Jul 312014
 

 

Dallas Burston Polo Club

Dallas Burston Polo Club

Date to Watch:

DBPC Polo in the Park 2014
Sunday 7th September
Warwickshire’s Very Own Rock & Royal Polo Party
Save the date for this fantastic day of polo and family fun
www.dbpoloclub.com

Dallas Burston Polo Club, also known as DBPC, is thrilled to announce details for its forthcoming annual DBPC Polo in the Park 2014.  Being held on Sunday 7th September from 11am-5pm, this fantastic day of polo and family fun, is again being held in aid of Help for Heroes and set to be as exciting and high profile as last year’s.

Visitors will be treated to:

·         The Dallas Burston Gold Cup Final (6 Goal)
·         The Amaranther Trophy Final (0 Goal)
·         The Arthingworth Cup (4 Goal)
·         Jousting display by the Knights of Middle England
·         Funfair
·         Segway Polo
·         BBQs and Hog Roast at the Clubhouse – or simply bring a picnic
·         Food & Shopping Village

This year’s DBPC Polo in the Park is set to be attended by more glamorous attendees as the event grows in popularity year on year and the day’s schedule is filled with even more thrilling high octane polo and an eclectic mix of outdoor activities and displays that are sure to provide excitement for all age groups.

DBPC nestles in some of England’s most beautiful countryside in Warwickshire, and will provide the setting for an unforgettable day spent among friends, sipping champagne, and watching the polo ponies in full gloss under azure blue skies, we look forward to welcoming all to experience what promises to be a beautiful day!

Entrance for visitors is complementary; however a £10 parking charge per car will apply.

www.dbpoloclub.com

Jun 022012
 
Duke of Essex Polo Trophy

Duke of Essex Polo Trophy

14th July Gaynes Park Epping

For the 7th year, the Duke of Essex Polo event has taken place in the relaxed surroundings of  the Gaynes Park estate in Epping.

During ths family day out the Duke of Essex Team take on International opponents, to battle it out for the Duke of Essex Trophy.

This year, The Duke of Essex Polo will return to Gaynes Park on the 14th of July in 2012 and will be played in front of thousands of VIP’s and visitors to the day.

It’s the perfect day to entertain friends and family, build business or sell your products. There are packages to suit everyone.

http://www.dukeofessexpolocup.com/

Duke of Essex Event

Enjoying the Duke of Essex Event

Enjoying the Day

Enjoying the Day

Polo Teams

Polo Teams getting ready

Couple at the Event

Couple at the Event

 10:02 pm  Polo
May 292012
 
St Tropez Marina

St Tropez Marina

International Polo St Tropez 2011

International Polo St Tropez 2011

Two elite British polo teams will go head to head against two local teams at the Polo Club Saint-Tropez.

The fixture in the first British Polo Day will take place in France on Saturday, 9th June 2012. 

British Polo Day carries on the tradition of the British playing polo against friends in a host of different countries.

British Polo Day Saint-Tropez marries this heritage with the French flair for style.

Polo is flourishing among Britain’s oldest institutions, where old rivalries often produce the most fiercely fought matches, be it Eton v Harrow or Oxford v Cambridge. These institutions have produced some of Britain’s finest polo players over the years and British Polo Day provides a platform for these players to continue to play globally.

http://www.polo-st-tropez.com/

 9:21 am  Polo
Jan 022012
 
British Beach Polo

British Beach Polo

Polo in Poole Dorset – 6th and 7th July 2012

‘The matches are fast and furious, and the extra-large orange ball, designed not to get lost in the sand, flies around at speeds of up to 100mph..’ The Guardian

This is Polo played in an enclosed arena has been referred to as ‘Ice Hockey on Horse Back’.

Spectators are close to the action – they can fully appreciate the horsemanship, speed and gladiatorial nature of Polo.

The polo ponies love the sand – they can accelerate and stop fast and can turn extremely sharply.

The thrill and excitement of horses galloping on the sand with the English Channel as a backdrop, whilst sipping champagne amongst glamorous company, is a vision to remember – an intoxicating mix.

Polo players engage with the sponsors and spectators both on and off the pitch.

Sandbanks

Sandbanks is probably the most exclusive beach community in the UK.

The infamous Peninsular extends out across Poole Harbour on the scenic Dorset coast. It boasts upmarket luxurious homes and pristine ‘Blue Flag’ beaches.

Poole is easily accessible with a fast rail connection (100 minutes direct from London Waterloo), good road access (30 minutes from Southampton) and 2 International airports within 45 minutes.

The Event

Building on the success of the last 3 years the British Beach Polo Championships 2011 promises to be another phenomenal event bringing with it widespread sporting, business and social acclaim.

  • Teams of the most talented International and National polo players will compete for the Championship title.
  • International Polo finale.
  • The Oakley Professional Beach Volleyball provides a good sporting balance to the Polo.
  • The 4 x 4/Polo Pony Charity Race is a popular feature and raises money and awareness for a National and Local Charity.
  • Other sporting and social activities are to be enjoyed with sumptuous refreshments throughout the day whilst guests take in this exciting and glamorous spectacle, both on and off the pitch.
  • The renowned Beach After-Party allows Players, Celebrities and Supporters to dance, relax and socialise until the small hours of the morning.

http://www.sandpolo.com/

 8:27 am  Polo
Jan 022012
 

 

Gaucho Polo International O2

Gaucho Polo International O2 Arena February 2011

Gaucho International Polo comes to London and the O2 arena – Again…

On March 21st 2012 Polo will take another historic step into the sporting mainstream with this unique indoor event at The O2.

February 2011 saw the inaugural ‘Gaucho International Polo’ tournament at The O2. The event attracted over 7000 spectators and was the highest attended indoor ‘International’ in the history of the sport.

Wednesday March 21st, 2012 will see the return of the event in a more intense format that will express the passion and culture of Polo, Gaucho and Argentina.

Building on last year’s successful event and the sport’s growing popularity, The O2 offers spectators the chance to get right into the thick of the action with their intimate arena setting. This interesting twist on indoor arena polo provides a dynamic form of the sport which is played on a reduced pitch, providing a quicker, slicker game to add to the already highly-charged gladiatorial contest. Traditional arena polo rules, which feature only three players, enhance the spectator experience and will magnify the intense atmosphere.

http://www.gauchopolo.com/

 8:08 am  Polo
Jul 302011
 
Guards Polo Club

Guards Polo Club is home to Cartier International Polo

Cartier International Day, is held in association with the Hurlingham Polo Association at the Guards Polo Club each year. It is one of the great events of the Polo calendar.

The main highlight of the day is the afternoon match for the Coronation Cup, which features the very best English players.
Cartier usually entertains about 600 guests from the world of stage, screen, literature and fashion over a gourmet lunch.
All visitors can have the opportunity to visit the unique and extensive Retail Village which offers everything from a cooling glass of champagne to a luxury dog bed; from a beautiful polo paintings to the very latest Audi’s.

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 9:30 pm  Polo
Dec 302010
 
St Moritz Polo 2011

St Moritz Polo 2011 - Click to Enlarge

CANCELLATION 2012
For the first time in the tournament’s almost 30-year history, the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow had to be cancelled this year (2012) due to the weather conditions.

St.Moritz Snow Polo

St.Moritz Snow Polo

The ice covering Lake St. Moritz was too thin to ensure safe conducting of the polo tournament. Looking to the future, the club will do everything to ensure optimal conditions for the next St. Moritz Polo World Cup in 2013.

The world-famous polo tournament on the frozen Lake St. Moritz is now being staged as a Nations Cup.

Patrons therefore represent their countries of origin.

Excellent co-operation with the local authority in St. Moritz, the White Turf organisers and the See-Infra Association has taken preparations for the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow 2011 to an advanced stage.

http://www.polostmoritz.com/en/

 8:16 pm  Polo
Mar 302010
 
Hurlingham Polo Association

Hurlingham Polo Association

The Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA)is the governing body for polo in the UK, Ireland and many other countries throughout the world. As such, it is responsible for the regulations and rules under which the game is played. This includes the handicapping of any one playing in the U.K. or Ireland, and the fixtures list. The object of the HPA is to further the interests of polo generally and support by all possible means the common interests of its affiliated clubs and associations.

In 2004, the HPA became an incorporated company limited by guarantee. The directors of the company are the Stewards who form an executive committee which meets usually four times a year. The members of the company are the elected Council representatives of the affiliated clubs and associations. The Council meets twice a year, in December and in May for the AGM and approval of the accounts.

 

http://www.hpa-polo.co.uk/fixtures/index.asp

 10:09 pm  Polo
Mar 092010
 
Eduardo Huergo Interim President

Eduardo Huergo Interim President FIP

In the early 1980’s, motivated by a desire to broaden the scope of international polo, as well as to restore the sport’s Olympic status, Marcos Uranga, then President of the Argentine Polo Association, proposed that an international organization be formed among the polo playing countries of the world.

The initial meetings took place in Buenos Aires, and by April of 1982, the Federation of International Polo, quickly known as “FIP,” was created.

Marcos Uranga becasme the FIP’s first President.

It was known from the beginning that in order to gain the recognition of the IOC, Polo had to have international rules. There also had to be a common experience of the game in many countries and FIP had to be able to put on world-class tournaments.

The first World Polo Championship was played in Buenos Aires in 1987. Five teams played – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Spain. There were no surprises; Argentina defeated Mexico in the final and became the first of polo’s modern World Champions at 10 to 14-goal handicap.

In March 2010 Eduardo Huergo was appointed interim President of FIP following the death of James Ashton.

http://www.fippolo.com/

 11:22 am  Polo
Jul 302009
 
Cartier Guards Polo Club

Cartier International Day at Guards Polo Club

Cartier International Day, one of the greatest spectator polo days, was marked by the celebration of Cartier’s 25 years of sponsorship of this internationally renowned polo event, held at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor near London, England.

The main highlight of the day was the afternoon match for the Coronation Cup, which was won by Argentina, the home of polo, defeating England 12-5. An array of celebrities and socialites attended Cartier’s silver jubilee including the actress Neve Campbell, the American Actor Jason Segel, British TV program’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Piers Morgan.

Cartier first sponsored the International Day in 1984, when a Rest of the World team took the honours. Since then, Cartier International Day has grown to become the world’s largest spectator polo day and leading players from across the globe have worn their national shirts with pride over the past 25 years. In recognition of the talent that has helped make International Day the event we know today, Cartier, in association with the HPA, created the Cartier 25th Anniversary Polo Award 2009, which was presented to former England captain Julian Hipwood.

 10:23 am  Polo