Join us for the prestigious high-goal Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup Final at Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn, Windsor, with a Champagne Laurent-Perrier Reception, delicious Three-Course Lunch by Two Michelin Star Chef Tom Kerridge—and a high-octane Ferrari display by Talacrest: fully booked and event successfully concluded

We are delighted to announce a new invitation for our Members to enjoy the prestigious Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup Final 2023 at Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn, Windsor Great Park. This is a quintessentially English sporting day—with the addition of supreme Italian style, a Ferrari ‘marchpast’!

This high-class, high-goal tournament is sponsored by John Collins’s Talacrest, the leading classic Ferrari dealer, and finals day will blend plenty of high-goal polo with an array of sleek thoroughbred horsepower styled in Italy. The sport’s top players and their amazing ponies will return to deliver end-to-end action in a bid to win the Club’s newest trophy. Talacrest will parade their Ferraris, and the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain will add their own favourite Ferraris, creating a unique display of several eras of the Italian marque on Smith’s Lawn. This will be a day of delights.

The date is Sunday, August 13, 2023, and we shall enjoy a full day of sporting action, with delightful Michelin Star quality hospitality in Guards VIP Clubhouse Enclosure. The day’s menu includes a Laurent-Perrier Champagne Reception and an elegant three-course lunch with wine.

The Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup is a thrilling sporting occasion—it is also a new 22-goal tournament, played for the first time in 2021, named in honour of HM The King, who as HRH The Prince of Wales offered his personal support for this high-goal competition. The Club’s much missed Chairman, the late Brian Stein, said at the launch, ‘We are honoured to have the support of His Royal Highness with regard to this tournament. He played much of his polo, including the high-goal at Guards Polo Club, winning The Queen’s Cup in 1986, and it is wonderful that we can honour His Royal Highness in such an appropriate fashion.’

The tournament’s August dates ensure that the world’s top players can be there, and we shall enjoy a full day of thrilling top-class sport, including grandstand seats and wining and dining, tasting the new menus created by Lush by Tom Kerridge, the Michelin Star chef behind the new culinary delights at Guards.

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, including HM The King and his son William, the present Prince of Wales. The tournament final will be a feast of sport and horsemanship—and a feast in its real sense. The chefs at Guards this season are from the celebrated Lush by Tom Kerridge, founder of the celebrated two Michelin-starred The Hand & Flowers in Marlow, and they have created culinary delights for lunch, served with wine chosen by the sommelier to complement the menu and preceded by the splendid Laurent-Perrier Champagne Reception.


Enjoy the full Guards Polo Club wining and dining, starting with a Champagne Laurent-Perrier Reception to welcome you. A sumptuous three-course lunch by Lush by Tom Kerridge will be served with a half bottle of wine per guest. You will have Grandstand seats allocated to watch the polo, all-day access to Guards Clubhouse and garden, and allocated car park badge.

Order of events
12.30 Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception
13.00 Lunch
15.20 Parade of Talacrest Ferraris
15.30 Talacrest Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup Final followed by Prize Presentation
17.30 Clubhouse Bar open for sundowners

The date is Sunday, August 13 and the price for Members is £190 per person, including VAT, instead of the non-Members’ price of £230. To make instant reservations, please click here (or call the Member Services team now on 020 7399 2960).

To extend the pleasure of the event by staying a night or two in luxury in London or at nearby country-house hotels at exclusive Club rates, please call the Member Services team on 020 7399 2960 or click here to request a London hotel or click here to request a country hotel.