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XII Federation of International Polo World Polo Championship

October 26 - November 6, 2022

Hosted by International Polo Club Palm Beach

The United States Polo Association (USPA), U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the USPA, the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) and Valiente Polo Farm are pleased to host the XII Federation of International Polo (FIP) World Polo Championship in Florida in 2022. Welcoming the international contest to the United States for the second time in the competition’s history, the 2022 tournament will be held from October 26 – November 6 at Valiente Polo Farm with the semifinals and final on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field at International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida. Representing the top 10- to 14-goal teams from around the world, eight countries will contend for the highest honor in international polo competition.

In 1982, in an effort to broaden the scope of international polo and restore the sport’s Olympic status, Marcos Uranga created the Federation of International Polo, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Five years later, Uranga and American polo player Glen Holden organized the inaugural FIP World Polo Championship in Argentina. Aware of the challenges of fielding high-goal teams worldwide, FIP organizers decided to limit the competition to teams rated 10 to 14 goals.

Capturing the title in Germany in 1989, the United States will host the competition on American soil for the second time after a 24-year hiatus. Selecting the most talented players to represent the USA team on an international stage, the strengths of the United States lie in both high-quality horses and a prime location featuring world-class fields and facilities. Home to the GAUNTLET OF POLO®, IPC is the ideal venue to host the final of this renowned event, attracting South Florida’s passionate polo and equestrian community. Seeking to elevate the FIP World Polo Championship for players, sponsors and spectators, the United States is proud to accept the challenge and has prepared to deliver an unrivaled experience in 2022.

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All games will be livestreamed on the Global Polo TV to provide fans from all over the world the opportunity to watch the international competition.

Competition is limited to teams rated 10- to 14-goals. The road to this triennial begins with five zone playoffs featuring more than 25 countries that compete for an opportunity to be among one of the eight teams that advance to the World Polo Championship. The zones are: Zone A- North and Central America, Zone B- South America, Zone C- Europe, Zone D- Asia and Oceania, Zone E – Africa, Pakistan and India. The teams competing in the World Polo Championship are the winners from Zones A, B, D, E, the top two teams from Zone C, the previous winner (Argentina) and the host country (USA).

Horses are provided by the host and pooled among participants to give teams equal conditions.

This is the second time the tournament has been held in the United States - the first being in 1998 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California.


The Venue

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious 18- and 22-goal polo tournaments in the nation, IPC has hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship® for over 10 years. Located in the heart of the horse centric village of Wellington, Florida, polo enthusiasts flock to the club every winter to witness top level polo competition that garners some of the world’s best players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Sapo Caset as well as one of America’s top-rated players Jeff Hall. Sunday matches take place at 3:00pm ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field, home of the official licensed brand for the USPA.

International Polo Club Palm Beach
3667 120th Ave S
Wellington, FL 33414

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The Horses

J5 Equestrian will be the sole horse provider for the XII FIP World Polo Championship, providing 176 top quality horses to the competing teams. All horses will be kept at the J5 Equestrian facility in Wellington, Florida and will be evaluated and ranked leading up to the event. The teams will draw to select their pooled ponies and will have a day to try those horses and a further day to practice them.

J5 Equestrian is the organizational horsepower behind the success of the Valiente polo team. For over a decade, J5 Equestrian have been dedicated to curating and breeding top horses from around the globe, as well as building and operating polo organizations that win at the highest levels including La Dolfina, Scone, Dundas, Hawaii Polo Life and SD Farms.

FIP World Polo Championships



    The 2017 XI FIP World Polo Championship was held at Sydney Polo Club in Sydney, Australia, and included the following teams: Australia, Argentina, Chile, England, India, New Zealand, Spain and USA. During the final, Argentina and Chile battled for the title with Argentina securing a narrow victory 8-7. The Argentina team comprised of Lucio Fernandez Ocampo, Hector Guerrero, Valentin Novillo Astrada and Tomas Panello sought victory over Chile, which included José Ignacio Martinez, José Zegers, Andrés Vial and José Miguel Pereyra.

    • 2015 - Chile (hosted by Chile)
    • 2011 - Argentina (hosted by Argentina)
    • 2008 - Chile (hosted by Mexico)
    • 2004 - Brazil (hosted by France)
    • 2001 - Brazil (hosted by Australia)
    • 1998 - Argentina (hosted by USA)
    • 1995 - Brazil (hosted by Switzerland)
    • 1992 - Argentina (hosted by Chile)
    • 1989 - USA (hosted by Germany)
    • 1987 - Argentina (hosted by Argentina)



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