The Audi International Polo, Guards Polo Club, Windsor, is one of the world's greatest spectator polo days. Sponsored by Audi for the first time in 2012 and part of its three-match England test match series, this great day of sport is organised by Guards Polo Club and the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA).
The highlight of the day is the afternoon match for the historic Coronation Cup, featuring the Audi England team. Every year the HPA invite a visiting nation, sponsored by Equus & Co, to compete for this historic trophy, which celebrated its centenary in 2009. Countries which have won on this day include Argentina, USA, Chile, Mexico and Australia. With such depth of talent on the field, the Coronation Cup is always one of the most memorable matches of the English polo season. Audi England has won the Coronation Cup for the past three years, defeating New Zealand (2010), Brazil (2011) and South Africa (2012) and will be looking for their fourth consecutive win in 2013.
As Audi had sponsored the England Polo Team since 2005, the creation of this test match series was a natural progression for Audi, providing additional platforms for England to play against some of the world's top polo teams. This investment by Audi in the International Polo Series, together with its existing sponsorship of the England polo team, makes the car company the biggest supporter of polo in the UK.
Audi created an impressive and glamorous guest list to this first International Day at Guards Polo Club. With stars from stage and screen, including Dominic Cooper, Matt Smith, Gemma Chan and Duncan Booth mingling with leading names from the sport of polo in the Clubhouse at Guards Polo Club. With HRH Prince Philip presenting the prizes, including the Coronation Cup to England's captain Luke Tomlinson, this first Audi International Polo, Guards Polo Club, was considered a great success and a superb platform on which to build and grow the event.