Scottsdale Polo Championships 2013
Mark off, November 1st and 2nd, 2013 on your calendars with two words: POLO PARTY.
Because that’s the day the Third Annual Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns bigger, badder and better than ever. And with a great new title sponsor, Scottsdale Ferrari Maserati. Last October the Scottsdale Polo Championships drew the biggest crowd in the country for a one-day polo event with approximately 9,180 fans enjoying the three-match showdown at the annual Polo Party. This year, with an expanded event schedule and an amped-up polo lineup including the sport’s top players and more vendors, more sponsors, and the 2013 Arizona Porsche Concours d’Elegance car show, America’s most-attended polo event is expected to draw up to 15,000 polo fans and revelers to Penfolds Polo Field at WestWorld of Scottsdale. With the breathtaking backdrop of McDowell Mountains and beautiful white tents lining the field, the Polo Party will again be a weekend destination for both local residents and tourists.
16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
The United States Polo Association (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo in the United States. Established in 1890, the USPA provides resources to over 4,500 individual members and 250 polo clubs across the U.S. and Canada, including 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. The USPA has established a number of programs for new players to learn the sport in the U.S. including Regional Polo Centers and clubs that host schools and lessons across the country. In 2010, the USPA created Team USPA, a program to enhance and grow the sport of polo in the U.S. by identifying young, talented American players and providing mentored training and playing opportunities leading to a pool of higher rated amateur and professional players. The organization also coordinates youth polo programs and competitions through Interscholastic/Intercollegiate polo and Pony Club. In 2012, “60 Minutes” aired a special feature on polo’s resurgence in America and included several interviews with dedicated players and ambassadors in the United States. The segment highlighted one of the USPA’s specialty programs, Work to Ride, which is dedicated to helping inner-city youth in Philadelphia through polo and other equine activities.