Archives from 2019

Roseville Projects London Inter-regimental Final

Published in News on 30 Aug 2019

The Footguards won the Inter-Regimental Final for the third year in a row  convincingly bwating the Navy who were the surprise Semi Final victors over the QRH.


Chapple Cup Series 2019

Published in News on 30 Aug 2019

A Polo150 invitational team took on the UKAFPA for the Chapple Cup. The strong team consisted of Dawn Jones (1), Juan Salinas-Bentley (2), Chris Gannon (1) and Mark Cann (1).  The action started at RMAS on Thursday 11th July with a narrow win for the Polo150 team.

Play moved to Tidworth Polo Club on the Saturday where the 2 teams played for The Indian Cavalry Officers Association Trophy.  Both sides showed great team play but the Polo150 side were sharp at finding the goal with four of the goals scored by Dawn.  An action-packed fourth chukka ended a win to Polo150 6 – 2.5 . UKAFPA team: Sqn Ldr Vicky Woodhead (0), Lt Col. Nick Cowley (0), Lt. Giles Bromley Martin (1) & Maj. Will Mawby (1).

Sunday saw the teams line up again at Guards with UKAFPA trying to score their first win of the series.  Sadly the Polo150 was yet again far too strong and well mounted with Chris Gannon having got his eye in after a 5 year lay off and Polo150 winning the Chapple Cup series and another convincing win.


Hackett Rundle Cup 2019

Published in News on 30 Aug 2019

Thousands of people enjoyed the Hackett Rundle Cup at Tidworth Polo Club in the sunshine on Saturday 13th July.  The Navy started with 2 goals on handicap but the Army team started well and by the end of chukka one had drawn level.  Going into the fourth chukka the Army had powered ahead 7 goals to 3 and despite the Navy’s best efforts the Army won 9-4.

Hackett Army (2): Maj. Dan Von Barloewen (0), Capt. Jess Wood (0), 2Lt. Freddie Benyon (0) & Capt. Paddy Selfe (2)

Royal Navy (-1): Surg Cdr Harry Rourke (0), Lt Max Cosby (-1), Lt Cdr Steve Spiller (0) & Capt. Al Wilson (0)


Ukafpa V Poloafrica June 2019

Published in News on 30 Aug 2019

The team from Poloafrica Development Trust in South Africa arrived on Monday 17th June after a torrid journey via Addis Ababa.  After a much needed good night’s sleep at the home of Mark and Emma Cann, who were hosting them for the week, they set off for their first match on the Tuesday at Tidworth Polo Club.  Despite never having played in the rain and on hired ponies they gave the Spillers Polo150 team a real run for their money and only lost by one goal.

Wednesday and Thursday saw the team go-karting, cinema trip and a whistle stop tour of London, which included travel on a train, tube, bus and river cruise on the Thames and a cultural stop into the National Gallery. On Friday they took in the historical Salisbury Cathedral before their match at Druids Lodge Polo Club.  This time Poloafrica scored a 6-3 win much to their delight.

Cirencester Polo Club warmly welcomed everyone on Saturday to be part of their Cotswold International Day.  Sarah Dawson from Mars horsecare UK Ltd was there to witness a very close and exciting match with Johanne from Poloafrica scoring the winning goal in the dying seconds.

The final match of the tour was played at Guards Polo Club on the Sunday as part of their Outsourcing Royal Windsor Cup Final day with the Spillers Polo150 team needing to win to level the tour.

Poloafrica Development Trust, run by Catherine Cairns, gives these children a safe haven in which to learn and develop social and life skills, improve on their English and maths and learn to ride.  Polo is used as an incentive to maintain attendance at school and reward good behaviour.  The team were a credit to the program that Catherine runs, they behaved impeccably on and off the field and were a pleasure to host.


Published in Navy Polo on 14 Mar 2019

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