12:30 Gates Open
1:00pm USPA National Youth Tournament Series Championship
2:30pm USPA National Youth Tournament Series Championship Trophy Presentation
2:40pm Intermission- "Dancing with the Equine Stars," a pas de deux with two upper level Lusitano dressage horses by Donna Richardson
3:00pm USPA Rossmore Cup Finals Feature Match
3:45pm Champagne Divot Stomp
4:30pm USPA Rossmore Cup Finals Trophy Presentation
4:45-7:00pm 7th Chukker After Party & MUSIC
It's our annual White Party, just before Labor Day! We encourage guests to wear white or light colors.
ABOUT MIRACLE BABIES
Please join us for our first annual "White Party" Miracle Babies fundraiser in the exclusive Polo Pavilion tent on August 31st at the San Diego Polo Club. Event price includes delicious fare from Wild Thyme Catering and one free drink ticket after which there will be a no-host bar available for the afternoon (21+ ID required at check-in). All Polo Pavilion ticket proceeds will benefit MiracleBabies.org.
Miracle Babies provides support and financial assistance to families with critically ill newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and to enhance the well-being of women, children and their families through education, prevention and medical care. Your generosity and support is truly appreciated and will directly help NICU families in San Diego. Please join our team in this most worthy cause - our children.
ABOUT THE USPA NATIONAL YOUTH TOURNAMENT SERIES
Originally known as The Polo Association, the United States Polo Association, or USPA, was created in 1890 to govern polo handicaps, rules, and tournaments in America and Canada. The U.S. Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions, and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts.
In the spring of 2012 a group of leaders who were heavily involved in the Team USPA program put their heads together and identified that polo in this country was in desperate need of something that no other USPA program was able to deliver. Until the rebirth of the Junior Polo program, the development of youth outdoor polo players relied solely on their home club, parents and local professionals to provide training and opportunities. The newly formed USPA Junior Polo Committee decided to change this by creating the National Youth Tournament Series, completing it’s inaugural year in 2013.
The main objective for the program since the beginning was to create more opportunities for youth to play against they peers. But so much more has come out of it. NYTS is a training module that prepares youth for formal tournament competition. It challenges players to get to know their team and identify their opponents strengths and weaknesses.