Polo Around the World: Exploring International Polo Circuits
The ancient game of polo is played all over the world, and the best players travel far and wide to compete in international circuits. The magic of the sport captures numerous countries, and its cultural influence is as powerful as it ever was.
Argentina is the most renowned region for polo, and it’s considered the global capital of the sport. The country holds the largest number of players with 10-goal status – the highest ranking possible in the game. There are three major tournaments in Argentina: Tortugas Polo Open, Palermo Polo Open and Hurlingham Polo Open. Collectively, the tournaments are known as the Triple Corona – or "Triple Crown" – and the season typically runs from October to December.
In England, the British Open can be found in Windsor, and the Cartier Queen's Cup takes place in London in June. Historically, the country is credited for adopting the sport and spreading it around the world. Polo’s influence in England is still influential, and some of its most prominent figures, including King Charles, attend these famous matches.
The United States is also a huge spot for international polo. Some of the strongest
competitors from all over the world come to Wellington, Florida in the winter and spring for the U.S. Open. This tournament, first played in 1904, is one of the most respected in the world.
Polo is a sport of many, and no county has ownership. The game was first played over two thousand years ago, and it has since spread to every corner of the globe.