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The Warwickshire Cup
23 July, 2013 - 11 August, 2013
near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Founded in 1894, Cirencester Park is the oldest polo club in the UK. It is set within 3,000 acres of beautiful parkland and woodland, and boasts seven grounds, the best of which - the famous Ivy Lodge - is said to be the 'best all weather ground in England'.
The Warwickshire Cup is a major event in the high-goal polo season and in 2009, with the finals moved back to 9 August, it has extended the high goal season by two weeks.
Tickets to polo at Cirencester Park are £5 a day, which permits ticket-holders over 15 to use the member's restaurant and tearooms. A car and its occupants will be admitted to the polo ground only for just £10.
Cirencester Park is the family seat of the Earls of Bathurst. Allen Bathurst became the 1st Earl Bathurst, 60 years after he was raised to the peerage in 1712. His close friendship with Alexander Pope the satirist /poet, garden and landscape designer (1688-1744) and Stephen Switzer landscaper and designer (1682-1745) influenced the development of the park, and its orderly, geometric layout.