Results from the 13th ‘Oscars of Polo’

Last night, the Polo Awards was once again held at Guards Polo Club. This year celebrated the 13th year of the prestigious event, and last night the Guards’ Clubhouse was filled with professionals, patrons, families and friends of the polo community from far and wide. All guests were celebrating the achievements of the 2017 season, as well as recognising the efforts of selected, exceptional individuals. The evening commenced with a Laurent-Perrier champagne reception, accompanied by delicious Mosimann’s canapés, which gave everyone the chance to catch up following the long winter and swap plans for the summer season. As the sun began to set and the mist rolled in across the idyllic Queen’s Ground, guests took their seats and the first of the awards were presented before more Mosimann’s delicacies were served for supper. As the presentations came to a close, the revelry continued into the bar until final carriages signalled the end of another star-studded evening celebrating the excellence and talent of polo. A full report from the evening, as well as social pictures will follow in the next issue of Polo Times, so make sure you click here to subscribe.

13th Annual Polo Awards Results:
The Bordeaux Cellars Most Outstanding Lady Player – Nina Clarkin
The Tally Ho Farm Most Outstanding British Professional – James Harper
The Hedonism Wines Most Outstanding High Goal Patron – Michael Bickford
The Pololine TV Most Outstanding High Goal Pony – Open Nueva Jersey, owned and played by Gonzalito Pieres
The Innerplace Most Outstanding High Goal Team – King Power
The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award – Christopher Hanbury & David Jamison
The Guards Polo Club Most Outstanding High Goal Player – Facundo Pieres
The Talacrest Young Player Award – Tommy Beresford
The King Power Polo Recognition Award – PJ McMahon
The 2017 HPA Victor Ludorum Awards
18 Goal: Park Place
15 Goal: Armis Snake Bite
12 Goal: Foxcote
8 Goal: Limitless Silvertown
6 Goal: Thomson Local
Winter League: Thomson Local
The Thai Polo & Equestrian Club Dream Team – Facundo Pieres, Juan Britos, Agustin ‘Tincho’ Merlos & Hilario Ulloa
Photograph: Last night was the 13th Annual Polo Awards. By Polo Times