Denmark’s most beautiful beach, situated in the town of Hornbæk on the North Sealand coast played host to the first edition of The Scandinavian Beach Polo World Cup. Hornbæk is Denmark’s equivilant to The Hamptons and is home to the most expensive holiday homes in Scandinavia and has been a summer retreat of the jetset for generations. 8 two man teams entered the 3 day tournament with handicaps from 0 – 6 goals. The tournament had been preceded by
Murus Sanctus and Dubai scored wins on the opening day of the high-goal Silver Cup, the first tournament of the 44th International Polo Tournament, at Santa María Polo Club, Sotogrande. They beat La Indiana and Lechuza Caracas, respectively.
A polo handicap, it has been said, is a passport to the world -- and this has certainly proved true in my case. I first took up polo eight years ago on a trip to Argentina. It has long been my philosophy that no hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle, and I have dabbled in equestrian sports ranging from eventing to flat racing.
England are now unbeaten in all three International Test Matches that have been played for this year. Thankfully the monsoon-like weather took a break for the day and Guards Polo Club was bathed in glorious sunshine.
No one can stop those brave girls! Under heavy rains, Stobart defeated Goose Creek by a 6 - 6,5 score, and captured the Cirencester International Ladies Tournament, the ladies competition that took place on Ivy Lodge, Cirencester Park Polo Club's main ground, in Gloucestershire.
Bayswater defeated Atlanterra by a narrow 5-4, and won the Campeonato Femenino de España, that took place at Santa María Polo Club, in Sotogrande.
Driving up past the heather gardens in Windsor Great Park and emerging at the top of the hill where the ‘games of the day’ board marks the entrance to Guards Polo Club, there is little doubting all is well and truly coming together for the first Coronation Cup to be sponsored by Royal Salute, which will be played out on the Queen’s Ground this Saturday 25th July between two international teams, both with their eyes very firmly fixed on lifting the Coronation Cup, which his HRH The Prince of Wales will be presenting.
It must have been a truly difficult task to be in charge of picking the ‘Best Playing Pony’ of this year’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final, but from amongst the eighty-three stunning ponies in the pony lines and on the pitch (UAE – forty one ponies and King Power Foxes – forty two), it was Pablo MacDonough’s – ‘Dolfina Divina’ which the judges decided deserve the title and was awarded with the Twisted Automotive Best Playing Pony rug.
An illustrious crowd, including a Prime Minister and ambassadors, watch the British Army versus the Mongolian Army
The Financial Times' award winning luxury lifestyle magazine How to Spend It lent their name as sponsors to The British 10 Goal Championship. The first round of the How To Spend It British 10 Goal Championship kicked off on Monday 20 July, with a close call match where Tempest took on the boys of Hurlingham 1875.