New polo season set to open at Cowdray

A Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup quater final polo match at Cowdray Park Polo Club PICTURE BY CLIVE BENNETT �2014 Clive Bennett Photography
A Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup quater final polo match at Cowdray Park Polo Club PICTURE BY CLIVE BENNETT �2014 Clive Bennett Photography

COWDRAY Park’s new polo season opens on Saturday, April 25 with 450 matches of low, medium and high-goal polo in prospect.

Match play in the eight-goal Barrett Cup and the 12-goal Tyro Cup starts on the first day of the season.

The first international match, The St Regis International Cup, now in its eighth year, will be played at Cowdray Park on Saturday, May 16 when the England team takes on The Americas.

Last year, England beat a strong South American side 11½ to eight.

There will be four weeks of high-goal action in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship, starting on June 23 with the final on Sunday, July 19.

Ranked in world polo terms alongside the Argentine and USA Opens, polo enthusiasts can expect to see the majority of the world’s leading players in action.

Highlights of the tournament include The Midhurst Town Cup taking place on Sunday, June 28, when the historic local cup will be contested as the principal match of the afternoon.