India International Women’s Polo Tour 2017

 2016 India International Women's Polo Tour - Team USPA: Cristina Fernandez, Tiamo Hudspeth, Julia Smith and Carly Persano.
2016 India International Women’s Polo Tour – Team USPA: Cristina Fernandez, Tiamo Hudspeth, Julia Smith and Carly Persano.

The United States Polo Association® (USPA) and Team USPA have joined with Huntré! Equine for the 2nd Annual India International Women’s Polo Tour, January 5-22, 2017. A USPA led international initiative to support, develop and promote women’s polo in India the tour will include events in New Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Imphal and Mumbai. Stephanie Massey, Audry Persano, Carly Persano and Anna Winslow will represent Team USPA. Cultivated with the combined efforts of Governor at Large Steven Armour, International Committee Chair George Dill and Director of Player Development Amanda Snow, the tour aims to foster international relationships and cross cultural experiences, exposing and developing the world-wide footprint of polo.

Team USPA members during the opening ceremony of the 1st Manipur Statehood Day Women's Polo Tournament in 2016 at the Mapal Kangjeibung Polo Grounds in Imphal, Manipur, India.
Team USPA members during the opening ceremony of the 1st Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament in 2016 at the Mapal Kangjeibung Polo Grounds in Imphal, Manipur, India.

Team USPA will arrive in Delhi on January 5 and travel to Agra and Jaipur for four days of sightseeing visiting landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amber Palace and City Palace. The players will then travel to Nasr Polo Club in Hyderabad for a three-day clinic and tournament. The arena tournament in Hyderabad will feature four teams, each captained by a Team USPA member with two Indian women players. Following the tournament in Hyderabad, the women’s tour will continue in Imphal for the 2nd Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament (January 16-21) at the historic Mapal Kangjeibund Polo Grounds. Presented by the All Manipur Polo Association (AMPA) the tournament will feature four teams including Team USPA, Hurlingham Polo Association, Team India and AMPA Players of Manipur. Differing from last year’s tournament format, this year Team USPA will have the opportunity to compete as a team. The Amateurs Riding Club in Mumbai will be the final stop on the tour with an arena exhibition match between Team USPA and Hurlingham Polo Association slated for January 23. The USPA wish the four Team USPA members safe travels and good luck as they play, teach and represent the Association!

TEAM USPA

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Anna Winslow Handicap: A
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Audry Persano Handicap: A.5
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Carly Persano Handicap: A.5
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Stephanie Massey Handicap: A
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