Balmy summer sunshine amidst the rolling Surrey Hills provided the perfect backdrop to an entertaining afternoon of thrilling sport as two upcoming polo teams, the DJ Cats and Boscom battled it out in the finals of the inaugural HFS Milbourne Cup which took place at Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Ewhurst on Friday 14 June.
Guests of HFS Milbourne turned out in force to watch these talented mixed teams in action in what was a hard fought match, with the DJ Cats only securing victory in the final few minutes of play. Top England players Claire Donnelly and James Glasson impressed onlookers with their skilful play and fast pace, whilst England team mate Tarquin Southwell provided the running commentary whilst captivating guests with an introduction to the ‘sport of kings’ complete with props and colourful anecdotes from the intriguing world of international polo.
Rod Milne, joint managing director of HFS Milbourne says “If you consider that you can fit nine football pitches into one polo pitch you can really appreciate the skill and stamina of the players and the ponies. Polo is a great spectator sport and the speed, strength and manoeuvrability of the ponies is quite a spectacle. The event has been an excellent opportunity for us to relax with our colleagues and business associates in a relaxed environment, the perfect way to spend such a fine summer’s day.”