Chestertons Polo in the Park is set to return after a two-year break to London’s iconic home of polo this summer at Hurlingham Park, Fulham. The world’s largest three-day polo festival will be kicking off London’s summer social calendar from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June. The three-day international polo event will feature teams from across the globe, an array of new food and drink pop-ups, VIP hospitality and fun for all the family on Sunday. Chestertons Polo in the Park is the biggest three-day polo event in the world.
Hurlingham Park has been renowned as the spiritual home of Polo since 1875, when the Hurlingham Polo Committee drew up the first formal rules of the game. In the 150 years since the first game of Polo was played in the UK, it has grown to become a much-loved sport that draws crowds from around the world. Polo is now played in 77 countries worldwide, from the US, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, to Europe, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, China, Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 Polo in the Park brought polo back to the park for the first time in 70 years.
This year, Chestertons Polo in the Park is excited to announce a sporting first, as it hosts its first International Women’s Match on Saturday’s Ladies Day, featuring England Polo and Team USA. This will be a historic sporting moment as no women’s International has ever been played in central London before.
Over the course of the three day Polo festival, there will be six city teams competing from across the globe, from Sydney and Buenos Aires to New York, Zurich, Dubai and London.
The inaugural Fulham Food Festival will be a big attraction at the event and will feature some of London’s most popular restaurants and street food including the Argentine Steak Restaurant, Gaucho, burgers from Truffle London, seafood bites from Calamari Canteen, Hot Dogs from La Cocinita and Curry on Naan Stop serving up Mumbai street food.
Friday 10th June – Cudos International Day presented by CITY AM
Friday is set to be an action-packed day to kick start the summer and tournament that will include the Men’s England Polo team taking to the turf of Hurlingham Park for a gripping International match. Over the course of three days, teams representing six different cities from around the world will compete, these include Argentex Team Sydney, Boadicea The Victorious Team Buenos Aires, Brown Rudnick Team New York, EFG Private Banking Team Zurich, ICM Capital Team Dubai and Private Client by Bupa Team London.
Friday is the perfect setting to entertain friends, family and clients or for a long overdue office summer party, whilst also offering world-class hospitality in the VIP Village.
Saturday 11th June – HPA Ladies Day, presented by Sheerluxe
Saturday will see a sporting first with Chestertons Polo in the Park hosting the first ever Women’s International Match at Hurlingham Park, to kick off HPA Ladies Day which will be presented by Sheerluxe. England will take on USA Polo.
Ladies Day launches the summer party season in the heart of London. Guests come to enjoy the live music, DJs, Fulham Food Festival, luxury shopping village and fabulous gardens and bars to watch the polo from, including a Slingsby Gin Garden, Fever Tree and Mahiki bars. Champagne Lanson will also once again to host an iconic Champagne garden, bringing to life a rosé experience like no other, for guests to enjoy.
Sunday 12th June – Family Day
Sunday will bring a family funday filled with action from the moment people arrive. The morning will kick off with a huge Children’s Party that takes place on the polo field. Hosted by Sharkey and George, there will be endless kids games, alongside the opportunity to learn to play polo, improve rugby and football skills or to just bounce the day away in the Little Hooves Kids Club. The afternoon sees the culmination of three days of polo, as the six City Teams compete for the Final Chestertons Polo in the Park Trophy.
To book tickets and find out more information, please visit the Polo in the Park London website.