New Zealand’s most prestigious and competitive polo tournament, NZ Polo Open, is proud to aicial brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA).
The final of the 47th NZ Polo Open will be held at Auckland Polo Club, Clevedon, on Sunday 18th February. Six polo teams will compete for the renowned trophy with the crowds cheering. The NZ Polo Open is the social and sporting event of the summer, showcasing the best in action, fashion, and hospitality.
“We are thrilled to have U.S. Polo Assn. as our new partner,” says Lucy Ainsley, Executive Director of NZ Polo Open. “To be recognised internationally by global polo partners is an exciting step for NZ Polo Open. The growth and opportunity this can bring to the event and the sport of polo in New Zealand is tremendous.”
“U.S. Polo Assn. is proud to be sponsoring the NZ Polo Open, the social and sporting event of the summer, which features the best polo players and professionals from New Zealand and around the world competing for one of the country’s oldest and most sought-after polo trophies,” said J. Michael Prince, President & CEO, USPA Global, the company that manages and oversees the multi-billion-dollar, global U.S. Polo Assn. lifestyle brand. “As our brand enters the New Zealand market, we are excited for this opportunity to sponsor such an exciting lifestyle event for the very first time, and to connect with New Zealand sports fans and consumers.”
With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through over 1,200 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport of polo accessible to millions of households globally for the very first time.


Release date: 07 February 2024. Photo: U.S Polo Assn.
Olivia Radford - PR - New Zealand Polo Open +64 221 917 465

Lucy Ainsley - Executive Director - New Zealand Polo Open +64 210 695 960

Stacey Kovalsky - VP, Global PR & Communications - USPA Global

U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing, and digital presence. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Modern Retail and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world.