A new event and competition designed to showcase the Thoroughbred’s agility and temperament for polo will be at Guards Polo Club on Tuesday 19 September on The Queen’s Ground.
The Lycetts International Thoroughbred Polo Championship is made up of four separate classes, accommodating four different age groups, three-year-olds, four-year-olds, five-year-olds and a class for six to eight-year-olds. The winner of each class will win a £1,000 prize, and the overall champion will win a further cash prize of £1,000.
In each class the Thoroughbreds will be judged on conformation, turnout, and polo schooling ability. The objective of the judges is to identify the Thoroughbred with the most potential of becoming a successful polo pony.
In addition, there will be an opportunity for the competing ponies to be sold and bought in a public auction, with potential buyers having had the chance to watch the classes and see the thoroughbred’s close-up and in action. The first class for three-year-olds commencing at 12pm and the overall champion is expected to be judged at announced at approximately 5pm.