This weekend’s fixtures

The sun is out and the season is well and truly under way, which means there’s an enormous amount of polo to keep you entertained this weekend.

Guards Polo Club will play host to the Final of the famous Cartier Queen’s Cup on Sunday 18 June, historically played in front of HM The Queen, welcoming the world’s best players onto Smith’s Lawn for what is billed to be the battle of the season thus far. On Saturday 17 June, RCBPC and Beaufort will both be holding the Finals of their first Victor Ludorum tournaments of the season, the John Prestwich Trophy 12 goal at RCBPC and the Eduardo Rojas Lanusse at Beaufort.
If you can’t get to Berkshire for the big match on Sunday, Cowdray Park Polo Club will be hosting the Final of the 15 goal Bryan Bethell Cup and Cirencester Park will be welcoming players for the Junior Cavalry Cup 8 Goal. And of course, not forgetting, not only is it Father’s Day on Sunday, but more importantly it is HM The Queen’s Official birthday on Saturday. Happy birthday Your Majesty!
Elsewhere across the country there is more than enough reason to jump in the car and head to polo with these great tournaments:
West Wycombe – Chairman’s Cup (-2-2) (-6- -2): 10 – 18 June
Cowdray – Bryan Bethell Cup (12-15): 10 – 18 June
Cirencester – Junior Cavalry Cup (4-8): 6 – 18 June
RCBPC – Henryk de Kawiatkowski 6 Goal Open Tournament (4-6): 15 – 18 June
Kirtlington – The Gladiator (4): 15 – 18 June
Epsom – Victory Day Cup (-6- -4): 17 – 18 June
Cheshire – Orion Engineering Trophy (-4- -1): 17 – 18 June
Binfield Heath – Anniversary Tournament (0-2): 17 – 18 June
Ranelagh – Committee Cup (0-2): 17 – 18 June
Cheshire – Demetriadi Cup (0-2): 17 – 18 June
Eastwood – Midsummer Charity Cup (-2-2): 17 – 18 June
Rutland – Mobil Cup (0-2): 17 – 18 June
HPC – Petersham Bowl (-2-2): 17 – 18 June
Knepp Castle – The Antler Cup 2 Goal Tournament (0-2): 17 – 18 June
Suffolk – Flaming June (-4-2): 17 – 18 June
Fifield – Trojan Horse Challenge (0-2) (2-4): 17 – 18 June
Druids Lodge – The India Trophy (3-4): 17 – 18 June
Offchurch Bury – The Offa Rex Trophy (0-4) (-4-0): 17 – 18 June
Taunton – Royal Aden Cup (0-4): 17 – 18 June
New Forest – The Mountbatten Cup (-4-0): 17 – 18 June
New Forest – The Barfoot Bowl (-4-0): 17 – 18 June
White Waltham – Madeva Polo Tournament (2-4): 17 – 18 June
Military Polo
Tidworth – Grenadier Cup (0-2) (-4-0): 17 – 18 June
Sandhurst – Sandhurst Heritage Day (Open): 18 June
Youth Polo
Rugby – SUPA University Nationals (Invitation): 16 – 18 June
Kirtlington – Senior National Championships (Open): 17 June
Kirtlington – SUPA National Schools Intermediate Tournament (Open): 18 June
Kirtlington – SUPA National Senior Schools Combined Tournament (Open) – 18 June
Kirtlington – SUPA National Schools Under 16 (Open): 18 June
Kirtlington – SUPA National Senior Schools Championship (Open): 18 – 19 June
Don’t forget online ticketing for the prestigious 2017 Royal Salute Coronation Cup is now live. For the first time ever visitors are now able to purchase tickets to the event online and also choose their seats. From grandstand seats to the perfect picnic spot, they are all available to be snapped up. Tickets can be printed off or shown on a mobile device for admission at all entry points.
The Royal Salute Coronation Cup will be held on Saturday 29 July at Guards Polo Club and will see Flannels England take on GT Bank Commonwealth.
Royal Salute is once again sponsoring the event following a monumental face-off between England and South America in 2016, this year is set to be no less dramatic as the England team strive to hold the trophy high again.
Click here to purchase tickets. Prices start from £25 for general admission.
General Admission – available online
General Admission Ticket – £25
South Grandstand Ticket – £50
Club Grandstand Ticket – £60
Hospitality & Picnic Parking – please contact the Ticket Office (01784 437 797)
North Field Side Picnic Pitch (2 cars & 8 PAX) – £350
South Field Side Picnic Pitch (2 cars, 12 PAX & Gazebo) – £650
VIP Hospitality per person (inc. three course lunch & afternoon tea) – £390
Photograph: Nic Roldan on the ball. By Tony Ramirez/©www.imagesofpolo.com