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Wed 29th Jul 2015

e3Light Team New York win The Scandinavian Beach Polo World Cup

Six different countries participated in the Danish Riviera

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 in front of 8,000 spectators from 23 – 25 July. Eight two-man teams entered the three day tournament, with handicaps from 0-6 goals. Players from countries ranging from Argentina to The Czech Republic took part. Team line-ups also included La Martina’s Brand Ambassador and British player George Pearson as well as Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club regular Roy Prisk.

Impressive plays by players such as Federico Boudou, Roy Prisk and Stevie McGraith really stirred up the crowd from day one. Ilse Jacobsen Team Hornbæk, e3Light Team New York, Hildon Team London and Land Rover Team Berlin went through to the Semi Finals on the second day. Ilse Jacobsen Team Hornbæk and e3Light Team New York triumphed to go through to the Finals on the third day.  Despite Final’s Day starting with drizzly rain, the spectators’ and players’ spirits were high and the action on the sand was hot. e3Light Team New York won with a final score of 10-2.

There was plenty of competition off the pitch with the Rossini Caviar race, which was open to all spectators and proved a great success.  Spectators were asked to participate in a race to win a 250g tub of caviar worth over £500. Hildon Water sponsored the Best Dressed Lady on Ladies Day Friday and a charity dinner for SOS Børnebyerne was held on the last evening raising funds for Remée Jackman’s favourite charity. The event included an illustrious list of sponsors, which included; Land Rover, Jaguar, Hildon Water, e3Light, La Martina, Ilse Jacobsen, Rossini Caviar, Copi Design, Veuve Clicquot, Havreholm Slot, Easyclean, White Rock, Garia, Zen, Shamballa Jewels and Ivan Eltoft.

Photograph: The participating teams from the first Scandinavian Beach Polo World Cup. By Harm-Jan Wjinholt


Tue 28th Jul 2015

Cedar Croft wins its third consecutive US Arena Open

Country Farms Polo Club, Long Island, New York hosted the match

The United States Polo Association (USPA) have announced Cedar Croft the winners of the 2015 US Arena Open. Cedar Croft defeated Equuleus with a final score of 13-10 on Sunday 26 July at Country Farms Polo Club in Medford, Long Island, New York.  The championship, with roots back to 1926, represents the highest level of arena polo competition in the United States.  The 2015 tournament victory marks Cedar Croft’s third consecutive win, a feat that has never been done before in the history of The US Arena Open. Equuleus started the game with an early goal from Tommy Biddle, but Cedar Croft’s Kris Kampsen countered the attack by scoring a penalty before following on to score two more goals in quick succession to end the first chukka 3-1 to Cedar Croft. Biddle tried to even the score in the second chukka with two more goals, but Kampsen scored again, ending the chukka 4-3 still in favour of Cedar Croft.

In the third chukka, Equuleus took an early lead with the team scoring three goals, two of which were on penalties. Yet, Cedar Croft retaliated with another four goals, two of which were also on penalties to end the chukka with Cedar Croft still ahead 8-6. In the fourth and final chukka, Cedar Croft and Equuleus exchanged goals, and at one point were tied 9-9, with Biddle scoring back-to-back goals. Cedar Croft, however, were the final victors, scoring a total of five goals in the fourth chukka, to end the match 13-10. Cedar Croft’s Kampsen was named Most Valuable Player, having scored 11 of the team’s 13 goals. Tommy Biddle’s 9-year-old mare Pandora won Best Playing Pony.

This year’s match featured several of the highest handicapped arena polo players in the world; Tommy Biddle (10), Felipe Viana (7) and Kris Kampsen (7).  British player Jonny Good teamed up with Biddle and Dimenna for runners-up Equuleus. Viana, a USPA Interscholastic Champion, was also a core member of the Team USPA squad who nearly won the FIP World Polo Championship earlier this year.


US Arena Open Final teams:

Cedar Croft:  Robert Ceperano (3), Felipe Viana (7) & Kris Kampsen (7)

Equuleus: Joe Dimenna (0), Tommy Biddle (10) & Jonny Good (8)


Photograph: Triumphant Cedar Croft with the US. Arena Open Trophy. Courtesy of The USPA

Mon 27th Jul 2015

POLOLIVE TV launched with first live stream

Polo Times showed the Royal Salute Coronation Cup live

The Royal Salute Coronation Cup was broadcast live on POLOLIVE TV by Polo Times on Saturday 25 July.  POLOLIVE TV was positioned in the pitch-side studio Poda between the Guards clubhouse and the player’s tents.

The live stream included footage of the game, interviews with past England Captains Alan Kent and Henry Brett. Commentary by Chris Hyde and John Kent during play also included match analysis and plenty of in-depth information about both the players and the ponies. By 12 noon today, Monday 27 July, over 900 views had been made and the footage for the day is still available for viewing by clicking here.

Through the course of the next few days, post-match analysis including drone footage, plus additional post-match interviews by Karl Ude Martinez with the players and other polo aficionados will be released. The final edit of the day will also be uploaded for you to view on your phone, tablet or computer. Watch this space for more updates.


Photograph: Former England Captain Andrew Hine with commentator John Kent and Nick Hine by the POLOLIVE TV pitch-side studio. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

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