Racing To Polo Challenge
The Racing to Polo Challenge was established to recognise the retraining of racehorses to polo ponies, with individual classes ranging from 3 years to older ponies.
Owned and Ridden by - Will Brasher
Ridden by - Henry Brett
Owned by - Sally Turner
Ridden by - Byron Watson
Owned by - Martin Glue
Cowdray Park Polo Club - 17th July tbc
Clubs are selected to nominate a former racehorse to take part in this challenge held at the prestigious Cowdray Park Polo Club.
Open to horses aged 5, 6 & 7 years old which MUST have previously raced in Great Britain and be Competition registered with RoR.
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.
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 will be limited.
Download your entry form here.
Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club – 10th September tbc
Classes will be held for horses aged 3, 4, 5, 6 year old 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and RoR will register and enter your horse for you.
All riders must be HPA members and aged 15 or above on 1stJanuary 2019.
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.