In amongst the recent rain clouds, on Sunday 6th August the sun shone down on Tidworth Polo Ground for the Exton Park Country Polo Day. It was a perfect day for us all, as we entertained our guests in the historic Pavilion on the verdant green Ground, completed almost a century ago by the cavalry regiments then stationed in the Garrison.
Exton Park have been one of the sponsors of the Tidworth Polo Club for three years now – and more specifically the Kings Royal Hussars team, and their very big cup! This year, twelve teams entered the tournament for the KRH Cup, the finals of which were played out at the Exton Park Country Polo Day.
The high goal competition was fierce, with a particularly tough tussle for first place, which went to the four Low Profile members, the current leading players from Tidworth Polo Club , by just half a goal. They beat our gallant team into third place – who still got their hands on their Cup, as you can see Next year, team captain George Walker vowed, they Will Be Back…..who has said that in the past!
The morning of this relaxed country day of polo belonged to the low goal tournament, competing for the Kadugli Cup – given in aid of that diocese in Sudan, for which our own Salisbury Diocese raises money. The Bishop of Ramsbury was on hand to present the trophy to ‘Oh Gosh’, a dashing team captained by Jess Wood from the Royal Artillery.
The sun shone, the Exton Park wines sparkled, and a jolly, typically English, day out was enjoyed by all.
Photos by John Mobbs: www.greatbritishwine.com
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