Join us for the Cartier Queen’s Cup 2024 at Guards Polo Club, Windsor, prestigious jewel in the crown of International Polo and highlight of the English Season, with a Laurent-Perrier Champagne Reception and a delicious Three-Course Lunch with Wines by renowned Chef Richard Corrigan in Guards Clubhouse

We are delighted to announce an invitation for our Members to the prestigious Cartier Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn, Windsor Great Park. This is the jewel in the crown of English polo, and a quintessentially English sporting event, attracting the world’s top players and encapsulating the best of the English Season. The 22-goal tournament runs for six weeks, climaxing with the Semi-Finals and the Finals, when the late Queen Elizabeth II traditionally presented her trophy to the winning team.

Guards Polo Club is inviting our Members to attend this, the first official High Goal Tournament of the season, for the fast-paced Semi-Finals (this year on Wednesday, June 12) and the supremely prestigious Finals (Sunday, June 16).

The Cartier Queen’s Cup is polo at its best. It is always a thrilling sporting occasion—the Semi-Finals offer a fabulous day of the greatest sporting challenges; the Final offers a sensational climax, as well as one of the social highlights of the year. Players and aficionados travel across the world to be there, and we shall enjoy a full day of sport, including Grandstand seats and wining and dining, tasting the new menus created by Richard Corrigan, renowned chef behind the new culinary delights at Guards—and a chef who as a farmer’s son and an Irishman, is well known for his generous hospitality.

Of all the world’s polo clubs, none is quite so prestigious and highly regarded as Guards, nor, it seems, quite so spacious and beautifully tended—this is, after all, ‘home club’ to the Royal Family. The late Queen Elizabeth II gifted her cup to Guards in 1960 for this highlight tournament, named in the Queen’s honour and contested annually by the world’s best high-goal players and ponies. All of this means that this year’s Semis and Finals will again be a feast of sport and horsemanship—and a feast in its real sense.

The Guards’ Chefs this season are from Richard Corrigan’s Corrigan Collection of famous London restaurants (including Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Corrigan’s Mayfair of Upper Grosvenor Street), promising a delicious lunch on both days, preceded by a Laurent-Perrier Champagne Reception.

You are invited to be there on the two best days of the tournament, with Grandstand seats for both days.

The Semi-Finals are a day of breathtaking, action-packed sport, watched by all who know and love polo, including the top international players and patrons. This is a day on which the cognoscenti choose to be there: less crowded than the Final, the atmosphere is elegant and relaxed, filled with exhilarating sporting pace and achievement as the best teams do battle for a place in the Final. Winning has never been so important! The result is edge-of-the-seat sport.

The Queen’s Cup Final is the ultimate in polo and hospitality. Clubhouse VIP guests can watch the top polo players from around the world and their superb ponies competing to win this prestigious trophy. There is no finer day in the sporting calendar and the English Season.


As a CountryClubuk Member you enjoy preferential Guards’ rates on whichever day you choose to attend. Both days will be popular, and numbers of guests are limited—so please don’t delay! Read on for full details and to make your reservations:

Cartier Queen’s Cup Semi-Finals, Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Enjoy the day at Guards Polo Club, starting with Champagne Laurent-Perrier Reception followed by lunch, served with the sommelier’s wine selection (half bottle per guest). You will have Guards’ Members Grandstand seats for the second game, returning to relax and enjoy further refreshments as required—Champagne and Pimm’s are of course part of the polo scene, and Members may buy their choice of liquid refreshments if they wish. Guards’ sumptuous Afternoon Tea is included, and you are welcome to stay on for sundowners on the terrace.

The advantageous rate for Members is £235 plus £4.70 booking fee, including VAT, instead of the non-Member rate of £315.

Click here now to book your tickets for Guards Polo Club Cartier Queen’s Cup Semi-Finals 2024.

Cartier Queen’s Cup Finals, Sunday, June 16, 2024

Enjoy the full Guards Polo Club wining and dining in the Clubhouse Enclosure on Finals Day, starting with a Champagne Laurent-Perrier Reception to welcome you. A delectable three-course lunch by Richard Corrigan will be served with a half bottle of wine per guest. Later you will be treated to Afternoon Tea. You will have Grandstand seats allocated to watch the polo, and all-day access to Guards Clubhouse and garden. You are invited to stay on for the evening party on Guards Clubhouse Lawn.

The advantageous rate for Members is £335 per person plus £6.70 booking fee, including VAT, instead of the non-Members’ price of £495. Places are extremely limited and higher categories of Membership will be allocated first, so please call the Member Services team on 020 7399 2960 to stake your claim!

All arrangements have been made to make these exciting sporting and social days smooth and enjoyable. Arrival is at the Blacknest Gate main entrance to Guards Polo Club. You will have Guards Polo Club day badges and designated car park places. The dress code is smart casual.

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¶ To extend the pleasure of the event by staying a night or two in luxury at exclusive Club rates, please call the Member Services team on 020 7399 2960.