Nine impressive teams have entered the second edition of the Guards Ladies Charity Polo Tournament for the Lord Patrick Beresford Trophy. Last year’s winners, Siri EvjemoNysveen’s Monterosso Polo Team, are back to defend their title, but face some stiff opposition. Not least from HH Sheikha Maitha and her famed UAE Polo team, featuring rising star Milly Hine and eight goaler Hazel Jackson Gaona. Ladies 10-goal superstar Nina Clarkin also returns, this time playing for the 18-goal Dodson and Horrell team. Other Guards Polo Club’s lady patrons in action include Clare Mathias and Louisa Donovan, teaming up this time for the Clarita team, while Annita Van der Hoeven is in action with her own Nipas team. Meanwhile Sophie Granchi will be playing alongside daughter Capucine in the French Kiss team.
With such a strong entry, finals day on Saturday 1 September is guaranteed to deliver a fabulous day of first-class sport. Appropriately, Guards Polo Club ensures that this date is also a major fundraiser for Breast Cancer Haven and so opens its doors to non-members. Thousands have been raised over the past five years for this leading cancer support charity and this year’s event will be no exception. In addition to the luxurious, all-day Clubhouse hospitality, Guards events team is also offering non-members the opportunity to enjoy day membership for just £25 per person. This includes watching the matches from the grandstands, having access to the Clubhouse Bar, exploring the La Martina Lawn Retail Village – featuring make-up artists, jewellers, gifts and clothing, plus food and drink options – and enjoying the post-match, sundowner cocktail hour with entertainment from a live DJ on the Clubhouse Terrace.
The tournament will kick off on Tuesday, August 21st:
3pm: Dodson & Horrell vs Tarantula
4:15pm: Nipas vs UAE Polo Team
Dodson & Horrell: Hannah Henderson 4, Nina Clarkin 10, Cicely Colthurst 1, Saffron Oliver 3.
Tarantula: Rosie Ross 6, Nell Jacob 4, Celine Lawrence 1, Phillipa Fitz-Henry 6.
Clarita: Farida Rosso Baldacchino 4, Clare Brougham 6, Clare Mathias 1, Louisa Donovan 4.
Coombe Place: Lottie Lamacraft 5, Sarah Wiseman 7, Sabrina Bradley 1, Daisy Hatfield 3.
Monterosso Polo Team: Tamara Fox 7, Emma Wood 6, Rosanna Turk 3, Siri Evjemo-Nysveen 2.
Pink Power: Kirsty Otamendi 4, Lucy Taylor 5, Alex Jacob 5, Mandie Beitner 1.
Nipas: Heloise Wilson-Smith 6, Izzy Mcgregor 5, Annita van der Hoeven 1, Jess Andrews 5.
UAE Polo Team: Hazel Jackson-Gaona 8, HH Sheikha Maitha M Rashid Al Maktoum 3, Katie Vickery 3, Milly Hine 4.
French Kiss: Bryony Taylor 5, Capucine Granchi 3, Sophie Granchi 3, Elodie Avarguez 1.