SOURCE: United States Polo Association

United States Polo Association

November 04, 2015 11:18 ET

Top Women Polo Players to Compete in Houston for the USPA U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship®

Powerhouse Northern Trust Returns to Defend Their Title With Three-Time Winner and Team Captain Maureen Brennan

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) - The United States Polo Association® (USPA) announced today that the 5th annual U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® will take place at the Houston Polo Club starting November 10, culminating with the final match on Sunday, November 15. All tournament matches will be live streamed on Chukker TV.

American polo's top women's tournament was founded in 2011 and is the only national USPA title in women's polo. The championship tournament has been hosted at Houston Polo Club since inception and is home to the largest annual women's polo event in the country.

Competing for the USPA women's polo championship trophy this year are:

   
 Northern Trust (25)Rockin' P/Plank Companies (24)
 Sarah Wiseman (7)Courtney Price (2)/Kendall Plank (2)
 Julia Smith (4)Hazel Jackson (8)
 Maureen Brennan (6)Dayelle Fargey (7)
 Kristy Outhier (8)Caroline Anier (7)
   
 BTA (23)Lockton (22)
 Tiamo Hudspeth (4)Marissa Wells (5)
 KC Krueger (6)Carolyn Stimmel (5)
 Sheila Lequerica (5)Jolie Liston (6)
 Lia Salvo (8)Erica Gandomcar-Sachs (6)
   

Maureen Brennan holds the record for winning three of the four championships that have been held. She will return to Houston to defend the title with teammates Julia Smith, member of Team USPA and Women's National Intercollegiate Champion, and Kristy Outhier, who won the open with Brennan in 2011 and 2013.

Other notable players taking the field in this year's championship tournament are Team USPA member Tiamo Hudspeth and two-time Girls National Interscholastic Champion and 2015 National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) Champion, Marissa Wells.

"The U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship brings together top female polo players to face off on the field in a fierce and exciting competition," said Duncan Huyler, USPA CEO. "Each of these athletes demonstrates exceptional talent and passion for the sport. We're proud to have women constitute one of the fastest growing demographics of the polo-playing community."

For more information about the tournament and team rosters, please visit http://uspolo.org/news/1/2015-us-open-womens-championship.

About the Houston Polo Club
The Houston Polo Club (HPC) was founded in 1928 to promote the sport, educate new and experienced players about the rules and their equine teammates, as well as serve the community as a cultural attraction. HPC has become the largest USPA member club in the nation. Located in stunning Memorial Park, just minutes from The Galleria and Downtown, the club is situated on 26 beautifully landscaped and wooded acres that cater to equestrian communities. Polo tournaments are played throughout the spring and fall seasons, with final matches available to the public on Sunday afternoons. HPC is also a recognized USPA Regional Polo Center and provides a full-service polo school, junior polo events and year-round boarding and riding lessons.

About the United States Polo Association ®
Founded in 1890, the United States Polo Association® (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo in North America and is one of the oldest sport governing bodies in the United States. With nearly 300 member clubs and 41 national tournaments, the USPA governs polo handicaps, tournament rules and safety regulations, to ensure the welfare and being of both pony and player. Funded by sales from the officially licensed consumer apparel, U.S. Polo Assn., the USPA purposefully re-invests revenue by underwriting numerous development programs to expand and sustain the sport of polo. For more information please visit www.uspolo.org.

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