Series Racing To Polo Challenge

The Racing to Polo Challenge was established to recognise the retraining of racehorses to polo ponies.

2018 Winner

Winner - Drawn To Be A Lady
Owned and Ridden by - Will Brasher

2017 Winner

Winner - Drastic Art
Ridden by - Henry Brett
Owned by - Sally Turner

2016 Winner

Winner - Ivan B
Ridden by - Byron Watson
Owned by - Martin Glue


Cowdray Park Polo Club - 17th July

There will be one class open to horses aged 5 year olds and upwards which MUST have previously raced in Great Britain and be Competition registered with RoR. Riders must be 15 years old on the 1st of January in the current year.

All riders MUST have an official minimum handicap of HPA +2 or Ladies handicap +3.

A prize fund of £4,000 is on offer with the Balding Trophy and a Lycetts Rug to the winner and prize money to 6th place.

The Judging:

Players will be judged on Performance, however in the event of a tie, turnout and conformation will be taken into account.

Each player will be allocated one and a half minutes for their performance. They will be judged on the range and execution of the general polo moves they choose to perform and must carry a full size polo mallet. Riders must demonstrate the pony’s acceptance and adaptability to stick and ball using the goal or goals provided.

Entries close 10th July and will be limited.

To enter please download your entry form here.

Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club - 9th September

A total of four classes will be held for horses ;

Class 1 – 3 year old class ( can enter the ring beforehand to familiarise horses to their surroundings )

Class 2 – 4 year olds

Class 3 – 5 year olds

Class 4 – 6 year olds and upwards

All horses MUST have previously been registered in training or raced in Great Britain and be registered with RoR. If you have not yet registered with RoR, please send your horses passport details to and RoR will register and enter your horse for you.

Riders below HPA +2 or ladies +3 must have prior approval by the tournament Committee before the event. All riders must be HPA members and aged 15 or above on 1stJanuary 2019.

The Judging:

The competition will be judged primarily on performance with type and conformation taken into account.

Each rider will be allocated 1 and a half minutes for their performance. Competitors will be judged on the range and execution of the general Polo moves they choose to perform, carrying a polo mallet is optional.

To enter, complete the form HERE and return it to the RoR office.

Entrants must provide their horse’s racing passport on the day.