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Welcome - Friends of Polo News, January '13

Polo Planning for 2013

All 2013 tournament dates are now on the NSW Polo website Calendar. You can filter by region. There are two seasons in NSW, Autumn from end Feb-May and Spring from Aug-Nov. So plan your weekend, pack a picnic, and enjoy a fantastic day out.

The main events are:

23rd-24th March: The Morton Cup** tournament. Teams will use this as a warm-up for the Dudley Cup.
Thursday 28th March 6.30pm: Australian Polo Hall of Fame Dinner, all players, friends of polo and guests are welcome. Bookings now open.
Thursday 28th March (pm) Friday 29th March and Saturday 30th March (times tba): Polo at the Royal Easter Show
The Countess of Dudley Cup**: 26th March to Easter Sunday 31st March (finals day). See Australia's top professional and amateur players.
Sunday 7th April:The Polo International Test Match** at Windsor Polo Club, Australia vs England!
18th-19th May: The Hector King Cup** tournament.

** Join as an Annual Member

Members gain free entry to the asterisked events above and Season Guide booklet. $55 for two people.  Click here to read more and download a form to join.

FIP Snow Polo World Cup

We wish our team best of luck in the upcoming Snow Polo World Cup in China, 25th Jan - 3rd Feb. The 3 aside team representing Australia is: Glen Gilmore 7g, Kelvin Johnson 5g, William Gilmore 4g and Reserve/Manager Edward Goold 4g.

If reading about it just isn't enough & you'd like to give polo a go, please contact us or give Lachie Graham a call, 0407 868 200.

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Australian Polo Hall of Fame

Snow Polo World Cup 2012, Aus vs Brazil

The Dudley Cup, photo by Carolyn Yencken


NSW Governament Office of Communities, Sport & Recreation

Calendar Dates - February & March 2013

23-24 Windsor Polo Club Season Opening (8, 4, 0 goal)   

2-3 Windsor Polo Club (16, 8, 4 & 0 goal), Old Kurrajong Road, Richmond    
6-17 Ellerston Polo Club: J.D. Macleod Cup 16 goal & 8 goal tournament, Gundy Road, Scone   
9-10 Sydney Polo Club League (8, 4 & 0 goal), 100 Ridges Lane, Richmond   
16-17 Folly Lodge Polo Club League, Tourist Road, Glenquarry, near Bowral  
16-17 Millamolong Carnival, see
www.millamolong.com for directions  
16-17 Sydney Polo Club League (8, 4 & 0 goal) at 100 Ridges Lane, Richmond  
21-24 The Morton Cup hosted by Clubs in the Hawkesbury, Free entry for NSWPA Life, Kyeemagh & Annual Members.
26-31 The Countess of Dudley Cup & NSW Club Championships, hosted by Hawkesbury Basin Clubs. Free entry for NSWPA Life, Kyeemagh & Annual Members.  
28-30 Polo at the Royal Easter Show in the Main Arena. Show details at
28 The Australian Polo Hall of Fame Dinner, Sydney, book tickets at


Learn to Play: Willo Polo - offering Sunday Clinics from 9-11am at Richmond, NSW. $150 per player includes horse and equipment hire. Contact www.willopolo.com.au or email: info@willopolo.com.au.

Thank you to the NSW Polo Association's 2013 Sponsors

Affinity Equine Insurance, email: polo@affinityib.com.au, call 1300 130 535

Sydney Polo Gold Cup, 20 October 2013. Join us for a day of excitement and fun at Sydney Polo Gold Cup.

Venom Polo, Polo Gear Suppliers.Stockists for Casablanca Polo, La Martina and Venom Polo. Contact info@venompolo.com

www.neilegerton-photography.com - for the wonderful photo at the top of this newsletter