Laurent-Perrier & Polo: where to find your perfect match this summer across the uk
Bright blue skies, dapper summer suits, elegant sundresses and ponies thundering down the field.
Nothing beats the excitment and elegance found at a day watching polo. Especially when accompanied by a glass of Laurent-Perrier.
While it’s always a good day for Cuvée Rosé, we’ve picked some of our favourite polo events from clubs across the country that promise plenty of fast-paced polo, fun and of course plenty of fizz from Champagne Laurent-Perrier.
Laurent-Perrier & Polo (for exact locations see map at end of article)
What: Originally named the Household Brigade Polo Club, the name was changed to its present form in 1969. Since inception the Club has grown considerably and it is now the largest polo club in Europe in terms of membership and number of grounds. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has been President of the club since its formation on 25 January 1955 and Queen Elizabeth II is its patron.
Our highlight: While this club plays host to plenty of fast-paced, high goal matches – over 500 a year in fact, our top pick, especially in HRM The Queen’s 90th Jubilee year, has to be the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final on Saturday 11th June. Find out more here.
What: Offering a fresh outlook and state of the art stands, Westcroft Park Polo Club plays host to the 4 nations cup and is now part of the England polo team’s winter international test series. Westcroft Park is also the only polo arena in the London area with its own clubhouse to overlook it – in summer the Asado fires roar and the champagne flows into the warm balmy summer evenings to the soundtrack of thundering hooves.
Our highlight: Make sure you catch their two-day Festival of Horsepower, 18 – 19 June which will combine wheeled and hooved horsepower with live music, vintage fairground, shopping and exhibitions and food areas – an ideal way to spend Father’s Day weekend. Find out more here.
What: The oldest polo club in the UK, founded in 1896, Cirecester Park Polo Club can be found on the grounds of Ivy Lodge within the estate of Cirencester Park and has been a home for polo for 120 years. Visitors are extrermly welcome at Cirencester Park Polo Club especially on Sundays which are the traditional polo days and the best chance to catch all the action of the tournament finals. Picnics, gazebos, dogs and children are all very welcome to this laid-back club which offers an active fixture list and some of the best polo in the country.
Our highlight: Don’t miss The Bledisloe Warwickshire Cup Final on Sunday 19 June – a fantastic 17~22, (high) goal match day which promises some of the best and brightest of the Polo World. Alternatively, The Jerudong Charity Cup on 25 June is an equally entertaining event whose, sometimes royal, competitors attract the most glamorous of the Cotswold set – as much fun for watching the people as it is for watching the matches. Find out more here.
What: On the Stoneythorpe Estate, encompassing 600 acres of breathtaking Warwickshire countryside, Dallas Burston Polo Club, with its luxurious colonial Clubhouse and 6 polo pitches is an ideal retreat.
Our highlight: Dallas Burston’s main event is undoubtedly their charity Ladies’ Day on Sunday 26 June. Three fantastic matches including the Laurent-Perrier Cup and a military face-off for the Gentlemen’s Trophy together with fantastic food, fashion and a charity auction. Later in the season, the Dallas Burston Polo Day, Sunday 11 September also promises plenty of high goal hijinks. Find out more here.
What: At the heart of the much-loved Chester Racecourse, Chester Racecourse Polo Club holds several high profile events throughout the year to compliment the fantastic racing schedule. The relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and stunning grounds, framed by the city of Chester in the distance and more immediately, by the old Roman walls for which the city is known, make for an ideal way to spend a weekend.
Our highlight: While the LDF International in May is always an impressive event with Champagne Laurent-Perrier’s team the most recent winners, the MBNA Roodee Challenge Cup, an international cup between England and some of the best international teams in the world, 2 – 3 September, is one of the best events available for those wanting to make the most of an Indian Summer. Find out more here.
What: The Beaufort Polo Club is the foremost centre for the development of polo in the Cotswolds. Home to the famous Tomlinson polo dynasty you can always be assured of watching polo of the highest quality at every level from 2 to 20 goal. The Club also plays host to the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, pairing top-class polo with fantastic entertainment and a tented shopping village.
Our highlight: We are delighted to be able to support the Hope for Tomorrow Polo Fundraiser on Sunday 26 June. A fantastic day of Polo, featuring the final of the Prince of Wales Cup in aid of a fantastic cause. Find out more here.