Queenstown Polo - The Shield Tournament

Where: Queenstown Polo, 649 Malaghans Road, Queenstown

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • VIP - Field-Side Marquee - Saturday: $131.62 ($125.00 + $6.62 fees)
  • F&B - Field-Side Marquee - Saturday: $79.88 ($75.00 + $4.88 fees)
  • VIP - Field-Side Marquee - Sunday: $157.25 ($150.00 + $7.25 fees)
  • F&B - Field-Side Marquee - Sunday: $106.00 ($100.00 + $6.00 fees)
  • Under 16 - F&B - Field-Side Marquee: $54.25 ($50.00 + $4.25 fees)
  • Under 5 - NO F&B - Field-Side Marquee: $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
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The fast-paced game of polo returns to Queenstown with the Queenstown Polo Shield tournament being held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th, January 2019.

Queenstown Polo is considered one of the most picturesque polo clubs in New Zealand and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon eating and drinking in style, watching one of the world’s oldest and most dynamic team sports.

Located on Malaghans Road and just a 10 minute drive from central Queenstown, Queenstown Polo sits at the base of Coronet Peak with views over the polo field to The Remarkables.

This event is a boutique day out and, with only 250 tickets available to the public, you need to organise your friends and family quickly to avoid disappointment. Polo is a great excuse to get dressed up and continue celebrating the New Year in style!

Each F&B Marquee ticket includes two gourmet BBQ food items from Queenstown’s professional outdoor caterers - In2Food, and a beverage of your choice from Gibbston Valley Wines or Alpine Ale Works, with petit fours being circulated by wait staff through the second half of the afternoon. Each VIP ticket also includes a bottle of Gibbston Valley Non-Vintage Methode Traditionelle upon arrival - ensuring your afternoon gets off to an amazing start!

We are excited to announce that the Cadrona Distillery will be mixing their delicious, refreshing cocktails throughout each afternoon and into the evening for spectators enjoyment, while Spanish beer Estrella returns as the international beer offering.

Please Note: The event is fully licensed so strictly no BYO or outside food. There will be a cash/EFTPOS bar and extra food available to purchase throughout both days of the event.

Tentative Schedule – Saturday
3.00pm: Gates open
3.30pm: Pre-Match Entertainment
4.00pm: Match 1
5.00pm: Stomping of divots and entertainment
5.30pm: Match 2
6.30pm: DJ and post-match party
8.00pm: Event Finishes

Tentative Schedule – Sunday
1.00pm: Gates open
1.30pm: Pre-Match Entertainment
2.00pm: Subsidiary Final Match (3rd place versus 4th place)
3.00pm: Stomping of divots and entertainment
4.00pm: Championship Final Match (1st place versus 2nd place)
5.30pm: Awards and Presentations: Best Dressed, Best Playing Pony, Most Valuable Players and Championship Team awards
6.00pm: DJ and post-match party
8.00pm: Event Finishes

Due to consent conditions, please note children of all ages require a ticket and must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Complimentary bus transport from Queenstown Polo to Central Queenstown and Arrowtown following each day's play is available. Seats are limited and the bus will go when filled. Please reserve your seat at the field-side bar on the day.

Please Note: Due to safety reasons no vehicles are to be left overnight on the property.
Gates will be locked at 9pm. We suggest you arrive by taxi (as there are no bus stops close to the venue) or consider ride-sharing with friends and nominate a mate to drive. There is no street parking around the event.

For safety reasons, no dogs are allowed on the property.

Like most outside sporting events, Polo is weather dependent. If the day is affected by rain the number of games may be reduced. The tournament will proceed wherever possible and only be called off if the weather poses a risk to ponies, players and/or the public.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep updated on the latest news at Queenstown Polo, and we look forward to seeing you on game day!

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