The exotic jungle of the Mayan Riviera will pulse with the galloping of hooves, when the 7th Annual Copa del Rey International Polo Tournament takes place April 25 - 28, 2013 at El Rey Polo Country Club in Puerto Morelos, just 20 minutes south of Cancun.

Set amidst the lush jungle of the Mexican Caribbean, the regulation polo field will bring six teams face-to-face at a multi-day competition. Ranked as a 4-6 goal event, the tournament will showcase players from around the world and of course, Mexico where the sport has been played since 1880. This highly anticipated Tournament has quickly become one of the top annual social and sporting events of the Cancun-Riviera Maya region.

Copa del Rey Polo 2013 

Since 2007, when the world-famous polo legend Carlos Gracida (Queen Elizabeth's favorite) played in the inaugural Copa del Rey (El Rey Cup), the Tournament has brought the thrill of polo and an alluring equestrian lifestyle to a region already acclaimed for its beaches, water sports, resorts, and archeology.

The tournament will kick off on Thursday April 25 with a cocktail reception on Friday evening at Plaza Kulkucan in Cancun where the teams and players will be presented to invited guests and members of the local and international media. While match play will begin on Friday morning, the tournament and its participants will receive the blessing of a Mayan shaman and the Governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge, will officially open the event on Saturday afternoon. The six teams will meet, head to head throughout the weekend culminating in the championship match on Sunday. A variety of events have been planned around this year's tournament including an art exhibition, live musical entertainment and, of course, the hotly contested Ladies Hat Competition!

Corporate sponsors for this year's event include Sunset World, Fiesta Americana, Lemmus, Scappino, INRiviera, E Entertainment, Mazda, Cuatro Tacos and Volaris among others. The Copa del Rey tournament was inaugurated in 2007 and since then has grown into one of the most anticipated social and sporting events in the country.

El Rey Polo Club is located on la Ruta de los Cenotes, 6 miles from the town of Puerto Morelos, 20 minutes south of Cancun, and has the only regulation polo field (300 yd x 160 yd) in the Mexican Caribbean. Open year-round, El Rey Polo Club offers lessons for beginning to advanced players, with training packages and practice sessions available, as well as a seasoned stable of horses. The polo field is flanked by a clubhouse with restaurant and banquet facilities and an infinity edge pool. For more information about El Rey Polo Club and the tournament call 998 802 1609 or email alexa@poloincancun.com.

Copa del Rey Polo 2013