The United States Polo Association and the International Polo Club Palm Beach recently announced the 2022 high-goal polo tournament schedule and a Gauntlet of Polo one-year extension of the original three-year tournament agreement established in 2019. The season will begin on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 with the Iglehart Cup and conclude on Sunday, April 24 with the U.S. Open Polo Championship Final.
“Our partnership with IPC over the last three years in bringing the Gauntlet of Polo to players, fans and enthusiasts around the globe has been a significant success for the sport,” USPA Chairman Stewart Armstrong said. “We look forward to building on that success.”
The three-part high-goal Gauntlet of Polo debuted in February 2019 at IPC. Challenging the status quo and reshaping the trajectory of high-goal polo in the United States, the innovative pinnacle event increased team participation and attraction through prize money. History was made during the inaugural Gauntlet of Polo, when Pilot captured all three events and were crowned Gauntlet Champions.
The 2022 Gauntlet of Polo will return for the fourth year with the C.V. Whitney Cup on Feb. 6-27, continue with the USPA Gold Cup March 1-27, and conclude with the illustrious U.S. Open Polo Championship from March 29 through April 24 on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field.
Before the Gauntlet series will be the Iglehart Cup on Jan. 2, the Joe Barry Memorial Cup Jan. 2-16 and the Ylvisaker Cup from Jan. 15 through Feb. 6.
All tournaments except the Iglehart Cup will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV’s OTT platform, accessible at www.globalpolo.com and on major apps, including iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon FireTV. The Global Polo Pass annual subscription will be made available starting November 2021 and will include polo events from around the world. The subscription will include access to all livestreamed USPA official events, select international events and much more.