Plenty of picnic, playing and partying options
The polo season is still in full swing this weekend, with a range of polo playing activities to visit, take part in and party at. The Ashai British Beach Polo Championships at Sandbanks combines all options of picnics, parties and polo with games galore on Saturday and Sunday. The Polo Magazine Most Valuable Player Series 2015 will continue as the latest RJ Polo kit bag and Black Hound Sports gilet will be given out on Sunday. Click here to find out more about the event.
Heading to the East of England you can top up your tan at The Dukes Polo in Essex and combine your taste for fashion, music and polo on Saturday. The official afterparty has a long list of acts including Bongo Ben, Michael Green and CJ Sax and his Saxual Soirée set. The Invitational game will be at 4pm between The Royal Air Force and St Albans Polo For Heroes. Later that evening at 6pm two Cambridgeshire teams, La Vie En Rose and Jakeira, will play for The Duke of Essex Trophy. Click here to find out more.
Heading West you could pop into Tidworth Polo Club for more Military action on the grounds, with the Rundle Cup, Royal Navy vs Army, on Saturday and Sunday, whilst on Sunday there will also be the ICOA Cup played between CSPA and RSA. The Polo Magazine Most Valuable Player Series will also be sponsoring an Award for the Most Valuable Player for The Rundle Cup.
If you are looking for a Charity event to support, there are four fixture options this weekend. If you are in the North you could pop into the Vale of York Polo Club for the Parkinson’s Cup; click here to join their Facebook group. Fifield Polo Club are also holding their annual Polo for Heroes event on Saturday. The schedule includes picnics, polo and a VIP dinner and auction. To find out more click here. At Kirtlington Park Polo Club Vimmy Whiteley has organised a charity polo match and lunch in aid of The Thames Valley Air Ambulance. One lucky raffle participant will also be able to win a year’s subscription to Polo Times. Click here to find out more about the event. On Monday, Anuschka Bahlsen has organised The Bettina Bahlsen Charity Cup for Delete Blood Cancer at Twelve Oaks in Surrey. Entry fee is £10 and all proceeds will go to Delete Blood Cancer. To find out more, contact Anushka by clicking here.
If, however, you are a high goal enthusiast, then the Quarter Finals of The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup at Cowdray Park Polo Club will be on your radar. On Saturday at 12 noon, UAE will play Salkeld, who won the penalty shootout yesterday, followed by King Power Foxes against RH Polo at 3pm. On Sunday at 12 noon for the Cetenary Cup, Dubai will play Zacara and at 3pm El Remanso will face Apes Hill Polo. Click here to see the remaining schedule.
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