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VISIT TO COWDRAY PARK, THE HOME OF BRITISH POLO, MIDHURST
Sunday 13 June 2004

The day brought out a delightful collection of Club cars - thirty-eight in all. True to form, owners and their guests arrived in good time to open their picnic hampers and enjoy lunch in the glorious sunshine.

The progrmme Match Card for the the day's play said 'Welcome to Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club'. A warm welcome was extended to us by Cheryl Bicket, the polo manager, and her staff. The Polo Club provided numerous signboards directing Club members to their reserved area, which overlooked the polo field. As requested by the staff we lowered our picnic umbrellas, just in case they flapped around and scared the ponies. The play began promptly at three o'clock.

Polo was fantastic. Fast play by high handicap players competing for the High Goal Exhibition Match and the Tatham Cup kept everyone enthralled. The following match, which included two well known lady players, Lady Clare Milford and Carolyn Butler, was a great 'friendly' game.

By this time the ice cream van was very much in demand, Ted Meachem having his fair share of the vanilla pods! (He was given special permission by the Chairman and BW1 to change into his 'Colonial' shorts and long socks even though we were worried in case he scared the ponies!)

It was good to stretch our legs by walking across the polo field between chukkas to tread in the divots. Several of us then wandered into the Members' marquee for a cold beer or Pimms with all the trimmings. A truly memorable day.

Dennis Windows - Committee Member / Magazine Editor


Polo at Cowdray
 
Photos: Kanchan McAllister