US Trust Cup Begins Friday At Grand Champions Polo Club; Team USPA Will Tune Up For FIP World Polo Championship

US Trust Cup Begins Friday At Grand Champions Polo Club; Team USPA Will Tune Up For FIP World Polo Championship

The US Trust Cup, featuring Team USPA, will begin Friday with a round-robin at Grand Champions Polo Club.

Team USPA is practicing at Grand Champions for the Oct. 21-29 XI FIP World Polo Championship in Sydney, Australia. Team USPA is one of eight teams from five world zones competing at the Sydney Polo Club.

On Friday at 4 p.m., four members of Team USPA (Matias Gonzalez, Jesse Bray, Felipe Viana and Jimmy Wright) will compete in a three-team round-robin with Casablanca (Grant Ganzi, Andres "Lala" LaPlacette, Mike Azzaro and Cacho Galindo) and Audi (Marc Ganzi, Guille Aguero, Kris Kampsen, Brandon Phillips).

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Grand Champions Polo Club Opens Fall Season Sunday With Tackeria Invitational

Grand Champions Polo Club Opens Fall Season Sunday With Tackeria Invitational

The much-anticipated fall polo season at Grand Champions Polo Club opens Sunday with the Tackeria Invitational.

Audi and Casablanca will meet in the championship final at 11 a.m. The game will be live streamed worldwide by ChukkerTV.

The Tackeria Invitational has a special place in Grand Champions history. It was the inaugural tournament at the club after it first opened in 2007.

"The Tackeria Invitational is the perfect way to kick off the season," said Tackeria owner Tony Coppola, currently in Stevenson, Wash. for the USPA Board of Governors and annual member, committee and LLC meetings at Skamania Lodge. Coppola, a USPA Governor-at-Large is running against Tom Gose for USPA President. "We are proud to be a returning sponsor," Coppola said. 

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Defending Zone 3 Florida Circuit Champions Reign Again In NYTS Championship; Lucas Escobar Named MVP

Defending Zone 3 Florida Circuit Champions Reign Again In NYTS Championship; Lucas Escobar Named MVP

WELLINGTON, FL--September 26, 2017---Florida Circuit Zone 3 continues to make history in theNational Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) Championship.

For the fourth time in five years since the inception of the tournament in 2013, Zone 3 won the coveted Cecil Smith Cup after defeating Zone 4 in the Sept. 3 final at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif.

In front of a good local crowd and worldwide USPA Polo Network audience, the Zone 3 team, coached by Tom Goodspeed and comprised of returning national champions Justin Daniels and Nico Escobar and new members Mackenzie Weisz and Lucas Escobar defeated Zone 4 (Tenzin Tognini, Liam Lott, Will Green, Brennan Wells) with an impressive 11-6.5 victory.

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CBC Sport/Elite Horse & Polo Win CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan; Team Improtex Motors/Grand Champions Polo Club Subsidiary Winners

CBC Sport/Elite Horse & Polo Win CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan; Team Improtex Motors/Grand Champions Polo Club Subsidiary Winners

Team Improtex Motors/Grand Champions Polo Club won the subsidiary title in its international debut at the Sept. 7-10 CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan.

The team of Melissa Ganzi, 1, Juan Bollini, 7, and Tito Gaudenzi, 3, was the only U.S. team in the field for the three-day tournament. Grand Champions was sponsored by Improtex Motors.

In the subsidiary final, Team Improtex Motors/Grand Champions defeated Team Pasha Private Banking/Monte Carlo Polo Team with a hardfought 6.5-3 victory. Team Pasha Private Banking was led by English team captain Rommy Gianni, 2, Chris Hyde, 9, and Giles Greenwood, 1.

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 Grand Champions Polo Club Plays Baku Elite Horse & Polo Club Friday In CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan Opener

 Grand Champions Polo Club Plays Baku Elite Horse & Polo Club Friday In CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan Opener

Grand Champions Polo Club makes its international debut Friday in the opening round of the CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The team of Melissa Ganzi, 1, Juan Bollini, 7, and Tito Gaudenzi, 3, is the only U.S. team in the four-team field for the three-day tournament. Grand Champions will be sponsored by Improtex Motors.

Other teams are Monte Carlo (Team Pasha Private Banking), Evviva Polo Club of St. Moritz, Switzerland (Team Azersun) and host Elite Horse & Polo Club (Team CBC Sport).

The fifth annual event will be held at the windswept ARAF Elite Horse & Polo Club. The handicap tournament is 10-12 goals.

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Grand Champions Polo Club Announces 2017 Fall Season Schedule

Grand Champions Polo Club Announces 2017 Fall Season Schedule

Grand Champions Polo Club announced its much-anticipated schedule for the upcoming fall season.

The club will host both medium goal and high goal leagues.

The medium goal schedule features six tournaments including the season-opening Tackeria Invitational, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The tournament has a special place in club history as the inaugural tournament when the club first opened.

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