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Tue 21st May 2024

2024 Paris Games Polo Challenge

The United States Polo Association (USPA) has announced the four Americans selected for the 2024 Paris Games Polo Challenge, as Quinn Evans (1), Hope Arellano (3), Nicolas ‘Nico’ Escobar (5), and Cody Ellis (5). The 14 goal Test Match between the USA and France will be hosted by the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly on Wednesday 7 August. The Federation Française de Polo has announced the selection of Elena Venot (2), Dorian Bulteau (3), Julien Reynes (4) and Clément Delfosse (5) for the national team.

The match is scheduled to take place the day after the equestrian events conclude in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics on Tuesday 6 August at Versailles. The commemorative event is designed as a centennial celebration of the opening match of the 4th Olympic Polo Tournament at the 1924 Paris Games between the United States and France. The competition also offers a chance at redemption for France, which lost 15-1 a century ago. In 1924, the United States went on to win a silver medal, losing against Argentina 6-5 in the Final.


Photograph: Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly will host the USA vs France Test Match. By Justine Jacquemot

Mon 20th May 2024

La Dolfina Great Oaks Win Prince of Wales

16-13 victory against Gaston

On Saturday 18 May, Dillon Bacon’s La Dolfina Great Oaks really did prove that it is third time lucky as they lifted the 2024 Justerini & Brooks Prince of Wales Trophy at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. Dillon Bacon commented on his first Prince of Wales Trophy title, “It was a great game, I think we had a couple of tough games so far where we were able to come out on top, and today again we were neck-and-neck and chasing and then had an amazing sixth chukka where the team really came together where we were all fighting for each other. Obviously Poroto is a machine in those key moments, he really shows his magic. I’ve had the misfortune of playing against Poroto a few times, we lost against him in The Gold Cup and then I went to the states in February and played The C.V. Whitney which was an amazing experience and that was my first time playing alongside Poroto, to build the feeling ahead of the English season and I love being part of the La Dolfina camp – it has been an amazing experience so far.” 

There’s no let up for La Dolfina Great Oaks as they head straight into The Cartier Queen’s Cup with a tough first match on Tuesday 21 May against Dubai. 

A full report will follow in the June issue of Polo Times, click here to purchase a subscription. 

The Justerini & Brooks Prince of Wales Trophy Final Teams:

La Dolfina Great Oaks (22): Dillon Bacon (2), Kian Hall (3), Diego Cavanagh (8) & Poroto Cambiaso (9)

Gaston (22): Jean Paul Luksic (0), Cruz Heguy (7), Juan Martín Nero (9) & Ollie Cudmore (6)


Photograph: La Dolfina Great Oaks, winners of The Justerini & Brooks Prince of Wales Final. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

Mon 20th May 2024

Trippetts Challenge Final Today

UAE vs Ferne Park

The Trippetts Challenge Cup tournament was established in 2007 by George and Clare Milford Haven in memory of Clare’s eldest son, James Wentworth-Stanley. This tournament serves as a warm-up for The Cartier Queen's Cup and is exclusively open to high-goal home teams.

Jonathan Rothermere’s Ferne Park began the tournament with a narrow win against White Crane and they followed this up with a convincing 10-5 win against Talandracas to reach the Final. They will be joined in the Final by 2023 Cowdray Gold Cup champions, UAE Polo who also beat Talandracas in the qualifying rounds as well as beating the 2023 Trippetts Challenge Cup winners, La Magdeleine. 

Due to bad weather the Final was postponed to today, Monday 20 May.

The Trippett’s Challenge Final Teams: 

Ferne Park (22): Jonathan Rothermere (0), Cristian Laprida (7), Joaquin Pittaluga (7) & Pelón Stirling (8) 

UAE: H.H. Sheikha Maitha (0), Lukin Monteverde (7), Teodoro Lacau (7) & Tommy Beresford (8) 


Photograph: White Crane in their qualifying match against Talandracas. By Mark Beaumont Photographer

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