The Honourable Mark Vestey 16 April 1943 – 4 November 2016

Cirencester Park Polo Club sent a letter to their members on Saturday morning announcing that The Honourable Mark Vestey had sadly passed away on Friday 4 November. Current Polo Manager for the Club Tim Keyte said he was, “An incredible man, an unbelievable supporter of the Club and a very dear friend, he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this very sad time.”

Eton educated Mark Vestey, younger brother to Lord Samuel Vestey and son of Captain Hon. William Howarth Vestey and Helen Pamela Fullerton Melba Armstrong, was before his hunting accident in 1984 a 4 goal player. He had played for England in the Coronation Cup in 1971 and won The Gold Cup with Stowell Park in 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980 and in 1977 with his own team Foxcote. Other trophies won during his time on the polo field include The Queen’s, Warwickshire, County and Ruins Cups, The Cowdray Park Challenge and The Wills Trophy playing for England II. He was also Chairman of the HPA from 1995 to 2000 and was awarded a life membership by the HPA. In 2009 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Audi Polo Awards for his contribution to British polo.

He is survived by his wife Rosie and three children Tamara, Ben and Carina. Details of a memorial or funeral service are yet to be confirmed.

 

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