This heart-pounding competition is a true survival of the fittest as the world’s preeminent teams, most skilled athletes and finest horses will come together for three months to battle head-to-head for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup, USPA Gold Cup® and the U.S. Open Polo Championship®.
The prize, the richest in the sport. The competitors, the best in the world. The location, like no other. For polo teams, athletes, fans and sponsors the GAUNTLET OF POLO® is polo’s toughest test. Any team who consecutively sweeps all three tournaments will earn their place in history as the 2024 GAUNTLET Champion.
The National Polo Center – Wellington (NPC) is located in the heart of South Florida’s legendary horse country. The perpetual home for polo in America, NPC is owned and managed by the United States Polo Association to showcase the finest the sport has to offer. The Association’s premiere event, the Gauntlet of Polo®, takes place from February to April each winter season showcasing the world’s preeminent teams, professional athletes and finest horses which come together for three months to battle head-to-head for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup®, USPA Gold Cup® and U.S. Open Polo Championship® trophies. Throughout the year, the facilities are also used to showcase USPA Member Clubs and prestigious national tournament competition.