More than 500 horses and riders from throughout Australia will compete for the prestigious 2017 IOR Rosebowl Carnival at Morgan Park, Warwick from 18 to 20 August.

Combining the strategy of netball, the toughness of rugby, and the ball skills of lacrosse, polocrosse is an Australian-created team sport where action, power, skill and pace dominate as players gallop on horseback.

Polocrosse has been played in Warwick since 1953.

A family-friendly sport that anyone who can ride can play, the IOR Rosebowl Carnival will not only feature fast and furious Queensland versus New South Wales games, but also club games of kids through to masters, including mixed-gender teams.

The club competitions will include Championship A, B, C, D & Junior Grades; Mixed A, B & C Grades, and Sub-Juniors.

Spectators will be entertained by games under lights, with hot meals and the bar open until late on Friday, 18 August and Saturday, 19 August. The semi-finals and finals will begin Sunday, 20 August.

The carnival presents the opportunity for a unique weekend campout with the family.

Tickets are available at the gate. The full event program can be found here.

Read more about polocrosse here.