The County Cup FinalSnake Bite were venomous in their attack on the Giraffes, taking them down from the first chukka onwards to finish no less than 9 - 1 ahead and lift - arguably - the most beautiful trophy in polo; The County Cup. Steeped in history, the stunning silver trophy is adorned with the names of past greats right back to 1951. The 2017 final is sure to go down in history though as one of the most convincing wins. The combination of England team regulars James Beim and James Harper - who have been playing the high goal together all season - were a well oiled machine. James's brother Tom Beim stepped in to take the place of David Ashby who was watching closely from the sidelines nursing a fractured collar bone. This only added to the team familiarity and with the Snake Bite boys appearing to read each other's minds, Noon Giraffe were always one step behind and were on the back foot from the start.Max Kirchoff was also playing extremely well and won the Most Valuable Player award.
The Inter Hunt ChallengeWe had a great fun Sunday welcoming The VWH, Cotswold and South Tyrone Hunts for the annual clash of the hunt polo teams. It was the visitors The South Tyrone who lifted the trophy this year and spectators were treated to a parade of the VWH hounds between chukkas.
The Clubhouse will be open on Saturday & Sunday serving Hot and Cold food, to book please call Relish on 01285 658444.
This Weekend at CirencesterFriday 25th August16.00 Foxcote V Syreford in The Ponting Pot on Coombe Farm17.00 Balaclava V Noon Giraffe in The Ponting Pot on Coombe Farm Saturday 26th August11.30 Foxcote V TBC in The Chairman's Cup Semi-Final on Peddington12.30 TBC V Noon Giraffe in The Chairman's Cup Semi-Final on PeddingtonSunday 27th August11.00 TBC V TBC in The Ponting Pot Semi-Final on Savannah12.00 TBC V TBC in The Ponting Pot Semi-Final on Savannah13.30 TBC V TBC in The Jackbarrow Jug Semi-Final on Meadow15.00 TBC V TBC in The Jackbarrow Jug Semi-Final on MeadowMonday 28th August10.00 TBC V TBC in The Ponting Pot Final on Peddington11.30 TBC V TBC in The Jackbarrow Jug Final on Peddington15.00 TBC V TBC in The Chairman's Cup Final on Ivy Lodge16.30 TBC V TBC in The Spring Cup Final on Ivy LodgeMatch details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date games and grounds information and all team players, please see the Polo This Weeksection on the website through the link below or the answer phone message on option 6.
Upcoming Dates for your diary Saturday 9th September - The Kingscote Cup FinalSunday 10th September - The Cheltenham Cup FinalFollowed by ***CHELTENHAM CUP BBQ AND AFTER PARTY***from 6pm with EAT WILD bbq, music and dancing until midnight.Look forward to seeing you this weekendBest Wishes,The Polo Office