The Cartier Queen’s Cup and the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup will again be among the highlights of the British polo season in 2013.

The Guards Polo Club has been host to the Cartier Queen’s Cup since 1960. This high goal tournament played on Smith’s Lawn in Windsor Great Park is one of the absolute highlights of the British polo season. The Queen’s Cup regularly attracts the world’s best players so that the teams’ line-up reads like a polo Who’s Who. This year, the high-calibre teams will be battling it out on Smith’s Lawn from 21 May to 16 June. The Cup is traditionally handed to the winning team by the Queen in person.

The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship is another regular meeting of the international polo elite. Sixteen to twenty first-class teams will be competing for victory in the Cowdray Park Polo Club for five weeks between 25 June and 21 July. Another highlight taking place in the polo club near Midhurst is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Trippetts Challenge from 11 to 19 May. One of the highest-handicap tournaments is the Gloucestershire Cup. This +26-goal tournament will be taking place in the Cirencester Park Polo Club, some 150 kilometres north-west of London, from 18 to 23 June. Around a month later, from 23 July to 11 August, the Warwickshire Cup will also be held there. Another highlight of the British 2013 high goal season is the Prince of Wales Trophy, to be held in the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club near London from 8 to 15 June.