The best polo events

Even though its cold outside and the rain seems incessant, the sport of kings never stops! From the depths of Gloucestershire to the sunnier climes of Palm Beach, 2018 will be a busy year for polo. So get our your diaries and prepare for an amazing 2018 as we check out the best dates near you and further afield in our comprehensive list below:

Top 2018 Polo Dates Worldwide
Kitzbühel– Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup: 11 – 14 January
Thailand – Thai Polo Open: 10 – 20 January
St. Moritz – Snow Polo World Cup: 26 – 28 January
IPC – Ylvisaker Cup (16-20): 24 January – 18 February
RCBPC – The Arena Gold Cup: 13 – 24 February
Auckland – Land Rover New Zealand Open: 13 – 18 February
Dubai – Julius Bäer Dubai Gold Cup: 16 February – 9 March
IPC, USA – The USPA US Open Final: 4 – 22 April
Guards – The Cartier Queen’s Cup: 22 May – 17 June
Cowdray Park – The King Power Gold Cup Final for The British Open: 26 June – 22 July
RCBPC – The Coronation Cup: 28 July
Sotogrande – 47th International Polo Tournament: 25 July – 27 August
UK Key Arena Dates
Tidworth – The Nine Trophy (-2-2 & 4-8): 13 – 14 January
Westcroft Park – Club Weekend (Open): 13 – 14 January
Ash Farm – Challenge Matches (Open): 13 – 14 January
Vale of York – January Winter League (Open): 14 January
Druids Lodge – Club Match for the Bodensee Trophy: 14 January
Ash Farm – Challenge Matches (Open): 20 – 21 January
Westcroft Park – Clubhouse Cup (6): 20 – 21 January
SWF – New Year Tournament (2-6): 20 – 21 January
DBPC – The Bascote Bowl (2): 20 – 21 January
Vale of York – Burns Night Match (Open): 21 January
RCBPC – HPA National Club Championships (4-6 & 13-15): 5 – 21 January
Druids Lodge – Victor Ludorum (5-8): 23 – 28 January
Rugby – Comical Cup Challenge (Open): 27 January
FHM – Essinghigh Trophy (-3-0): 27 January
Ash Farm – Paul Sweeney Memorial (0-3 & 4-8): 27 – 28 January
RCBPC – Arena Gold Cup (13-15): 13 – 24 February
AEPC – International Arena Test Match, Bryan Morrison Trophy (Open): 3 March
Women’s Polo
Tidworth – University Ladies (Open): 20 January
Tidworth – WIP Battle of the Sexes (Open): 21 January
Vaux Park – Men/Ladies Tournament (Open): 27 – 28 January
RCBPC – Ladies Tournament (0-4): 27 – 28 January
Mingela – Ladies Polo Championships: 6 – 7 February
Val de Vie – Ladies Tournament: 15 – 18 February
Victorian Polo Club – Alfa Romeo Ladies Day at the Polo: 24 February
Key Youth Polo Dates
Epsom – Under 21 vs The Rest (Open): 20 – 21 January
Rugby – SUPA University Nationals (Open): 8 – 11 February
Longdole – SUPA Junior Arena Nationals (Open): 25 February
Rugby – SUPA Senior Arena Nationals (Open): 4 March
Westcroft Park – SUPA National School Girls Championship (Open): 10 – 11 March
Victor Ludorum Programme 2018 
18 Goal
Cowdray Park – Duke of Sutherland: 21 May – 10 June
Cirencester – Apsley Cup: 13 June – 1 July
Guards – Indian Empire Shield: 3 – 21 July
Cowdray Park – Challenge Cup: 23 July – 5 August
15 Goal
Guards – Royal Windsor Cup: 5 – 24 June
RCBPC – Eduardo Moore Trophy: 26 June – 14 July
Cowdray Park – Harrison Cup: 16 July – 4 August
Cirencester Park – County Cup: 7 – 18 August
Beaufort – Arthur Lucas: 21 August – 2 September
12 Goal
Cowdray Park – Dollar Cup: 14 May – 3 June
RCBPC – John Prestwich: 4 – 16 June
Beaufort – Prince of Wales: 18 – 30 June
Cirencester – Queen Mother Trophy: 2 – 15 July
Guards – Duke of Wellington: 4 – 19 August
Cirencester – Cheltenham Cup: 28 August – 9 September
Cowdray Park – Autumn League: 10 – 23 September
8 Goal
Cirencester – Gerald Balding: 14 – 28 May
Guards – Archie David: 8 June – 1 July
RCBPC – Hipwood Trophy: 4 – 21 July
Cowdray Park – Holden White: 23 July – 5 August
Beaufort – Wichenford Bowl: 13 – 27 August
6 Goal
Dallas Burston – Stoneythorpe Cup: 14 – 27 May
Beaufort – Rojas Lanusse Trophy: 5 – 16 June
Kirtlington – Budgett Everett Trophy: 2 – 12 August
HPC, The London Polo Club – Roehampton Cup: 14 – 26 August
Cirencester – Kingscote Cup: 28 August – 8 September
4 Goal
Burningfold – 4 Goal: 5 – 10 June
Rutland – Assam Cup: 25 June – 1 July
Cheshire – 4 Goal: 9 – 15 July
Cambridge County – 4 Goal: 23 – 29 July
Tidworth – Rundle Cup: 7 – 12 August
New Forest – 4 Goal: 14 – 19 August
Victrix Ludorum 18 Goal
Knepp Castle 18 Goal: 11 – 15 July
Cowdray Park 18 Goal: 13 – 21 July
Cirencester 18 Goal: 24 – 29 July
Beaufort 18 Goal: 27 July – 4 August
RCBPC 18 Goal: 4 – 12 August
Guards 18 Goal: 21 August – 1 September
Photograph: Arena polo is top of the list this January. By Cymon Skinner Photography
N.B – All dates are correct at time of going to press. Polo Times takes no responsibility for fixtures moved, cancelled or altered. Always check with the Club(s) for the most up-to-date fixture lists.