Time to dig out the bobble hats and tweed for the arena season
It’s that time of year again when summer season ponies are having their shoes off and kicking up their heels in their winter turnout fields, while the arena ponies are coming in to get fit for another season.
Day disrupted by the rain, but all Open de France games have taken place between the drops. A day during which Sainte Mesme I lost its invincibility while defending champion La Quinta finally found back the taste of victory.
The Gold Cup final will be played tomorrow at St Tropez Polo Club. The first confirmed finalist was Saint Tropez Polo Team after their victory in the first semifinal on Friday. Today Eleven Eleven Polo Team secured the second spot in the final after beating Sezz 8-5.
Combining polo and philanthropy with all things quintessentially British is at the very heart of all the British Polo Days that take place around the world. The second British Polo Day of 2015 was held on Saturday 25th April at Jnan Amar Polo Club under the High Patronage of his Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, with funds being raised for the Eve Branson Foundation.
The tournament is set to run from 5 – 20 September and features Beaufort Polo Club’s Luke Tomlinson in the Ghantoot Racing Polo Club team. In the opening match of the tournament, on Saturday 5 September, Tomlinson’s team was defeated by Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, with a score of 9-8.
Following the No. 2 Handicap Committee meeting held on Tuesday 8 September, the HPA have announced the proposed handicap changes. To view the current amalgamated list of all end-of-season handicap changes from the handicap meetings held on Wednesday 5 August (High Goal and Victor Ludorum Players – ex 6 goals) and Tuesday 8 September (the remainder), please click here.
Alan Kent, the former England International player based near Cowdray, won a total of £2,000 in prize money at The RoR Racing to Polo Challenge on Monday 7 September at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.