Jesse Bray Wins Prestigious Equus & Co. Award

(left to right): Jim Whisenand of Equus & Co., Charles Smith of Team USPA, Kris Bowman of Team USPA and Jesse Bray. 
Photo by Elizabeth Hedley

Four-goaler Jesse Bray, who has made his mark on the West Coast, traveled 3,000 miles to receive the prestigious Equus & Co. Award, which honors the Team USPA player who best exemplifies the program’s principles, which includes leadership and a commitment to growing the sport. The 21-year-old Bray received a check for $10,000 and a […]

PCC Delegates Meeting Minutes From March 30th, 2014


USPA PACIFIC COAST CIRCUIT DELEGATE’S AND MEMBERS MEETING Tack Room, Empire Polo Club Sunday, March 30 2014 The meeting was called to order by the governor, Denny Geiler. In attendance was Vicky Owens (Empire), Lyn Jason Cobb (Menlo_, Vladimir Rivkin (PoloSF & Cerro Pampa), Elizabeth Welborn (Cerro Pampa), Dean Dagget ((Newport Polo Club), Russ Sheldon […]

USPA Umpire Training at Empire

USPA Professional Umpire and Team USPA mentor, Carlos Galindo, is leading an umpire clinic for local young players at Empire Polo Club. Carlos has been providing top notch umpire training to Team USPA members in Sheridan, WY for several years now so USPA Polo Development LLC decided to team up with Carlos and the USPA […]

USPA NYTS Empire Results!

Rhyo Rainsford-Keyfauver, Alexis Payan, Xander Deutsch, Conrad Kissling, Santiago Payan and Maya Tantuwaya (missing from photo: Bayne Bossom and Athena Malin

Indio, California – Last Saturday Empire Polo Club hosted their first USPA National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) Qualifier! With this year’s National Championships taking place in San Diego over Labor Day Weekend, young players in the Pacific Coast Circuit are eagerly taking advantage of every opportunity to compete this year. This is the second tournament […]

Former NBA Referee Bob Delaney Will Advise USPA Umpires


Leadership Consultant will assist in umpire development The United States Polo Association (USPA), the national governing body for the sport of polo, has appointed former NBA referee Bob Delaney as an advisor to the USPA Umpires, LLC. Delaney was a prominent NBA official for 25 years and rose through the ranks to become one of […]

C.V. Whitney Cup To Be Televised on NBC Sports Network This Sunday, March 23


Initial leg of polo’s triple crown is the first of three major United States Polo Association tournament finals to be televised by NBC this year The final of the C.V. Whitney Cup will be televised on Sunday, March 23rd, from 4-5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on NBC Sports Network, NBC’s 24 hour cable and satellite […]

Top High School Teams From All Over North America Compete for National Title at Empire Polo Club


The finals, held in California, include teams from Texas, Canada, California, Virginia and Maryland The best high school polo players in the Interscholastic polo program are competing against each other in the 2014 USPA Open National Interscholastic Championship, held March 12-15, 2014, today through Saturday, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. The annual […]

Maryland Polo Club wins Girls’ National Title in Connecticut

Coach Kelly Wells, Maddie Grant, Marissa Wells, Abbie Grant and Stephanie Shultz. Photo by Michael Ryan (

Teams from Texas, Canada, California, and New York all competed as well The polo winners from the Southeastern Region, the Maryland Polo Club, won the 2014 USPA Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship, held March 6-9, 2014, this past Thursday through Sunday, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Central Coast Polo Club and Maryland Polo Club […]


Eldorado NYTS

World Gym and Empire competed in this year’s Arty Cameron at Eldorado Polo Club From: Amanda Snow, Director of Player Development The 2014 USPA National Youth Tournament Series season kicked off at Eldorado Polo Club this weekend with the desert’s first NYTS qualifier to date! World Gym was victorious over Empire in the Arty Cameron […]

Pacific Coast Circuit Newsletter March 2014


Bob Puetz takes position with the USPA: Bob Puetz who is the manager of the San Diego Polo Club has taken a new position with the USPA as Director of Services. He will be taking Ed Armstrong’s position. Bob was previously a professional polo player and manager of the Empire Polo Club. In addition, he […]

Open Letter from USPA Chairman Chuck Weaver


    Open Letter from USPA Chairman Chuck Weaver    Re: Team withdrawal from the 2014 USPA Ylvisaker Cup final     March 4, 2014 Dear USPA Members and Clubs: On Sunday, February 23, 2014, the International Polo Club Host Tournament Committee allowed Valiente to withdraw from the finals of the 2014 Ylvisaker Cup pursuant […]

USPA Adds Twelve New Players to Team USPA


Strong Representation of Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Players to Become Ambassadors for the Sport The U.S. Polo Association, the national governing body for the sport of polo, is pleased to announce the selection of twelve new players to Team USPA. The organization established the development program in 2010 to grow and sustain the sport of polo by identifying talented young American players and providing opportunities to develop their abilities. “These […]

USPA Mourns the Loss of Carlos Gracida


The USPA Mourns the Loss of Longtime Member, Friend, and Polo Hall of Famer Carlos Gracida Carlos Gracida, one of the greatest players in the history of the sport of polo died yesterday in Florida as a result of injuries sustained from a fall while playing the game he loved. Carlos was inducted into the Polo […]

Team USPA Argentina Training Update


Team USPA members Jake Stimmel, Loreto Natividad and Jim Wright have been training in Argentina with Gaston Laulhe in La Pampa.  After a long hard fought tournament we turned the made horses out and started to put some more time on the green ones. We split about 12 horses between the 3 of us, and […]

Team USPA Members Win Argentina tournament AGAIN!

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The past two weeks we spent getting ready for last weekend’s tournament. With the tournament starting on Thursday we had to make sure our horses were going to last through the entire weekend. Early last week though Jim was injured, rendering him out for the tournament. Luckily we were able to get the young Englishmen […]