October 20, 2014

About PCC

Dennis Geiler, Governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit.

Dennis Geiler, Governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit.

The Pacific Coast Circuit is the largest of the 13 circuits that make up the United States Polo Association (USPA).  Encompassing the state of California, the Pacific Coast Circuit is home to 34 clubs and over 508 registered polo players.

The Pacific Coast Circuit (PCC) is the host of the Pacific Coast Open, one of the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States.  It is also the home of the PCC Governor’s Cup, the largest amateur polo tournament in the U.S. with as many as 40 teams competing in this challenging event.

Dennis Geiler Appointed As Pacific Coast Circuit Governor

The recently appointed governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit of the USPA is Denny Geiler, president of the Orange County Polo Club and a member of the Eldorado Polo Club.  A former 2 goal arena and 1 goal outdoor player, he has played in Europe, South America and throughout the United States.  He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Pacific Circuit in 2005.  Serving as Chairman of the following committees:  the USPA Club and Membership Development Committee, the Polo Development Committee, and the Southern California Arena Handicap Committee, Denny is also a member of the USPA Tournament Committee, the Arena Committee, the Eldorado Committee and the Pacific Circuit Handicap Committee.  As president of the Orange County Polo Club for over 25 years he shepherded the club through four different locations, the last being a 4 year approval process for their current location at Coto de Caza, California.  His love of polo has fueled his desire to improve the sport and pass it on to future generations.

Pat Nesbitt

Pat Nesbitt

USPA Board of Governors Elected Patrick M. Nesbitt As USPA Secretary

Patrick M. Nesbitt, formerly Governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit, has been elected Secretary of the United States Polo Association.  He is the Patron of the Windsor Capital Group polo team and member of the Santa Barbara, San Diego, and El Dorado polo clubs.  A former 2 goal handicapped player, he has served on several USPA Committees and was responsible for the acceptance of the USPA as a member of the US Olympic Committee.  He has also been very active with the Federation of International Polo (FIP) and is currently Secretary General of the Pan American Polo Confederation, which is pursuing the inclusion of polo in the Pan American Games.  He was the Executive Director of the World Polo Championships held in Santa Barbara, California, in 1998.

Patrick also held the following USPA offices:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Polo Club, 1995 – 1998 & 2006 – Present
  • Member, International Olympic Committee, Federation of International Polo 1999 – Present
  • Executive Director, USA/World Polo Championships, Inc., Organizer of the 5th World Polo Championship, Santa Barbara, California, 1996 – 1998
  • Member, Executive Committee, 2001 – 2002 & 2007 – Present
  • Chairman, International Committee, 2000 – 2009
  • Chairman, US Olympic Committee, 2000 – Present
  • Founder/President, Board of Directors, American International Polo Foundation, 2000 – Present
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, California Equestrian Polo Association, 2001 – Present
  • Delegate, US Olympic Committee, 2007 – Present
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2005 – 2007
  • Member, Board of Directors, Polo Properties, Inc., 2002 – Present
  • Member, Nomination Committee, 2000 – Present