World Polo Championship arrives

Eight nations including Australia will compete for the World Polo Championship. Picture: Conor Hickey
Eight nations including Australia will compete for the World Polo Championship. Picture: Conor Hickey

THE World Polo Championship will start on Saturday, in what is being billed as the biggest event the Hawkesbury has ever seen.

The event will be hosted at the Sydney Polo Club ground, pictured, from October 21 until October 29. Picture: Conor Hickey

The event will be hosted at the Sydney Polo Club ground, pictured, from October 21 until October 29. Picture: Conor Hickey

The event will run from Saturday, October 21 until Sunday, October 29 at the Sydney polo Club grounds in the Richmond Lowlands.

The captain of the Australian polo team, Jack Archibald. Picture: Conor Hickey

The captain of the Australian polo team, Jack Archibald. Picture: Conor Hickey

Eight nations including Australia will play off to be named world champions over eight days.

Along with polo, there will be jousting, show jumping, rodeo, sheep dog herding, dressage, vaulting, pony club and an art show.

There is likely to be some traffic disruption in and around Richmond during the event, although most events do not start until at least 9.30am. Monday, October 23 is the only day without events.

The first match begins at 10.30 on Saturday, October 21, with the final to be played between 3 and 5pm on Sunday, October 29.

Tickets

General admission is the cheapest way to attend the event, with tickets starting at $50 for a single day’s entry for an adult. Concession tickets are $35, while children under 15 are free.

Tickets to the ‘Hawkesbury HQ’ start at $90. The Hawkesbury HQ will be a marquee, with entrance restricted to Hawkesbury residents.

Going to the polo

For those from the Hawkesbury attending, there is on-site parking at the Sydney Polo Club grounds.

The best way is to take Windsor Street or Francis Street, past Pughs Lagoon and turn right onto Old Kurrajong Road. Please avoid turning off Bells Line of Road (Kurrajong Road).

There will be shuttle buses every 15 minutes from the Richmond Train Station to and from the event. The shuttle costs $5.

There is parking at the Richmond Train Station.

For more information about the event visit http://wpcsydney.com.