Series Racing To Polo Challenge

RoR hold two challenge per year the first being at the Cowdray Park Polo Club aimed at higher playing polo ponies and the second at Royal Berkshire Polo Club.

Horses must have current RoR competition membership. Riders must be 15 years or over on the 1st January 2020.

2019 Winner

Winner - Drastic Art
Ridden by - George Meyrick
Owned by - Sally Turner

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

Overview

Cowdray Park Polo Club - This has been cancelled for 2020

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 2020.

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:

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

Previous winners of the RoR Racing to Polo Challenge are not eligible to compete in 2020 Challenge.

Entries close 10th July and will be limited.

To enter please download your entry form here.


Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club

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 tvaughan@ror.org.uk 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 1st January 2020.

A total of four classes will be held for horses ;

Class 1 – 3 year old class

Class 2 – 4 year olds

Class 3 – 5 year olds

Class 4 – 6 year olds and upwards

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.