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201410 Feb

British Polo Day

Land Rover associated with British Polo Day as partner and sponsor for the second consecutive year. British Polo Day India was held at the Jodhpur Polo and Equestrian Institute from December 13 to 15, 2013.

 

The opening match of British Polo Day India was a first for polo – the inaugural match between Oxford and Jodhpur which, following fierce competition between the two and some strong runs on both sides, resulted in a 8 – 5 win for Jodhpur, over His Highness’ alma mater.

 

Day two saw Eton College take on its Indian contemporary, Mayo College for the Land Rover Trophy. This was a dramatic and technical game of great skill but Eton clinched the cup with some excellent linking, marking and hitting, and a brilliant performance by, ‘hero of the day’, Will Ramsay.

 

Before the polo commenced on the final day of competition, there was time for some light-hearted camel polo. The Cavalry against Guards melee resulted in a single goal in favour of The Guards team. The Ladies camel polo match was most noteworthy for Claire Tomlinson’s animated gestures but it was nothing if not entertaining.

 

In the end, the last encounter was the perfect culmination of three days of tightly contested polo and the two sides playing for the Hackett Cup – The British Army and The President’s Bodyguard – did not disappoint. As befitting the Army, both charged from end to end with some fine strikes and great shots by all players. With a draw looking likely, a foul towards the Indians resulted in a 60-yard penalty. The final shot of the match was a textbook lofted strike between the flags, resulting in a 3-2 win for the Indians - The President’s Bodyguard.

 

Hosted by His Highness Gaj Singh II The Maharaja of Marwar-Jodhpur, this year’s guest list included Indian actress Sangeeta Ghosh and her polo-playing husband Shailendra Singh Raj; business moguls Zavary Poonawalla, Neil Stafford, Nikki Mehta, David Lepenn, Vinod Kumar and Mohit Burman; polo’s most influential female player Claire Tomlinson and a host of other high-profile guests.

 
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