The 45th anniversary of New Zealand’s famous polo event, The BMW NZ Polo Open, will take place on Sunday 20 February at Auckland Polo Club in Clevedon. This year sees six teams competing in the competition and while the 2022 event will be without any international players due to COVID, the calibre of the teams will be particularly competitive promising to deliver an exhilarating showcase of the best in New Zealand polo.
For the first time since the event was founded, two South Islanders will each captain a team, Pete Dormer and George Cooper-Dixon; Dormer captained the NZ Polo Open winning team in 2016. To complement the action on the field, there will be plenty of exceptional hospitality and side-line action with an exciting new twist on Fashion at the Polo. The ‘Horsepower’ race between a BMW and a polo pony will be sure to entertain just before the main polo match.
Photograph: 2022 will be the 45th anniversary The BMW NZ Polo Open. By NZ Polo Open