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US Polo Assn. Announces partnership with South Africa

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida and SANDTON, South Africa, October 7, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – US Polo Assn., The official mark of the United States Polo Association (USPA), together with its partner in South Africa, Stable Brands has announced that it will support the South African Polo Association (SAPA) throughout the current 2021-2022 polo season and that it will be the official clothing sponsor of its 2021 Nedbank International Polo Tournament. .

The 2021 Nedbank International Polo Tournament event, which was postponed last year, is hosted by the Inanda Polo Club and will take place on the shores of Sandton, South Africa on April 2, 2022. It is hosted by the SAPA to mark a sporting event in the country while continuing to develop polo in South Africa. The tournament has been played in South Africa for over 50 years and is the region’s premier international tournament, bringing together the best players from South Africa to compete against each other each year.

“South Africa is one of the emerging markets for US Polo Assn., And we are excited to showcase both the brand and the sport at the premier Nedbank International Polo Tournament,” said J. Michael Prince, Chairman and CEO of USPA Global Licensing, which manages the multi-billion dollar global group Polo Assn. Mark. “And by supporting the 2021-22 South African Polo Association season in such an important region, we continue to reach fans with the brand’s authentic connection to the sport of polo.”

As part of the event sponsorship, US Polo Assn. will provide team jerseys, staff gear, field signage and global promotion of the event on various digital platforms.

“We would like to thank the US Polo Assn. For partnering with the SA Polo Association as the official apparel sponsor of the Nedbank International Polo Tournament,” said Bridget Macduff of the South African Polo Association. “We have the common goal of developing awareness and interest in the sport of polo among young players and polo fans in South Africa, and it is a wonderful step in that direction for both organizations.”

About US Polo Assn.

US Polo Assn. is the official mark of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the non-profit governing body of the sport of polo in the United States and one of the oldest governing bodies in sport, founded in 1890. With a global network multi-billion dollar footprint and global distribution through some 1,100 US Polo Assn. retail stores, department stores, sporting goods chains, independent retailers and e-commerce, US Polo Assn. offers clothing for men, women and children, as well as accessories, footwear, travel and home items in 190 countries around the world. Recently ranked the fifth largest sports licensor in License Global magazine’s 2020 list of the “150 World’s Best Licensors,” US Polo Assn. is named alongside iconic sports brands such as the National Football League, National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball. Visit

About the South African Polo Association

The South African Polo Association (SAPA) is the official administrative control body for polo in South Africa. All clubs are affiliated through their provincial bodies with SAPA which in turn is affiliated with the Hurlingham Polo Association (UK based) and the Federacion Internationale de Polo (based in Argentina). SAPA has a constitution that was first formulated in 1905, making it one of the oldest sports organizations in the country.

About Stable Brands (Pty) Ltd. :

Stable Brands (Pty) Ltd, a proudly South African company, has decades of experience working with various international clothing brands. The company recently increased its portfolio by obtaining the distribution rights from the US Polo Assn. brand in South Africa. Stable Brands employs an array of world-class talent to ensure our collections are well positioned in the South African market to be the lifestyle brand of choice.


For more information contact:
Shannon Stilson – Senior Vice President, Marketing
Phone +001.561.227.6994 – E-mail: [email protected]

Stacey Kovalsky – Senior Director, Global Communications
Phone +001.561.790.8036 – E-mail: [email protected]

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