England, the next stage of the international polo calendar

The American polo season has just came to an end, following the championship match of the most significant tournament in the United States, the US Open Polo Championship, that saw Pilot as champions for the second time, the first being in 2019. Following a few days of rest, polo players will are set to split to different venues within the much anticipated season in Europe; and England is among the destinations, having the season kicked off in late April.

Several teams have been appointed to play the 22-goal competitions. Those are due to start with the Prince of Wales Trophy, at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, alongside the Trippetts Challenge, at Cowdray Park Polo Club; coming up next is the Queen’s Cup, at Guards Polo Club, while Cirencester Park Polo Club will host the traditional Warwickshire Cup; the culminating moment of the season is the Gold Cup for the British Open, at Cowdray Park Polo Club, and last but not least, the 22-goal circuit will close with the POW’s Championship, at Guards. At the same time, Guards Polo Club will host a new edition of the 26-goal Coronation Cup, an event that goes far and beyond the maximum handicap level in the country, and will see the clash of England and Uruguay.

In addtion of the always attractive 22-goal tournaments, England will provide the best polo on many levels of play, through tournaments hosted by many clubs. The Duke of Sutherland Cup (Cowdray Park Polo Club), British Ladies Open Championship (Cowdray Park Polo Club), The Queen Mother’s Centenary Trophy (Guards Polo Club), Royal Windsor Cup (Guards Polo Club), Archie David Cup (Guards Polo Club), Eduardo Moore Tournament (Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club) and the Indian Empire Shield (Coworth Park Polo Club), are among the most important competitions to be played on British soil thoroghout the upcoming months.

As was confirmed by PoloLine on an article dated March 24  a total of 10 teams will play the Prince of Wales Trophy, while more teams are expected to join within the 22-goal tournaments.

These are some of the highlights of the 2022 season in England: 


PRINCE OF WALES TROPHY: May 4-14, Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

TRIPPETTS CHALLENGE: May 6-15, Cowdray Park Polo Club.

THE QUEEN’S CUP: May 17-June 12, Guards Polo Club.

WARWICKSHIRE CUP: June 14-18, Cirencester Park Polo Club.

GOLD CUP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN: June 21-July 17, Cowdray Park Polo Club.

POW’s CHAMPIONSHIP: August 1-14, Guards Polo Club.


Duke of Sutherland Cup: May 16-June 5, Cowdray Park Polo Club.

Apsley Cup: June 8-25, Cirencester Park polo Club.

Indian Empire Shield: June 18-July 18, Guards Polo Club.

Challenge Cup: July 19-31, Cowdray Park Polo Club.


The Queen Mother Centenary’s Trophy: April 29-May 15, Guards Polo Club.

Cicero Cup: May 9-22, Cowdray Polo Club.

Arthur Lucas Cup: May 17-28, Beaufort Polo Club.

Royal Windsor Cup: May 31-June 19, Guards Polo Club.

Eduardo Moore Tournament: eJune 21-July 10, Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

Harrison Cup: July 11-30, Cowdray Polo Club.

The County Cup: August 2-11, Cirencester Park Polo Club.


Valerie Halford Cup: April 20-May 7, Guards Polo Club.

Tyro Cup: April 23-May 8, Cowdray Park Polo Club.

The John Prestwich Challenge Trophy: May 30-June 11, Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

The Queen Mother Trophy: June 30-July 7, Cirencester Park polo Club.

The Duke of Wellington Trophy: July 31-August 15, Guards Polo Club.


Gerald Balding Cup: May 9-22, Cirencester Park Polo Club.

Easebourne Cup: May 17-June 4, Cowdray Park Polo Club.

Archie David Cup: June 1-26, Guards Polo Club.


The Ladies 22-Goal: June 3-9, Cirencester Park Polo Club.

Ladies 22, 18 & 12 Goal: June-26

International Ladies Tournament (8-12 & 15-18): July 1-4, Knepp Castle.

British Ladies High Goal Championship (20-22): July 4-16, Cowdray Park Polo Club.

British Ladies Open Championship (10-16): July 4-16, Cowdray Park Polo Club.

Beaufort Ladies 8-12 Goal: July 12-17, Beaufort Polo Club.

The Cirencester Ladies 16-Goal: July 19-28, Cirencester Park Polo Club.

Polo Festival Ladies VL: August 8-14, Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

Guards Ladies Polo Charity Tournament (12 & 18): August 16-27, Guards Polo Club.


Gloucestershire Festival of Polo: June 11 &, Beaufort Polo Club.

Coronation Cup: July 23, Guards Polo Club.

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