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'Polo' by Peng Xiancheng
‘Polo’ by Peng Xiancheng

Polo season may have drawn to an end in Argentina, but that does not mean that we can’t take a look at the polo that’s happening up north!

Guards Polo Club (England, UK) kicked of its polo season with chukkers commencing on 12 April 2012. Their first official Hurlingham Polo Association-certified tournament of the season, The Indian Empire Shield, saw Elmlor 2 beat El Ramanso, 8-7, in the final. Tournaments currently underway at Guards Polo Club include The Cartier Queen’s Cup (17-22 Goals) and Al Habtoor Royal Windsor, Mountbatten & Prince Phillip Cups (12-15 Goal).

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic took place on 2 June 2012 at Liberty State Park, Manhattan (New York, USA). Known for attracting a chic and fashionable crowd from around the globe, guests were invited to watch world-renowned polo player and event co-host, Nacho Figueras and his team, Black Watch, go head-to-head against some of the best polo players in the world. For more of the stylish event, visit

The United States Polo Association (USPA) has also announced handicap changes for 2012.  The most important change was that of Miguel Novillo Astrada, the winner of the Ylvisaker Cup and the CV Whitney Cup, and runner up of the USPA Gold Cup, has been moved from 9 to 10. For the complete list, CLICK HERE.

The outdoor season in China begun in style in Beijing, with the International Tang Polo Invitational Championship running from 17th to 20th May. Teams and players from China, with both Beijing and Shanghai represented, Thailand, Argentina, Singapore, USA and Egypt took part. CLICK HERE for more tournament news and results.

A bit closer to home, The Instituto Nacional de Promoción Turística de la República Argentina – INPROTUR – hosted the third Argentine Day of the year, in Sao Paulo, during the Copa Ouro Sao José, an event that was attended by around 2000 people, including the Argentine consuls in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Visitors not only watched the polo finals, but also ladies polo and kids polo exhibitions. CLICK HERE for more.