Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021 Newport, RI….Newport Polo is pleased to name Polo House Privé as the Title Sponsor of the 2021 East Coast Open (14-20 goal) & East Coast Handicap (8-12 goal) Women's Polo Championships, entering a team in the Open division.
“It is a pleasure for Polo House Privé to start our global tour with the emblematic Newport International Polo Series, and celebrate its 30th anniversary season, by participating with our professional women's team in the 2021 East Coast Open Women's Polo Championship, led by English pro, Rebecca Walters, the Ladies Polo Division Director for PHP,” explains Alexis Head, Founder and CEO. “We are excited for this great experience with a week of memorable events around Polo and Luxury Lifestyle enjoying the best of Newport, Rhode Island and its surroundings.”
“Polo House Privé will bring an exciting addition to the tournament this year, in our efforts to reach higher goals, year after year to raise our game, and this year will be no exception. All available resources are in effect to provide a first-rate competitive experience, from prize money to the collaborative strength of two clubs for best field conditions, at the peak of the Northeastern polo season, professional USPA Umpires, a veteran Host Tournament Committee, and trusted advisory Tournament Managers at each host site,” said Westchester Club President and USPA delegate Dan Keating. “We are doing everything we can to support the progress of women in the sport of polo and provide forums of upper levels of competition for players to reach their full potential.”
The new date and structure this year, July 27-Aug 1, 2021, offers peak New England polo season conditions and maximum audiences, $2,500 prize money in each tournament, official team uniforms provided for the first 4 teams in each tournament (to register by June 24), and broadcast on Global Polo TV, the tournament will be the optimum caliber for women's polo competition on the East Coast this summer, attracting domestic and international pros as well as highly rated amateurs.
Tournament registration deadline is 5PM Monday, July 19, 2021 or when team limit is reached. Entry form, requirements, schedule, tournament fees and details can be found at: https://forms.gle/
Sanctioned by the United States Polo Association since 2018, the East Coast Open & Handicap Women’s Polo Championships have attracted top competitors from 4 continents, for tournament matches cohosted by two of America’s most historic clubs. This year, the semifinal rounds for both tournaments will be co-hosted by neighboring Myopia Polo Club in Hamilton, MA during the weekdays, and on the weekend, the Finals & Consolation matches for both tournaments will take place at Westchester Polo Club in Newport, RI.
The popularity of women’s polo continues to grow exponentially, ever since dedicated sportswoman Sue Sally Hale became the first female member of the US Polo Association in 1972. The sport has evolved since the 1950s when Hale allegedly disguised herself as the opposite gender to participate in competitions, to today’s Polo House Privé East Coast Open & Handicap Women’s Polo Championships showcasing female players at the top of the ‘Sport of Kings’.
About Polo House Privé:
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These tournaments are made possible, in part, by the United States Polo Association Tournament Stimulus Program, and?USPA Global Licensing Inc.
Newport Polo is the home of the Westchester Polo Club, America's first polo club, offering exhibition polo and club member services for outdoor & arena polo, and polo instruction. Est. in 1876, charter member of the United States Polo Assoc. Players seeking to connect with other players to form a team are encouraged to post on the tournaments’ Facebook Group page and also contact email@example.com for more information.
Photo Credits: Anna Winslow Palacios and Paige McCabe by Rod Harris Photography