|Thu 23rd Feb 2017|
Time to Get Booking
St. Moritz & Hickstead Tickets
As the March issue of Polo Times hits your doorstep this week, turn to page 36 to read all about the 2017 Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz and all the social from the sidelines on page 78. If you want to visit the luxury location of St. Moritz, the birthplace of snow polo, for the 2018 Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz click here
to book your tickets for the 2018 event – but be quick, as the event sells out sharpish! Next year’s event will be held from 26 – 28 January, where once again four international teams will go head-to-head to take home The Cartier Trophy. If the exhilarating polo wasn’t enough, then enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Engadin Valley combined with the exquisite culinary delicacies as well as exclusive exhibitors and fantastic entertainment.
A little closer to home, All England Polo Club, Hickstead, are offering one lucky winner a pair of tickets to The International Test Match for The Bryan Morrison Trophy on Saturday 4 March. Post-match, the lucky winner will be treated to a delicious three course lunch in the Members' Restaurant overlooking the International Arena. But you will have to be quick, as entries close next week on Tuesday 28 February, with the winner being notified soon after this date. Click here
and enter code PTM17 to b in the chance of winning.
Photograph: Don’t miss out on tickets to the 2018 Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com
Wed 22nd Feb 2017
Polo Times Out This Week!
March issue of Polo Times
The March issue of Polo Times will be out later this week. The latest issue to arrive on your doorstep, or in one of our retail outlets in Cowdray, Berkshire or London, is packed full of polo delights. As Official Media Partners to the Snow Polo World Cup in St. Moritz, this issue includes an extensive match report, plus all the social from behind the scenes and we find out more about St. Moritz superstar, Dario Musso in our Passions pages. Slightly closer to home, we bring you a bumper RCBPC round-up with reports from the HPA National Club Championships, Winter Victor Ludorum 5-8 Goal plus the FCT Invitational Challenge Trophy. As if that wasn’t enough reports for you, we’ve also included The Paul Sweeney Memorial at Ash Farm plus the Images of Polo Winter Victor Ludorum at AEPC, Hickstead.
Plus, Richenda Hine catches up with fourth generation polo player Sebastian Dawnay, to find out just what makes him tick and we hear from the Row For James team, of Harry Wentworth-Stanley, Rory Buchanan, Toby Fenwicke-Clennell and Sam Greenly, about their epic rowing adventure in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge for a truly worthwhile cause, The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund.
No March issue of Polo Times would be complete without a round-up of events from the SUPA University Winter Nationals at Rugby Polo Club – another year and another record broken, as a staggering 165 teams across 35 universities competed.
Our Knowledge section is bursting to the brim with a plethora of features, vet Gethin Maddocks provides valuable insights into frog maintenance, Lorna Edgar gives her hottest tips on spring nutrition, whilst Andrews Bowen provide insight into the cutting-edge technology used in their all-weather surfaces.
On top of all this, as the Home Office decision on visas and the subsequent unfolding drama has had many writing off the 2017 season before it has already started, we caught-up with some clubs, both arena and outdoor, big and smaller, to find out what they think at the cusp of one of the most debated about seasons on record in our Club Catch-Up.
Plus this issue includes all our usual Club, Women’s and Youth news from both home and abroad, as well as Bit Focus, Pony Power pages, Letters, Big Picture and Sidelines. If you are not already a subscriber or wish to gift a subscription to friends or family, click here to subscribe or call us on 01452 730770.
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Arena Gold Cup Update
Double Loss for K-Law Imperial
The Arena Gold Cup is in full swing at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club ahead of the Finals scheduled for Saturday 25 February. Post-Final, the Club is hosting a Casino Evening and After Party, click here fore more details. The qualifiers for the Final began last week on Friday 17 February, with a 21-15 win for SUPA Polo over K-Law Imperial. SUPA Polo had honed their teamwork in an exhibition match against The Knights of Middle England at the SUPA University Winter Nationals at Rugby Polo Club on the weekend of 9 – 12 February. However, Friday’s victory came as a surprise for some as the lowest handicapped team of the tournament managed to defeat ‘The Prof’ Chris Hyde, who holds a mighty 10 goal arena handicap and was fresh from Cartier’s victory in the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz at the end of January.
The following day, Saturday 19 February, saw two matches, with Emlor defeating Sifani at 12pm with a close score of 22-23, whilst next-up K-Law Imperial continued their losing streak, suffering a 23-16 defeat at the hands of Regal Warriors.
The action continues tomorrow, Tuesday 21 February, with the last matches of the league stages as the teams fight for their places in the Semi Finals, the fixtures are as follows:
SUPA Polo vs Regal Warriors at 11am
Sifani vs Four Quarters at 12.20pm
Picazo Polo Stud vs Emlor at 2pm
Arena Gold Cup Teams:
SUPA Polo (13): Sebastian Hancock (3), Robin Ormerod (4) & Harold Hodges (6)
K-Law Imperial (15): Celio Garcera (1), Royston Prisk (4) & Chris Hyde (10)
Emlor (14): James McCarthy (2), Terence Lent (3) & Nacho Gonzalez (9)
Sifani (15): Hilali Nordeen (1), Michael Henderson (6) & Ryan Pemble (8)
Regal Warriors (15): Raph Singh (2), Ed Morris-Lowe (4) & Max Charlton (9)
Picazo Polo Stud (14): Estelle Wagner (1), Olivier Girard (6) & Adolfo Casabal (7)
Four Quarters (15): Simon Arber (1), Ollie Cudmore (6) & Richard, The Earl of Tyrone (8)
Photograph: The competition is heating up for the 2017 Arena Gold Cup. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com