Discover the updated guidelines for some of the most impactful USPA Tournament Programs, including the Tournament Support Program (TSP) Prize Money Matching Program (PMMP), Legacy Polo Series and the Bridge to High Goal Initiative (B2HG). Applications are now open for all of these programs.
TOURNAMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (TSP)
Each USPA Member Club can obtain Tournament Support (TSP) benefits for two and in some cases three USPA Events. Tournaments must have a minimum of four teams competing to be eligible. Tournament rosters and play dates must be confirmed two weeks in advance. Benefits include waived tournament fees, trophies, one Professional Umpire at no cost to the club and $2,500 in prize money to be awarded to the winning team(s). Clubs participating in the PMMP are not eligible for TSP benefits.
PRIZE MONEY MATCHING PROGRAM (PMMP)
Hosting a USPA tournament between 4- and 12-goals? Cash out with the 2023 USPA Tournament Prize Money Matching Program (PMMP), which awards up to $25,000 in matching funds for a qualifying tournament. Applications are due no later than two weeks prior to the start of the tournament and will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis.
BRIDGE TO HIGH GOAL INITIATIVE (B2HG)
The Bridge to High Goal Initiative (B2HG) was created to support polo between 12 and 16 goals. The goal of the program is to build a bridge from low-goal polo to high-goal polo that provides a safe environment for competition, which will allow for the cultivation of sponsors and the advancement of aspiring professionals. One of the key benefits of this program is that the USPA will provide three USPA Professional Umpires (two mounted officials and one third man) at 50% of the regular cost to the club. Clubs awarded B2GH support also qualify for up to two TSP tournaments or the PMMP.
LEGACY POLO SERIES
Hosting a USPA memorial tournament between 10- and 16-goals with a minimum of four teams competing? The USPA is offering four USPA Member Clubs the opportunity to host a Legacy Polo Series event in 2024. The goal of the Legacy Polo series is to increase the demand for medium-goal tournaments and develop a stronger brand value that USPA Member Clubs are eager to host.
The application deadline is March 1, 2024. The Legacy Polo Series can be combined with TSP or PMMP and the B2HG Initiative. The USPA will provide winner trophies (Roenisch bronzes), runner-up Ttrophies (Balding bits), a Best Playing Pony sheet, promotional flutter flags, hats (and other swag) and the Communications Department will offer tournament coverage and marketing support.
For more information on USPA programs, please see below.