Black Bears and Ferne Park emerged as the winners on the first matchday of the 18-goal Oxfordshire Cup, the competition hosted by Black Bears Polo Club, set in Shiplake, and a strong addition to the competitive British season.

The complete tournament will be streamed live by PoloLine TV.

In the opening match, locals Black Bears took an impressive 10-5 win over Carlton House (Score Black Bears: 2-1, 5-1, 5-2, 8-3, 10-5). Up next, and following a close contest, Ferne Park beat Brass Ranch 9-7 (Score Ferne Park: 1-2, 5-4, 6-5, 7-6, 9-7)

Blankets to the best mares were presented after each match. Bounty (Dijon x Bonita), played by  Ollie Cudmore, was named BPP of the game between Black Bears and Carlton House, while Coco (Libano x Machitos Ink), ridden by Joaquin Pittaluga took BPP honors of the contest between Ferne Park and Brass Ranch.

Action will resume next Saturday May 11, streamed live by PoloLine TV.

Watch the games again in the following links:

Black Bears vs. Carlton House

Ferne Park vs. Brass Ranch

Photo Gallery:

FIXTURE:

  • Tuesday May 7:

11am: Black Bears v Carlton House

3pm: Brass Ranch v Ferne Park

  • Saturday May 11:

3pm: Black Bears v Brass Ranch

  • Friday May 17:

4pm: Ferne Park v Carlton House

  • Sunday May 19:

11am: Brass Ranch v Carlton House

1pm: Black Bears v Ferne Park

THE TEAMS:

  • BLACK BEARS: Guy Schwarzenbach 2, Jack Hyde 4, Ollie Cudmore 6, Paco O’Dwyer 6.
  • BRASS RANCH: Algis Pabarcius 1, Satnam Dhillon 5, Manolo Fernandez Llorente 6, Marcos Araya 6.
  • CARLTON HOUSE: Alice Servaes 1, Matt Perry 6, Jack Richardson 7, Tom Beim 4.
  • FERNE PARK: Jonathan Rotheremere 0, Tomas Garbarini 5, Joaquin Pittaluga 7, Rodrigo Rueda 6.

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