The 11th Annual Polo Awards

July 7, 2016

Celebrating Polo Excellence in Style

IMG_1170Hope & Glory founders, Bharat & Nina Chudasama, were delighted to attend the 11th Annual Polo awards recently; an event that brings everyone together to celebrate the excellence and talent within such an exciting sport. The evening was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for the Polo community to revel in the achievements of their finest sportsmen and women.

Our congratulations go to England’s Max Chorlton who walked away with  The Tally Ho Farm Most Outstanding British Professional Award for the third year running, what an achievement! – we can’t wait to see him playing with the rest of the team at the HPA’s International Day on 23 July, where England face the Commonwealth and Hope & Glory will be serving their delectable tea and cake pairings.

IMG_1171As reported by The Polo Times, it was Facundo Pieres who swept the board at the “Oscars of Polo” – winning not only The Guards Polo Club Most Outstanding High Goal Professional award, but also scooping up The Polofix Most Outstanding High Goal Pony award for his mare Cube. He also formed part of the winning team for The Tiffany & Co. Most Outstanding High Goal Team award with King Power Foxes after their tremendous season last year, winning both the Cartier Queen’s Cup and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup.

It was inspiring to witness the community’s respect and admiration for Claire Tomlinson as she took to the stage to receive The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Claire has attained the highest handicap of any lady player in the world, reaching 5 goals, as well as winning both the Warwickshire and Queen’s Cups and continues to be an inspiration to players across the sport.

After the awards it was time to relax, party and start to look forward to the 2016 season where it starts all over again for patrons, players and spectators alike.

Congratulations to all nominees and winners and good luck in the season ahead.

Our thanks to The Polo Times for their original article detailing the winners and their awards

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