THE international 2019 - royal county of berkshire polo club
Saturday July 27th 2019 - Windsor, Berkshire
The HPA invite a visiting nation each year to play against the England Teams. Historically the game is played for the Coronation Cup (Since 1911) or the Westchester Cup (Since 1876) against the USA, a “Ryder Cup” equivalent in Polo, alongside the newer Ladies Test match fixture, for the Diamond Jubilee Trophy (Since 2012). There are many opportunities for brands to get involved in the event, from naming rights and sponsorship to product placement with global media coverage.
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The Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) our governing body, invite a visiting nation each year to play against the England Teams. Historically the game is played for the Coronation Cup (Since 1911) or the Westchester Cup (Since 1876) against the USA, a “Ryder Cup” equivalent in Polo, alongside the newer Ladies Test match fixture, for the Diamond Jubilee Trophy (Since 2012). This year the principal match is for the Westchester Cup (image above).
The International Polo Cup, also called the Newport Cup and now lately known as the Westchester Cup, is a trophy in polo that was created in 1876 and was played for by teams from the USA and England. The match has varied in length over the years from a single game to the best of three games. In 1886, the two nations decided to make the polo match a continuing competition. A total of twelve matches were conducted between 1886 and 1939 between the two countries.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the Westchester Cup was the most anticipated event on the sporting calendar in the United States, attracting record crowds.
The tournament was suspended during World War II and, due to changing times and interests, not revived until 1992. The last match was held on July 28, 2013, This years event is the 18th Westchester Cup and will be played for on July 28th 2018.
(Polo was an Olympic discipline in 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924 and 1936. In the final game played at the Olympic level in 1936, Argentina won gold in front of a crowd of 45,000 people.)
This years Flannels England team will battle for the glory of retaining the 18th Westchester Cup, in a much anticipated match, which will be hosted here on home soil at the Home of English Polo, The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, Winkfield, Windsor. This years the Ladies, Flannels England team will battle for the Diamond Jubilee Trophy against a Rest of the World side, (ROW). The Ladies team are in triumphant form, bringing much anticipation from the polo world.
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INGRID KLIMKE: A THROUGH THE LEVELS MASTERCLASS
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Wellington Riding - Hampshire, United Kingdom
To the majority of the equestrian world, the legendary Ingrid Klimke needs no introduction. She is a German eventing rider and has competed at five Olympics Games from 2000 to 2016. With her horse Abraxxas, she won two gold medals in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won a team silver with Hale-Bob.
She is the daughter of equestrian Reiner Klimke. Like her father, Ingrid rides in both eventing and dressage at international events.
In January 2012, she was appointed to the position of "Reitmeister" (Riding Master, a special title of the German Equestrian Federation) and is only the second woman ever to be appointed as "Reitmeister".
It was a privilege to have Ingrid visit the UK to give a unique insight into what has propelled her to the very top of equestrian sport.
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CARL HESTER: AN INTIMATE MASTERCLASS
saturday october 20th 2018
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH 2018 - Myerscough College, Preston. Lancashire. United Kingdom.
To riders and equestrian fans around the world, Carl Hester needs no introduction. The multiple medalist and Olympic rider is one of the most in demand trainers in the world and a master horseman. Carl worked with a number of horse and rider combinations across the levels during the masterclass, sharing his wisdom and learnings that have made him one of the most famous names in Dressage today.
Thank you to rider psychology coach, Helen Davies of Rezone Coaching who opened the event, Kelly Thompson and all of the team Myerscough International Equine Arena for their commitment and dedication in making this a successful day, Cecilia Philips and the wonderful Country Frog team, Astrid Bolton, Claire Hester, We Are Levade, Saracen Horse Feeds, KASK equestrian and Roeckl Equestrian. A huge thank you also to Alan Davies, Lucy Scudamore, and Chloe Hunter for all of your hard work and to the wonderful riders, Amy Woodhead Dressage, Sadie Smith Dressage, Ryan Todd Dressage and Rob Barker. You make the future of British Dressage so promising. Last but by no means least, a heartfelt thank you to Carl Hester; you are a scholar and a gentleman and your wisdom, humour and down to earth approach will forever be enjoyed by all.
Pictures courtesy of the ever wonderful Rose Lewis of Daydream Equine Art. (c) Piaffe Limited.