This summer CUPC returned to Tianjin, China for the second time to defend their title in the Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo Tournament – The Cambridge Challenge. Nine CUPC members and coach Dean Lines flew out to compete alongside Oxford, Harvard, Yale and newcomers London and Stanford. A total of 12 matches were played over the week, interspersed with study sharing sessions, cultural trips, social events and teaching sessions. CUPC made it to the final against London, a hard-fought match where horses and players were pushed to the limits in the hot and humid conditions, but were unfortunately unable to bring the title home for a second time. Cambridge are grateful to the Goldin Group for inviting us to partake in this incredible tournament, with world-class facilities, amazing horses, and the opportunity to play a role in promoting the sport amongst young people in China.