Due to severe flooding caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, the upcoming NZ Polo Open 2023 has been cancelled.
Adding to the exciting and fun atmosphere of the New Zealand Polo Open, will be champagne on the lawn, stomping of the divots, thundering of hooves and stylishly dressed spectators.
The New Zealand Polo Open to be held on February 19 at the Auckland Polo Club, Clevedon is the nation’s most competitive polo tournament. A highlight on the global polo calendar, it attracts international professional polo players as well as the best of New Zealand talent—all competing to win the coveted New Zealand Polo Open trophy.
The sporting and social event of summer will have six polo teams competing for the 2023 NZ Open trophy.
Professional polo players will arrive from around the world including UK, Argentina and Australia to compete in the tournament.
With plenty of horsepower on and off the field, the February event is expected to be an exhilarating spectacle of competitive polo, style and hospitality.
Set in the picturesque Clevedon, renowned as New Zealand’s Polo playground, the 46th NZ Polo Open final promises to be a performance of high-goal polo like no other.
Established in 1977, the NZ Polo Open, hosted by the Auckland Polo Club, attracts a crowd of up to 5000 spectators.
The tournament begins on Tuesday, February 14. Teams compete throughout the week to gain a place at the finals held on Sunday February 19 at Fisher Field Auckland Polo Club, Clevedon. It will also showcase the best polo ponies in the country, with some of them having made a name globally for being the best in the world.
The highlight of the event will be the highly anticipated ‘Fashion at the Polo’ with prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Gentleman, and A People’s Choice Award. Guests can compete in the fiercely competitive ‘Polo Dashes’ x2 100 metre running races on the polo field. Wrapping up the final of the NZ Polo Open, will be George FM hosting the after party kicking off at 5.15pm on the Heineken Lawn.
NZ Polo open: official launch
Generous servings of sunshine and Veuve Clicquot set the mood at Double Tree, The Hilton in Karaka for the official launch of the upcoming 46th New Zealand Polo Open. Showcasing the best of action, fashion and hospitality, this sporting and social event is a summer highlight. Once again, the Auckland polo grounds, nestled in gorgeous Clevedon countryside, will host the event on Sunday, February 19.