St. Regis International Cup
On Saturday 17 May, Cowdray Park Polo Club hosts The St. Regis International Cup, the first of the Hurlingham Polo Association’s four International polo fixtures in 2014.
The main match is Audi-sponsored England versus a combined South America team.
Who is playing?
Leading the 26-goal handicap Audi England side is Luke Tomlinson, one of England’s two seven-goal players, who will play at back.
England’s other seven-goal professional, James Beim, has been called up to the No3 position.
At No2 is another seasoned international, Mark Tomlinson, playing off six goals.
The No1 position is taken by talented 23-year-old player, Max Charlton (six goals), who made his debut for England at senior level in the St. Regis International Cup in 2013.
With experience and a strong, evenly-balanced team, England are hoping to reverse the 2013 outcome when South America won 11-9.
The 27-goal South American team will be captained by six-goal player and (and international modelling star) Nacho Figueras, who is now returned to full fitness following a fractured pelvis sustained at Cowdray in last year’s St Regis International Cup.
He is joined by:
Guy Gibrat , playing off four goals at No1
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (eight goals) at No2
Eduardo Novillo Astrada, at nine goals the highest ranked player in the match, in the No3 position.
The teams' 26 and 27 goal handicaps mean that the standard of play will be some the highest ever seen at Cowdray Park, which hosts the 22-goal Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup.
A second match of the day is a first for Cowdray Park. The Family Traditions at St. Regis Polo Cup will see St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras back on the field alongside his 14-year-old son Hilario as they play for the St Regis side against Hurlingham, with both teams featuring members of notable polo-playing family members.
Cowdray Park Polo Club is known as "the home of polo", and is set in a glorious location in the South Downs, south of Guildford and north of Chichester and Goodwood.
An afternoon at polo can be complemented by a wide range of activities on the Cowdray Estate, and other attractions close by include Petworth Park, located in a small town of stylish antiques and interiors shops.
Click on video above to see 2013 St. Regis International at Cowdray Park
Saturday 17 May 2014
11am Gates Open
Shopping Village, funfair, bars, and catering open all day
2.30pm England vs. South America for the St. Regis International Cup
4pm The St. Regis Family Traditions match
Followed by prizegiving
Cowdray Park Polo Club
£15 per head
Under-12 year olds free.
Book tickets a party of ten (£15) and get a pitch-side parking and picnic spots with parking for two cars.
Advance ticket booking has now closed - tickets are available on the gate.
Midhurst is about 1 1/4 hours drive from southwest London. The nearest train station is Haslemere, with fast trains from Victoria.
Ticketing and match information:
01730 813 257
01798 215 007