The Valerie Halford Memorial Trophy
In tournaments throughout the summer, at clubs around England, Polo Times are supporting our prize-worthy steeds with Polo Times Best Playing Pony rugs, while our sister publication, The Polo Magazine, celebrates those special players who make a great contribution to their team by awarding The Polo Magazine Most Valuable Player bags full of goodies.
Things got underway at Guards Polo Club this weekend as the first tournament on the list of events at which Polo Times and The Polo Magazine celebrate player and pony excellence, the Valerie Halford Memorial Trophy, came to an exciting conclusion. On Saturday 7 May, Four Quarters Orange took on Clarita for the title. Although Simon Arber’s Four Quarters Orange came away with the win, it was Chris MacKenzie of Clarita who walked away with The Polo Magazine Most Valuable Player bag after a sterling performance in the Final. The Polo Times Best Playing Pony rug went to Jonny Good’s pony Whitefoot played in the first chukka and setting Jonny up with a great start to the match. Whitefoot is a homebred 14-year-old gelding out of one of Jonny’s favourite mares, and looked very smart in his new Polo Times Best Playing Pony rug.
Next up on the list for the series of Awards is The Prince of Wales Trophy at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, the Final of which will take place Saturday 14 May. To view the full list of tournaments in the series click here. If you would like your Club to be included in the series please click here to email Katie.
Photograph 2: Jonny Good’s Whitefoot looking good in his new Polo Times Best Playing Pony rug. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com