The 2021 U.S. Open Polo Championship®, the third leg of the prestigious, world-class GAUNTLET OF POLO® series, has officially closed out polo season in Wellington, Florida.
The thrilling action of the final game, sponsored by The Palm Beaches and U.S. Polo Assn., will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, May 9 at 2 PM, ET. CBS Sports Network will also televise an encore of the broadcast on Saturday, May 15 (8:00 PM, ET).
Eurosport and Eurosport India will broadcast the event internationally, with international viewership approaching 5 million viewers.
The U.S. Open Polo Championship is the perfect way to celebrate the tradition and heritage of the sport of polo at home. The polo-inspired “at home tailgate” includes chilled champagne alongside all your favorite tailgating snacks, all while watching Team Scone and Team Park Place face off in the finale to the GAUNTLET OF POLO series.
“After more than a year of uncertainty and the cancellation of our 2020 season before its mid-point, it was incredible to have the GAUNTLET OF POLO be contested back in The Palm Beaches, with top players, top equine athletes and a small number of fans celebrating the athleticism and competition of this amazing series,” said Stewart Armstrong, Chairman of the USPA.
Played on the U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field, the U.S. Open Polo Championship is one of the most historic tournaments in the United States, featuring the sport’s finest players, along with their equine partners, from around the world. One of the memorable aspects of this game is watching global polo star Adolfo Cambiaso play his ninth U.S. Open Polo Championship alongside his 15-year-old son, Poroto Cambiaso, as part of Team Scone.
“It’s thrilling to have the most prestigious of tournaments, the U.S. Open Polo Championship, broadcast on CBS and other networks worldwide. This coverage gives great exposure to the amazing sport of polo for millions of sports fans and consumers alike,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global Licensing, the worldwide licensor of the U.S. Polo Assn. brand. “U.S. Polo Assn. proudly supports and celebrates these players on the global stage and the brand’s authentic connection to the sport of polo.”
As the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), U.S. Polo Assn. was the premier sponsor of the entire GAUNTLET OF POLO series. All three tournaments of the series, the C.V. Whitney Cup®, the USPA Gold Cup® and the U.S. Open were played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Fla. and live-streamed on Global Polo TV, a pay-to-view broadcasting service.
In addition to the more than $500,000 in prize money awarded this Gauntlet season, U.S. Polo Assn. donated more than $50,000 to the following 501(c)(3) polo-based charities: The Homes for Horses Coalition, Polo For Life, Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, Polo Pony Rescue, Polo Players Support Group, Polo Training Foundation, Replay Polo, Retired Racehorse Project and Work to Ride. PR Newswire