship — March 29 to April 23, 2023; 22-goal handicap; Nov. 15, 2022, closing date.

USPA Junior Open Final — Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023; 12- to 14-goal Handicap; closing date to be decided.

U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship — March 9-19, 2023; 18- to 24-goal handicap; Nov. 15, 2022, closing date.

Contact Jimmy Newman at (561) 202-5185 or jnewman45tx@gmail.com, or contact Haley Bryan at (803) 215-3577 or hbryan2485@aol.com, to discuss season plans, or for further details concerning individual tournament or tournament fees.