Guards Polo Club announced as Main Arena attraction at this year’s Royal County of Berkshire Show
The Newbury & District & Agricultural Society are extremely honoured to be welcoming the prestigious Guard’s Polo Club as one of their Main Arena attractions at this year’s Royal County of Berkshire Show, taking place on the 21st and 22nd September.
The Club was founded on 25th January 1955 with HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as President, a role he retains to this day. Originally named the Household Brigade Polo Club, the name was changed to its present form in 1969 and became a fully civilian club in 2000. Today the Club is recognised as one of the World’s finest polo venues in terms of its membership, grounds and fixtures list.
The best place in the UK – if not the World – to see this great game is at the Guards Polo Club, situated in the heart of Windsor Great Park in Surrey, where players race along manicured fields of play at up to 40 miles an hour, using only their weight, speed and courage of their ponies to keep their opponents off the ball.
The Guards Polo Club combines an impressive and ambitious fixtures list, including World-class tournaments such as the Cartier Queen’s Cup, Outsourcing Inc Royal Windsor Cup, Hildon Archie David Cup and the La Martina Varsity Day with an equally competitive membership. This coveted list includes royalty, the sport’s top players, leading amateurs and many youth players.
A team representing Guards Polo Club will be playing the Main Arena on both days of the Show and will be demonstrating their World-class skills with their courageous ponies.
“Guards Polo Club is delighted to bring polo to the Royal County of Berkshire Show” said Neil Hobday, CEO of Guards Polo Club. “Polo is one of the oldest equestrian sports in the World as well as an important British tradition and Guards Polo Club is proud of the sport’s heritage, skill and the dedication of all those that are involved in the game. The opportunity to introduce a new audience to polo, which this year is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first game played in the UK, is greatly appreciated. My membership team will be present at the Show and will chat to everyone who would like to know more about polo and I look forward to welcoming many of you at Guards Polo Club during the 2020 season.”
EARLY BIRD ticket prices for The Royal County of Berkshire Show are now available on the website – www.berkshireshow.co.uk – and this year children can go for just £1!