Gauntlet of Polo

© David Lominska

Inaugural Gauntlet of Polo Events begin February 14 in Wellington, Florida

Polo’s Finest Athletes Prepare to Battle to Become GAUNTLET Champion As Spectators Ready for the Traditions, Thrills and Glamour of the Sport and Event Experience 

The GAUNTLET OF POLO is the sport’s newest and most challenging tournament series with an unprecedented $1M prize purse, and pits polo’s greatest athletes and their world-class ponies against one another in a fierce competition to be crowned GAUNTLET Champion. Tomorrow at 10 AM, cheers will rise from the esteemed grounds of IPC as the GAUNTLET OF POLO officially begins with the C.V. Whitney Cup. All matches from February 14 through April 21, 2019 will take place on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field and surrounding fields at IPC. 

During each match, spectators will have the opportunity to see some the world’s top polo teams compete for the GAUNTLET, putting their skills and expertise to the ultimate test. Steeped in heritage and culture, polo is often referred to as the sport of kings due to its storied past as a game reserved for royals and nobility. It has historically drawn some of the finest athletes and the most fashionable and glamorous audiences of any sport. Modern day polo spectators acknowledge the sport’s aristocratic roots by donning their finest attire as they strike out for the fields, where they can sip champagne, stomp divots and indulge in other traditional activities. This year, GAUNTLET audiences will celebrate players and teams as they compete in what promises to be the most incredible display of athleticism in U.S. polo history, pursuing the GAUNTLET’s record-breaking $1M purse. 

While polo is a thrilling experience unlike any other, that is best enjoyed on site, all matches will also be live streamed on USPA Polo Network each week with the final event airing on CBS Sports, April 28 at 2 PM EDT. The GAUNTLET OF POLO encompasses three of the United States Polo Association’s most prestigious national tournaments, beginning with the C.V. Whitney Cup that runs from February 14-24, 2019, continuing with the USPA Gold Cup® on February 24-March 24, and culminating with the U.S. Open Polo Championship® on March 27-April 21, 2019. 

Tickets to the C.V. Whitney Cup and the following GAUNTLET events are available for purchase here, and a limited number of 50% off VIP stadium green seats will be available online for the February 17 featured game at 3 PM ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field. To receive the discount, apply GAUNTLET50 upon check out. 

Matches begin on February 14 and continue in the following order:
*Schedule subject to change due to weather, please visit for accurate updates 

Thursday, February 14

Noon  Stable Door vs. Daily Racing Form        Isla Carroll West

Noon  Aspen vs. Pilot                                           Field 4

2pm    Coca Cola vs. Park Place                          Field 5

4pm    SD Farms vs. Tonkawa                             at Tonkawa

Friday, February 15

10am  La Indiana vs. Santa Clara

Noon  Las Monjitas vs. Iconica

2pm   Cessna vs. Postage Stamp

4pm   Equuleus vs. Old Hickory Bourbon

Sunday, February 17 

10am CV Whitney Quarter final 

Noon CV Whitney Quarter final Noon CV Whitney Quarter final 

3pm CV Whitney Quarter final 

Wednesday, February 20 

Noon CV Whitney Semifinal 

3pm CV Whitney Semifinal 

Sunday, February 24 

3pm CV Whitney Cup Final