Orange County Polo Club (OC Polo Club) in Silverado, California, is pleased to be hosting the USPA Women’s Arena Open and the USPA-sanctioned Shady Lady Invitational. The USPA Women’s Arena Open will showcase the highest level of women’s arena polo currently played in the United States. This year marks the first time the tournament is being held on the West Coast.
With a spacious arena, specially designed footing, a jumbotron, a gorgeous clubhouse and plenty of room for spectators, the tournament is guaranteed to be competitive, safe and fun for all participants. Don’t miss this opportunity to compete with some of the highest-rated women arena players in the nation, and the world, for prize money in a national USPA tournament. A landmark event for women’s polo, the semifinals and final of the USPA Women’s Arena Open (excluding consolation matches) will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.
Learn more about team entry, tournament rules, horse rentals and more, below.
USPA Women’s Arena Open – “A” Flight
Goal level: 12-14 goal
Entry Fee: $1500/team
Prize Money: $2500
Shady Lady Invitational – “B” Flight
Entry Fee: $350/player
Enter as a team or as an individual.
Both tournaments are USPA tournaments. Matches will be played as four seven-and-a-half minute chukkers using USPA rules and professional umpires. Ties will be broken via shootout. The draw will occur on Sunday, September 18.
Each player entry includes access to the clubhouse, EMT, awards, Friday dinner, Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. Guest tickets will be available for purchase.
On-site stabling is available. Please email OC Polo Club Manager Heather Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For horse rentals, please contact George Dill directly at (253) 732-3111, no later than Saturday, September 10.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, September 22
4:30pm PT – Practice chukkers available.
Email Heather Perkins if you would like to play.
Friday, September 23
1:00pm PT – USPA Women’s Arena Open Game 1
3:00pm PT – USPA Women’s Arena Open Game 2
5:00pm PT – Karaoke Party/PCAL Awards Dinner
Meet the rest of the players and enjoy dinner and drinks in the clubhouse at the ranch. The PCAL awards presentation will take place first, and then move on to dinner and Team Karaoke. Dress is casual. Guest tickets will be available for advanced purchase.
Saturday, September 24
2:00pm PT – Shady Lady Invitational Game 1
4:00pm PT – B Shady Lady Invitational Game 2
6:00pm PT – Dinner in the Clubhouse
Sunday, September 25
9:00am PT – USPA Women’s Arena Open Consolation
11:00am PT – USPA Women’s Arena Open Final
1:00pm PT – Shady Lady Invitational Final
3:00pm PT- Shady Lady Invitational Consolation
Awards ceremony to follow
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