Sunday 19th of August 2018
Polo

Chestertons Polo in the Park is less than a month away!

Chestertons Polo in the Park will be back with a bang after the 2018 draw revealed a tough first match for the home side, as Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Team London face reigning champs Argentex Team Dubai on the opening day of the biggest polo tournament in Europe.

Six city Polo teams from across the globe (including Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Zurich, Kissimmee, London and Dubai) will descend on the iconic Hurlingham Park from Friday 8th until Sunday 10th June to play three fiercely competitive matches a day in front of a packed-out crowd.

Alongside the thrilling city matches, for the first time ever at the event ICM Team Ireland will take on Flannels Team England for a historic International highlight match on the Friday night. The Irish team is led by cousins Sebastian Dawnay and Earl of Tyrone Richard Le Poer, and polo runs through the veins of this duo, as their grandfather – David Dawnay – won Silver at the last ever appearance of Polo at the Olympics in 1936.

Managing Director of Sportgate International, Rory Heron said:

“England and Ireland not only share some sporting rivalry – but they’re also both steeped in history, with Ireland said to be home to the oldest polo club in the world. We’re very privileged to have these two national teams at Chestertons Polo in the Park and looking forward to this thrilling match on International Friday”.

Sebastian Dawnay of Team Ireland said,

“After winning the tournament in 2016 for Team Mandarin Hong Kong, I’m very excited to return to Hurlingham Park for my first international match. It will be the first time we go head to head with Team England at Chestertons Polo in the Park and competing under City Polo Series Rules – so we know it will be a fast and furious affair”.

The International match will heat up the three-day event which is now in its 9th year. Chestertons Polo in the Park is the finest summer social on the calendar, with a spectacular line-up of restaurants, bars, family entertainment and of course; polo. The newly ratified City Polo Series Rules allows spectators to follow the polo without needing any prior knowledge of the game and enjoy the fiercely competitive sport.

With one month to go, Chestertons Polo in the Park provides all the finest ingredients for the perfect summer occasion. Not only can you watch three matches of the world’s best polo a day, but tickets also include access to The Grazing Paddock for restaurants and street food; iconic Mahiki and Polo Bars for classic cocktails; the Champagne Lanson Garden; PIMM’s Bus and Garden; Fever-Tree Bar and Garden; and the Luxury Shopping Village.

Tickets for Chestertons Polo in the Park start from just £15. Tickets can be purchased from https://polo-in-the-park.front gatetickets.com. For more information please visit www.polointheparklondon.com.

FRIDAY DRAW

Game 1 – Air Europa Team Buenos Aires vs Whitley Neill Team Cape Town

Game 2 – EFG Team Zurich vs Experience Kissimmee Team Kissimmee

Game 3 – Mandarin Oriental Team London presented by Rosemary Water vs Argentex Team Dubai

Game 4 – Flannels Team England vs ICM Team Ireland

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