James Beim led England to an emphatic 7-1 win over GT Bank Commonwealth in the 2017 edition of the Hurlingham Polo Association’s Royal Salute Coronation Cup. After having been narrowly beaten by an almost unchanged Commonwealth team last year, the England squad was determined to win back this mighty trophy.
In a change of format for this year, this Coronation Cup match was immediately followed with the Thai Polo Equestrian Club Ladies’ International. This is the first time in the history of this day that ladies’ polo has featured on the schedule. The ladies did not disappoint, producing a fast-paced game in slightly drier conditions than their male counterparts. The Swarovski England Ladies, sporting their unique SWAROVSKI-styled helmets, won this match 8-3, defeating a competitive Llangollen USA Ladies team.