Edited press release
US Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), is the Official Apparel Sponsor of the XII International Polo Federation (FIP) World Polo Championship presented by The Palm Beaches. Held at the USPA’s National Polo Center (NPC) – Wellington from Saturday October 29th to Sunday November 6th, this is only the second time in the competition’s history that it has been held in the United States.
As host nation, the United States will host seven countries for the opportunity for international polo glory, including Argentina, Australia, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain and Uruguay. . To qualify as one of the teams to qualify for the FIP Polo World Championship, these teams played out five Zone Qualifiers, which involved over 20 countries vying for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent their nation. on the international scene. Argentina are the defending champions, winning the FIP title in 2017 in Sydney, Australia, the last time the event was played. Team USA last won the title in 1989 in Germany.
Outfit teams with custom-designed performance jerseys as official apparel partner, US Polo Assn. is proud to once again partner with the International Polo Federation to showcase the brand during the pinnacle of international polo competition.
“The XII FIP Polo World Championship is truly a global event that will resonate with our consumers and sports fans around the world, in 190 countries,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO, USPA Global Licensing. , the company that oversees and manages the US Polo Assn. Mark. “We are also very proud to have our USA team playing in the opener and taking part in the opening ceremony on Saturday, October 29, which will air on ESPN for the very first time.”
The United States Polo Association has selected the most talented players to represent Team USA. Aged 17-25, the eight American players vying for a spot on the starting roster are Nico Diaz Alberdi, Agustin Arellano, Hope Arellano, Joaquin Avendaño, Lucas Escobar, Nico Escobar, Jake Klentner and Kristos “Keko” Magrini. Of this extremely accomplished formation, Hope Arellano, at only 19 years old, stands out, because she is the first woman to play for the United States team in this competition.
With premier polo grounds, VIP experiences for fans and players and unparalleled corporate hospitality, the XII FIP World Polo Championship promises to be an exceptional and unforgettable global event for players, sponsors and spectators. The preliminary matches will take place at Valiente Polo Farm, and the opening ceremony, opener and final will take place at NPC’s US Polo Assn. Stadium ground.
Paid NPC events will include the Opening Ceremony and Opening Match on Saturday, October 29 and the XII FIP World Polo Championship Final on Sunday, November 6. Tickets are available at nationalpolocenter.com.
US Polo Assn. will also have official XII FIP World Polo Championship apparel sold exclusively onsite at the event at the USPA Clubhouse and online. The XII FIP World Polo Championship collection will include t-shirts featuring the 2022 XII FIP logo, USPA logo and all participating team crests. For country-specific swag, T-shirts are available individually representing each of the eight competing teams. Additional merchandise includes a trucker hat, silk scarves and pocket squares made exclusively for the event from France. Soon it will be available online at USPA Pro.
Palm Beach County is the perfect location for this global event, attracting South Florida’s enthusiastic polo and riding community as well as passionate polo fans from around the world. The 2022 tournament will draw the eyes of the global polo community to Wellington, “the winter equestrian capital of the world”, with the broadcast of the FIP World Polo Championship Final on ESPN. All matches will also be available for free viewing on GlobalPolo.com.
For more information and updates, visit the FIP Polo World Championship.