• The English season and beyond - some key polo dates in the upcoming months

    The English season and beyond - some key polo dates in the upcoming months

     

    By Victoria Elsbury-Legg

     

    As calendars change to read the 1st May 2015 and summer ebbs ever nearer, with it the English polo season has begun in full force reuniting friends and brought it with it chukkas and the opening tournaments. As high goal practises get underway, the lawns of England undergo their final preparations in readiness for the hooves of the four-legged stunningly beautiful equine athletes of the high goal (and their two-legged, 10 goal mounts) to fly the length of all the top English polo pitches in their quest to put as many goals as possible between the posts. 

    Below are some of the upcoming polo tournaments to be played from May to August 2015, this is not intended to be a fully inclusive list, but highlights of some of the key matches of the game which is played in almost eighty countries around the globe.  With the English high goal season starting in the latter part of May through to the end of July, games in the the Spanish Sotogrande sun follow hot on their heels in August.   

     

    All that remains is to wish all players, ponies and spectators a fantastic (and successful) 2015 English season. 

     

    May 

    The La Martina Queen Mother’s Centenary Tournament, Guards Polo Club (12-15 goal)

    St Regis International Test Match, Cowdray Park Polo Club (high goal HPA)

    Dollar Cup, Cowdray Park Polo Club (8-12 goal HPA)

    The Gerald Balding Cup, Cirencester Park Polo Club (4-8 goal HPA)

    The Cirencester 0-40 goal Final, Cirencester Park Polo Club

    The Arthur Lucas Cup, Beaufort Polo Club (12 -15 goal)

    LDF International Polo, Chester Racecourse 

     

    May/June

    Cartier Queen's Cup, Guards Polo Club (high goal HPA)

    Duke of Sutherland Cup, Cowdray Park Polo Club (15-18 goal HPA)

    Bentley Royal Windsor Cup, Guards Polo Club (12-15 goal HPA) 

    Cicero Cup, Cowdray Park Polo Club (12-15 goal)

     

    June

    The Bledisloe Warwickshire Cup, Cirencester Park Polo Club (high goal HPA)

    International Test Match, Beaufort Polo Club (HPA) & Gloucestershire Festival of Polo 

    Archie David, Guards Polo Club (4-8 goal HPA)

    The Apsley Cup, Cirencester Park Polo Club (15 – 18 goal HPA)

    Byran Bethell, Cowdray Park Polo Club (12-15 goal)

    Chesterton’s Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park 

    Prince of Wales Trophy, Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (high goal)

    British Polo Day presented by Land Rover, Black Bears Polo Club

     

    June/July

    Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup, Cowdray Park Polo Club (high goal HPA)

    Indian Empire Shield, Guards Polo Club (15-18 goal)

     

    July

    International Test Match, Guards Polo Club (high goal HPA)

    Cirencester International Ladies Tournament (WCT), Cirencester Park Polo Club (12-18 goal)

    The Queen Mother Trophy, Cirencester Park Polo Club (8-12 goal HPA)

    The Gloucestershire Cup Final, Cirencester Park Polo Club (24-26 goal HPA)

    The Coworth Park Challenge, Coworth Park/Guards Polo Club (12-15 goal)

    Cowdray Park Polo Club, Harrison Cup (12-15 goal HPA)

    Cowdray Park Polo Club, Holden White Cup (4-8 goal HPA)

    Russia – British Polo Day presented by Land Rover, Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club, Dmitrovsky region

    Spain - Women’s Tournament, Santa Maria Polo Club, Sotogrande

    USA - USPA Nespresso America Cup, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, California 

     

    July/August

    Spain - 44th Land Rover International Tournament (Bronze, Silver, Gold Cups) Santa Maria Polo Club, Sotogrande (low, medium & high goal)

    Cowdray Park Polo Club, Challenge Cup (15-18 goal HPA)

    England International Polo Weekend, Chester Racecourse 

    USA - USPA Lucchese Heritage Cup, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, California 

    Germany - German Polo Masters, Sylt Polo Club

     

    August

    France – Deauville Polo Cup (Bronze, Platinum and Gold Cups) Deauville Polo Club

    Duke of Cornwall, Guards Polo Club (12-16 goal) 

    The Colts Cup, Cowdray Park Polo Club (HPA)

    The County Cup (12-15 goal HPA)

    Switzerland - Hublot Gold Cup, Gstaad Polo Club

    Russian Open, Moscow Polo Club

    Germany - German High Goal Championships, Berlin Polo Club 

    USA - Bombardier Pacific Coast Open, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, California (high goal)