So who will be the winners of the 2015 Polo Awards? The nominees are announced.

awardThe polo countdown to the English summer polo season is well and truly under way and with chukkas starting in a matter of days at Smith’s Lawn its perfect timing for the announcement of the 2015 nominees for The Polo Awards, which will once again be held at Guards Polo Club – this year on Tuesday 19th May 2015.

Now in its tenth year the ceremony is a chance for the very best in the polo world – patrons, pros and teams – to be recognised for their achievements in the previous season with sponsored prizes presented to the winners in each section. Last year, John Tylor and Brigadier Arthur Douglas-Nugent were also awarded The HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Carlos Gracida the La Martina Outstanding Contribution to World Polo Award.

In 2014 the winners were:

The Kent & Curwen Most Outstanding High Goal Team – Zacara
The Royal Salute Most Outstanding High Goal Patron – Lyndon Lea
The Guards Polo Club Most Outstanding High Handicap Player – Facundo Pieres
The Tally Ho Farm Most Outstanding British Professional – Max Charlton
The HPA Victor Ludorum Awards – 18 Goal – La Indiana
15 Goal – Emlor C
12 Goal – Cadenza Juniors
8 Goal – Windmill Farm
6 Goal – Chester Polo
The PNN Most Outstanding High Goal Pony – Open Top Model (owned by Facundo Pieres)
The Thai Polo Club Gold Cup Dream Team
1 Facundo Pieres 10
2 Max Charlton 6
3 Tom Morley 6
4 Simon Arber 0

Nominees for The 2015 Polo Awards are:

The Most Outstanding High Goal Team
Halcyon Gallery
King Power

The Most Outstanding High Goal Patron
Rashid Albwardy (+2)
Lyndon Lea (+1)
Sebastien Pailloncy (+3)
Guy Schwarzenbach (+2)
Aiyawatt (Top) Srivaddhahaprabha (+1)

The Most Outstanding High Handicap Player (8 – 10)
Adolfo Cambiaso (+10)
Juan Martin Nero (+10)
Facundo Pieres (+10)
Polito Pieres (+8)
Gonzalito Pieres (+10)

The Most Outstanding British Professional
James Beim (+7)
Max Charlton (+6)
James Harper (+6)
Richard le Poer (+6)
Luke Tomlinson (+7)

The HPA Victor Ludorum Awards
18 Goal – Dell Park
15 Goal – Cadenza Juniors
12 Goal – Black Eagles
8 Goal – AFB
6 Goal – Rigby & Rigby