When one analyses the result of any polo tournament around the world, one of the most important aspects, regardless of who won the match, is knowing which horse was chosen as BPP, of the final in particular and of the tournament as a whole.
Some of the most important ponies of 2018 were the following:
UNITED STATES POLO SEASON 2018
BPP: Sally, played by Mariano Obregon.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Dolfina Gaita (Durazno and Dolfina Galesa), played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
CV WHITNEY CUP
Mentolada, played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
USPA GOLD CUP
Macarena, played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
HORSE RECOGNITION AWARDS
Best String (Best Playing String for the 2018 Season): Hilario Ulloa.
Horse of the Year (Best Playing Horse of the 2018 Season): Macarena. Owned by Mariano Gonzalez, played by Mariano Gonzalez and Adolfo Cambiaso.
American Bred Horse of the US Open: Tanita, played by Adolfo Cambiaso, owned by J5 Equestrian.
Wembley Award (Awarded to the horse showing excellence and longevity in high goal polo): Sultan, played by Rodrigo Andrade.
American Polo Horse Association Award (presented by the APHA): Lufthansa, played by Adolfo Cambiaso, owned by J5 Equestrian.
EAST COAST OPEN
Penélope, played by Joaquín Panelo.
JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP:
BPP: Cruceiro, played by Andrés Laplacette.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Don Ercole Golosa (Gorda and Durazno), played by Rashid Bin Drai.
Cruceiro, played by Rauli Laplacette.
BPP: Cube (Norman Pentiquad and Cubita), played by Facundo Pieres.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Galáctica (Ellerstina Pícaro and Ellerstina Galaxia), played by Facundo Pieres.
Best Playing Pony UK: Cube (Norman Pentiquad and Cubita), played by Facundo Pieres.
GOLD CUP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN
BPP: Lovelocks Sex, played by Charlie Hanbury.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Abrojito Fariseo (Alazanas Puntilloso and Abrojito Suerte), played by Juan Martín Nero.
Best Playing Pony UK: Gigolo (Night Opera and Cuddles), played by James Beim.
PRINCE OF WALES TROPHY
Winner, played by Santiago Toccalino.
BPP: Jamaica, played by Juan Martin Zubia.
Best Playing Pony UK: Avispa (Mari Cla Trueno and Espinaca), played by Cubi Toccalino.
Alcina, played by Juan Martín Nero.
ARGENTINE AMBASSADOR’S CUP
Escriba Copera (Open Trueno and Euro Copada), played by Sapo Caset.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON
Yaco Polaco (Polo Tiro Fijo and Olivia), played by Hugo Taylor.
The organisation “Best Playing Pony UK” made its debut in the 2018 English Polo Season, where the best horse was prized after each high-goal match. The best horse of the month was also honoured.
SOTOGRANDE GOLD CUP
BPP: Azúcar, played by Facundo Pieres.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Sinfonía (Sportivo and Music), played by Santiago Laborde.
Anay Sur Upa (Chapa Suceso and Layca), played by Juan Martín Nero.
OPEN DE PARÍS
Magui, played by Robert Strom.
COUPE D’OR DEAUVILLE
Gete Venuziana, played by Francisco Bensadon.
OPEN DE FRANCE
Gete Venuziana, played by Francisco Bensadon.
POLO CLUB DE SAINT TROPEZ
INTERNATIONAL POLO CUP:
15-Goal: Darker Than Blue, played by Martincito Aguerre.
10-Goal: Matisse, played by Pablo Jauretche.
15-Goal: Enana, played by Pato Cieza.
10-Goal: Pejerrey, played by Diego Braun.
COTE D’AZUR CUP:
18-Goal: Element, played by Gonzalito Pieres.
10-Goal: Yaco Timba (Polo Tiro Fijo and Wanda), played by Manuel Elizalde.
OPEN DU SOLEIL:
18-Goal: Machitos Versuit (Machitos Versace and Durazno), played by Polito Pieres.
10-Goal: Dolfina Caracol (Fax Turkish and Irolda), played by Nacho Garrahan.
125 ARGENTINE POLO OPEN
Lady Susan Townley Cup: Cuartetera Clone 09 (Genetics Lambada/Sportivo), played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Cuartetera Clone 09 (Genetics Lambada/Sportivo), played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
125 HURLINGHAM CLUB OPEN
BPP: Open Guillermina (Optimum and Open Geisha), played by Nicolás Pieres.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Guillermina (Optimum and Open Geisha), played by Nicolás Pieres.
TORTUGAS COUNTRY CLUB OPEN
BPP: Bárbara, played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Léxica (Ellerstina Pícaro and Lexus), played Gonzalo Pieres.
II WOMEN’S ARGENTINE OPEN
BPP: Fax Cherokee, played by Mía Cambiaso.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: El Overo Alcachofa (Beautiful Bob and Losmachitos Alcaparra), played by Hazel Jackson.
MALE GREAT CHAMPION: Dolfina El Cucumelo (Dolfi E01 Cura Clone and Dolfina B06 Cuartetera Clone 6). Exhibitor: La Dolfina.
FEMALE GREAT CHAMPION: Taita Fácil (Open Dream and Open So Easy). Exhibitor: Juan Cruz Magrini.
‘NUESTROS CABALLOS’ EXHIBITION:
MALE GREAT CHAMPION: Chapaleufu Nevado (Machitos Krupa and Chapaleufu Nevada). Exhibitor: Federico Pasquini – El Indio Muerto S.A.
RESERVED MALE GREAT CHAMPION: DS Jerry (Dolfina Popular and Shawnee). Exhibitor: Doña Sofía Genética SA.
FEMALE GREAT CHAMPION: Bomboncito Muñeca (Polo Temporal and Florcita ll). Exhibitor: Raúl l. Adorno.
RESERVED FEMALE GREAT CHAMPION: Don Ercole Marcia (Open Lionel and Mara). Exhibitor: Don Ercole SA.
Open Capo (Ellerstina Pícaro and Euro Mafia), played by Iván Maldonado.
ARGENTINE REPUBLIC CUP
Oriental Doctora (Fosforito and Chapa Profesora), played by Pelón Stirling.
SAN JORGE OPEN
Dolfina C 07 Lapa Clone 7 (Genetics El Sol/Monarch), played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS CUP
Ombucito Te Pude (Ombucito Impacto and Huguita), played by Bautista Bayugar.
MUNICIPALIDAD DEL PILAR CUP
Irenita Fastuosa (Clarín and Irenita Fastidiosa), played by Santiago Loza.
Dolfina Toro inducted to the Argentine Breeders Association Hall of Fame.