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
Dubai
Halcyon Gallery
King Power
Talandracas
Zacara

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

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