The International Day is one of the highest profile sporting events in the British summer calendar and is one that combines the worlds of fast paced test match polo with the International worlds of film, fashion, entertainment and society, alongside leaders and captains of industry.
Known the world over, with many years of top flight attendees and Royal Patronage, 'The International'has carved its place over the years, as one of the stand-out social events of the season.
This year will see the 48th International Day take its place in the newly appointed surroundings of the "Home of English Polo"
at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, Winkfield, Windsor, amongst the sumptuous English countryside.
The format of the event sees The England National Polo Team (Flannels England) play the principal match for, either the Coronation Cup, or this year, for the Westchester Cup against the USA.
The days second match features England Ladies’s National Team (Flannels England) playing for the Diamond Jubilee Trophy against 'Rest of the World' (ROW) Team.
Having enjoyed global coverage over the last thirty years, a huge international footprint has been made over the last three decades; 'The International' has been communicated the world over at the highest level and this year will be covered by a number of media and broadcasting outlets. In this most auspicious year, Windsor and the surrounding areas will be, once again, thrust into the international public eye.
The HPA invite a visiting nation each year to play against the England Teams. Historically the game is played for the Coronation Cup (Since 1911) or the Westchester Cup (Since 1876) against the USA, a “Ryder Cup” equivalent in Polo, alongside the newer Ladies Test match fixture, for the Diamond Jubilee Trophy (Since 2012). There are many opportunities for brands to get involved in the event, from naming rights and sponsorship to product placement with global media coverage
the ladies match
Following on from last year, a Ladies International, featuring England Ladies will also be on the schedule, highlighting the importance of women's polo across the globe.