Following such a challenging 2020, a year that endangered the polo season in England, the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), governing body of polo in the UK, has unveiled tentative dates for the 2021 season.
The calendar includes the traditional 22-, 18-, and 15-goal tournaments, as well as a new edition of the successful Victrix Ludorum Tour, the series of female polo competitions played at different clubs around the country, and tournaments of all levels.
Among the most important events due next season, which will run from May to September, are The Prince of Wales Trophy, at Royal Berkshire Polo Club; The Queen’s Cup, at Guards Polo Club; The Gold Cup for the British Open, at Cowdray Park Polo Club; the Warwickshire Cup, at Cirencester Park Polo Club; the Indian Empire Shield, at Coworth Park & Guards Polo Club; the Oxford Cup, at Black Bears Polo Club; the Duke of Sutherland Cup, at Cowdray Park Polo Club; the Royal Windsor Cup, at Guards Polo Club; the Victrix Ludorum Ladies series, due to kickoff at Black Bears Polo Club.
2021 BRITISH SEASON – TENTATIVE DATES UNVEILED BY THE HPA
Prince of Wales Trophy (Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, 22-goal): May 1-15.
The Queen’s Cup (Guards Polo Club, 22-goal): May 18-June 13.
Duke of Sutherland Cup (Cowdray Park Polo Club, 15-goal): May 18-June 6.
Warwickshire Cup (Cirencester Park Polo Club, 22-goal: June 15-19.
Royal Windsor Cup (Guards Polo Club, 15-goal): June 1-20.
Gold Cup for the British Open (Cowdray Park Polo Club, 22-goal): June 22-July 18.
Indian Empire Shield (Coworth Park, Guards Polo Club, 18-goal): June 29-July 17.
Cowdray Challenge (Cowdray Park Polo Club, 18-goal): July 19- August 1.
VICTRIX LUDORUM TOUR LADIES (15-16 goals)
Black Bears (June 14-19).
Knepp Castle (July 1-4).
Cowdray Park (July 5-18).
Cirencester Park Polo Club (July 20-30).
Beaufort Polo Club (July 26-31).
Royal Berkshire Polo Club (August 8-15).
Guards Polo Club (August 18-29).
TO SEE THE COMPLETE 2021 ENGLISH SEASON CALENDAR CLICK HERE