Australian Open Polo

Sunday 22 September 2024

Larapinta League Cup - 11 & 12 May and 18 & 19 May 2024

Nominations Open



Get up close and personal with one of the fastest growing horse sports in the world. Set on the picturesque polo fields at Larapinta Equestrian.

Polo Events

Growing from a family passion of polo, Larapinta Equestrian now hosts two world class playing fields. Home to the Larapinta Tournament & the 2022 Australian Polo Open.

About Larapinta

Stretching over 20 hectares of beautifully rehabilitated landscape, Larapinta Equestrian is a world class equine oasis. Boasting two lush polo fields, stables, wash bays and horse walker, the venue attracts the best polo players, ponies, riders and jumpers from across Australia and New Zealand.

Larapinta News & Events

From Charity Polo events, our signature Larapinta Tournament, to the prestigious Australian Open Polo, Larapinta Equestrian hosts many events throughout the polo calendar.

Upcoming Events

Whilst many people are familiar with horse racing, dressage and jumping, polo is one equestrian discipline that flies a little further under the radar. Polo is a fast sport played on horseback, using a mallet to hit a ball into a goal.

In field polo, there are typically four players on each team. Play is broken up into seven minute periods called chukkers, and riders change mounts after every chukker. During high goal matches—which normally consist of 6 chukka’s—polo ponies can run one or even two kilometres and therefore always given a respite after playing.

A polo field is an expanse of green grass nine times the size of a football field! Larapinta has two beautifully groomed fields and we host many events throughout the polo calendar. It is a day for the whole family to enjoy, with the event showcasing skill, passion and horsemanship.