When one analyses the result of any polo tournament around the world, one of the most important aspects, regardless of who won the match, is knowing which horse was chosen as BPP, of the final in particular and of the tournament as a whole.

 

Some of the most important ponies of 2018 were the following:

 

UNITED STATES POLO SEASON 2018

 

US OPEN

BPP: Sally. Played by Mariano Obregon.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Dolfina Gaita (Durazno and Dolfina Galesa). Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

 

CV WHITNEY CUP

Mentolada. Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

 

USPA GOLD CUP

Macarena. Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

 

HORSE RECOGNITION AWARDS

Best String (Best Playing String for the 2018 Season): Hilario Ulloa.

Horse of the Year (Best Playing Horse of the 2018 Season): Macarena. Owned by Mariano Gonzalez, played by Mariano Gonzalez and Adolfo Cambiaso.

American Bred Horse of the US Open: Tanita, played by Adolfo Cambiaso, owned by J5 Equestrian.

Wembley Award (Awarded to the horse showing excellence and longevity in high goal polo): Sultan, played by Rodrigo Andrade.

American Polo Horse Association Award (presented by the APHA): Lufthansa, played by Adolfo Cambiaso, owned by J5 Equestrian.

 

EAST COAST OPEN

Penélope. Played by Joaquín Panelo.

 

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DUBAI

 

JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP:

BPP: Cruceiro. Played by Andrés Laplacette.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Don Ercole Golosa (Gorda and Durazno). Played by Rashid Bin Drai.

 

SILVER CUP

Cruceiro. Played by Rauli Laplacette.

 

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ENGLAND

 

QUEEN’S CUP

BPP: Cube (Norman Pentiquad and Cubita). Played by Facundo Pieres.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Galáctica (Ellerstina Pícaro and Ellerstina Galaxia). Played by Facundo Pieres.

Best Playing Pony UK: Cube (Norman Pentiquad and Cubita). Played by Facundo Pieres.

 

GOLD CUP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN

BPP: Lovelocks Sex. Played by Charlie Hanbury.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Abrojito Fariseo (Alazanas Puntilloso and Abrojito Suerte). Played by Juan Martín Nero.

Best Playing Pony UK: Gigolo (Night Opera and Cuddles). Played by James Beim.

 

PRINCE OF WALES TROPHY

Winner. Played by Santiago Toccalino.

 

WARWICKSHIRE CUP

BPP: Jamaica. Played by Juan Martin Zubia.

Best Playing Pony UK: Avispa (Mari Cla Trueno and Espinaca). Played by Cubi Toccalino.

 

TRIPPETTS CHALLENGE

Alcina. Played by Juan Martín Nero.

 

ARGENTINE AMBASSADOR’S CUP

Escriba Copera (Open Trueno and Euro Copada). Played by Sapo Caset.

 

DUKE OF WELLINGTON

Yaco Polaco (Polo Tiro Fijo and Olivia). Played by Hugo Taylor.

 

The organisation “Best Playing Pony UK 2018” made its debut in the 2018 English Polo Season, where the best horse was recognised after each high-goal match. Also the best horse of the month was given a prize.

 

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SPAIN

 

SOTOGRANDE GOLD CUP

BPP: Azúcar. Played by Facundo Pieres.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Sinfonía (Sportivo and Music). Played by Santiago Laborde.

 

SILVER CUP

Anay Sur Upa (Chapa Suceso and Layca). Played by Juan Martín Nero.

 

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FRANCE

 

OPEN DE PARÍS

Magui. Played by Robert Strom.

 

COUPE D’OR DEAUVILLE

Gete Venuziana. Played by Francisco Bensadon.

 

OPEN DE FRANCE

Gete Venuziana. Played by Francisco Bensadon.

 

POLO CLUB DE SAINT TROPEZ

INTERNATIONAL POLO CUP:

15-Goal: Darker Than Blue. Played by Martincito Aguerre.

10-Goal: Matisse. Played by Pablo Jauretche.

 

POLO MASTER:

15-Goal: Enana. Played by Pato Cieza.

10-Goal: Pejerrey. Played by Diego Braun.

 

COTE D’AZUR CUP:

18-Goal: Element. Played by Gonzalito Pieres.

10-Goal: Yaco Timba (Polo Tiro Fijo and Wanda). Played by Manuel Elizalde.

 

OPEN DU SOLEIL:

18-Goal: Machitos Versuit (Machitos Versace and Durazno). Played by Polito Pieres.

10-Goal: Dolfina Caracol (Fax Turkish and Irolda). Played by Nacho Garrahan.

 

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ARGENTINA

 

125 ARGENTINE POLO OPEN

Lady Susan Townley Cup: Cuartetera Clone 09 (Genetics Lambada/Sportivo). Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Cuartetera Clone 09 (Genetics Lambada/Sportivo). Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

 

125 HURLINGHAM CLUB OPEN

BPP: Open Guillermina (Optimum and Open Geisha). Played by Nicolás Pieres.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Guillermina (Optimum and Open Geisha). Played by Nicolás Pieres.

 

TORTUGAS COUNTRY CLUB OPEN

BPP: Bárbara. Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Léxica (Ellerstina Pícaro and Lexus). Played by Gonzalo Pieres.

 

II WOMEN’S ARGENTINE OPEN

BPP: Fax Cherokee. Played by Mía Cambiaso.

BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: El Overo Alcachofa (Beautiful Bob and Losmachitos Alcaparra). Played by Hazel Jackson.

 

RURAL PALERMO

MALE GREAT CHAMPION: Dolfina El Cucumelo (Dolfi E01 Cura Clone and Dolfina B06 Cuartetera Clone 6). Exhibitor: La Dolfina.

FEMALE GREAT CHAMPION: Taita Fácil (Open Dream and Open So Easy). Exhibitor: Juan Cruz Magrini.

 

NUESTROS CABALLOS EXHIBITION:

MALE GREAT CHAMPION: Chapaleufu Nevado (Machitos Krupa and Chapaleufu Nevada). Exhibitor: Federico Pasquini – El Indio Muerto S.A.

RESERVED MALE GREAT CHAMPION: DS Jerry (Dolfina Popular and Shawnee). Exhibitor: Doña Sofía Genética SA.

FEMALE GREAT CHAMPION: Bomboncito Muñeca (Polo Temporal and Florcita ll). Exhibitor: Raúl l. Adorno.

RESERVED FEMALE GREAT CHAMPION: Don Ercole Marcia (Open Lionel and Mara). Exhibitor: Don Ercole SA.

 

CAIH

Open Capo (Ellerstina Pícaro and Euro Mafia). Played by Iván Maldonado.

 

ARGENTINE REPUBLIC CUP

Oriental Doctora (Fosforito and Chapa Profesora). Played by Pelón Stirling.

 

SAN JORGE OPEN

Dolfina C 07 Lapa Clone 7 (Genetics El Sol/Monarch). Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

 

CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS CUP

Ombucito Te Pude (Ombucito Impacto and Huguita). Played by Bautista Bayugar.

 

MUNICIPALIDAD DEL PILAR CUP

Irenita Fastuosa (Clarín and Irenita Fastidiosa). Played by Santiago Loza.

 

Dolfina Toro inducted to the Argentine Breeders Association Hall of Fame.