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USPA Northeast Circuit Sportsmanship Cup

Autumn Arena Polo Tournament - $2500 Prize Money

Date and Time

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 1:00 PM - Sun, Nov 7, 2021 5:00 PM

Newport Polo is pleased to announce that registration is now open for teams to enter the USPA Northeast Circuit Sportsmanship Cup Arena Polo Tournament to be held at its outdoor arena & training facility in Newport County, Rhode Island.

“We look forward to drawing strong regional turnout in the Northeast circuit for exciting autumn arena tournament competition,” adds Leighton S. Jordan, USPA Northeastern Circuit Governor.   

“For serious players, there is no better way to conclude a year of polo competition than a weekend of arena matches in the Autumn against regional opponents,” adds Dan Keating, Club President and USPA delegate.  “We invite you to make your challenge for the Cup.“ 

About the Tournament:

The USPA Northeast Circuit Sportsmanship Cup arena polo tournament is a regional competition intended to provide a highly competitive format for arena polo players looking to maximize their polo season by continuing in New England's spectacular autumn arena season.  The regulation outdoor arena offers great, reliable footing and 3-season, fast, competitive polo in spring, summer and autumn.  

Team registration and tournament match schedule:  Team Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, OCT 22, 2021.  The Tournament Entry Fee is $300/team, which will include lunch and refreshments Sat/Sun for all the players. Tournament brackets and schedule will be determined by midweek advanced draw, live on Facebook.  $2500 in Cash Prizes and Trophies will be awarded to the winners.  The tournament will be officiated by USPA certified umpires. The complete schedule will be finalized once all the teams have registered. Register early for one of 4 team positions.

  • Saturday, OCT 30 - Semi-Final Rounds; evening Awards Banquet by separate RSVP.
  • Sunday, OCt 31 - Consolation & Final, and trophy presentation including the perpetual cup, MVP & Best Playing Pony awards

Registrations are not complete without all players’ waivers and tournament entry fee by the registration deadline.  

Contact Dan Keating, Westchester Polo Club delegate at dan@nptpolo.com for Paddock space & on-site lodging; stabling references available upon request.  Referrals available to Newport Visitors Center travel experts upon request, to answer destination queries and assist with booking reservations.

About Newport, Rhode Island:  For more than 375 years, Newport has been welcoming visitors from near and far to its charming New England coastal harbor, earning its reputation as America’s First Resort.  Evolving from its origins for religious freedom to prominent colonial port to Gilded Age playground to today - a destination ripe with sport, culture, history, art, entertainment and scenic beauty, distinctive shops, renowned restaurants, diverse accommodations and world-class events, its past, present, and future make this international resort uniquely legendary.  

Tournament Committee:

Agnes Keating 

Ryan Fontaine

Dave Markell

Equine Welfare Representative:

Rory Torrey