Polo at Cowdray Estate Midhurst England, GU29 0AQ

Cowdray Park is Internationally recognised as the home of British Polo and is the host of the Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship.

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Cowdray Park in Midhurst has been hosting competitive polo since 1910 and is Internationally recognised as home of British Polo. Each summer the Cowdray Park Lawns host the Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship.

When can I watch Polo?

Polo matches are played at Cowdray Park from April to September and spectators are welcome at all fixtures. Tickets can be booked via the Cowdray Park Polo website. Bring a chair or rug and a picnic and watch the action.

The Semi Finals and Final of the Gold Cup for the British Open Championships are hosted at Cowdray Park each summer – as one of the world’s premier polo tournaments, as well as a highlight in the social calendar, this is an event not to be missed. Book your tickets via the website.

an image showing horses and riders playing polo at Cowdray Park in Midhurst

Cowdray Gold Cup Polo Final – Chris Orange

Playing Polo at Cowdray Park

Cowdray Park’s Polo Academy offers opportunities for you to experience this exciting sport, with tuition from the polo professionals themselves. Group or private lessons are available and

you can start from 8 years old, with all abilities welcome – riders or non riders.


Give the gift of a new experience

Cowdray Park Polo Academy offers half (three hour) and full (five hour) discovery sessions. Introductory sessions to the sport include a variety of aspects of polo, including stick work, learning to ride ‘polo style’ and stick and balling – guaranteed to enthuse non-riders and riders alike.

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