Welcoming the international contest to the United States for the second time in the competition’s history, the 2022 tournament will be held from October 29 – November 6. Preliminary games will be held at Valiente Polo Farm and the semifinals and final will take place at the National Polo Center – Wellington. Ticketed NPC events will include the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, October 29 and the XII FIP World Polo Championship Final on Sunday, November 6 on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field One.
In 1982, in an effort to broaden the scope of international polo and restore the sport’s Olympic status, Marcos Uranga created the Federation of International Polo, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Five years later, Uranga and American polo player Glen Holden organized the inaugural FIP World Polo Championship in Argentina. Aware of the challenges of fielding high-goal teams worldwide, FIP organizers decided to limit the competition to teams rated 10 to 14 goals.
Capturing the title in Germany in 1989, the United States will host the competition on American soil for the second time after a 24-year hiatus. Selecting the most talented players to represent the USA team on an international stage, the strengths of the United States lie in both high-quality horses and a prime location featuring world-class fields and facilities. Home to the GAUNTLET OF POLO®, NPC is the ideal venue to host the final of this renowned event, attracting South Florida’s passionate polo and equestrian community. Seeking to elevate the FIP World Polo Championship for players, sponsors and spectators, the United States is proud to accept the challenge and has prepared to deliver an unrivaled experience in 2022.
For more information and to buy tickets – https://www.uspolo.org/fip-world-championship