In much of 2000s, USTPA saw mostly solo efforts being made by some individuals like the Maharaja of Dunlod, HE Raghuvendra Pratap Singh to promote tent pegging in USA.Tent pegging pioneers from the EFI also provided much encouragement to export tent pegging to the US. Also HE Prince Malik Ata Khan, the icon of modern day tent pegging supported formation of USTPA in the early days. All of their thrust was to establish a US Tent Pegging team so that USA could be represented itself on the international front.
Among many of its efforts, USTPA concentrates to liaison with international trainers.
In the quest to foster friendly sports ties on the international front, in the year 2009, in the capacity of EAUP Vice President Development North America, Ahmed H Zubair approached the USEF and sought its support in putting together a US team that could compete in the upcoming 2010 Tent Pegging Championship in India. This proved to be an uphill task as tent pegging is not a discipline that USEF is formed to promote. Though all the moral support came in from USEF but it was not what would make our day.
USTPA participated in tent pegging clinics on the sidelines of the 2010 World Tent Pegging Championship in 2010 in India and USTPA founder officiated as one of the judges.
Its founder, Ahmed, while playing polo in Tinicum Park Polo Club in NJ, introduced the sport of Tent Pegging in the US, and was encouraged by the polo coach and founder of Tinicum Park Polo Club Mr Hesham and his other polo friends Mark and Ann and Cheryl and Talha and Jeff among many others.
As most of the steeds were specifically dedicated for polo and the polo season was limited, the much needed training could not be afforded for the polo mounts.
Unbeknownst then, two lady polo players, Rebecca and Simone from this very club went on to play in international championships in India and South Africa for team USA in 2015. Endeavors then proved to be sweet home runs later!
USPTA went to again attend overseas clinics in 2012.
USTPA made history in 2013! USTPA participated in the 2013 World Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship and put USA on the world Tent Pegging map for the first time in history.
During the conclusion this world championship, WTPF (now ITPF) was founded with USTPA being one of its founding member countries.
USTPA was officially invited by Equestrian Federation of India EFI and participated in the 2015 Asian & International Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship with its first ever home trained team of US Citizens including FIRST woman player, Dr Rebecca.
USTPA competed with FULL capacity team of US players in the International Tent Pegging Federation Championship in South Africa and went on to win the FIRST Silver Medal for USA. Again participated with a combined team of men and women.
Reorganizing and recalibrating to best meet the American horse riders' demands and face the domestic challenges of aligning resources and coordination.
Concentrating on training hard and organizing at the grass roots level domestically.