Friday and Sunday were spent at the MINT Polo in the Park, at Hurlingham Park, just behind the Hurlingham Club. I went with a few friends, and on Friday we also attended the Veuve Clicquot Launch Party.
I got there around 6pm on the Friday, and managed to see the London V Sydney match, where London won. It was raining so we hung out in the Mahiki tent and watched from there whilst drinking cocktails in Coconuts and Pineapples, before heading to the Harrods food tent to get dinner.
We missed Saturday because we were at the Jack Wills' Varsity Polo, but Sunday was finals day at Polo in the Park so we went and saw London win against Buenos Aires! The final score was 8-7, so it was very very close. We also saw the prize-giving and had a photo with Jamie Morrison from the London team, before drinking the Veuve Clicquot Champagne from their Trophy!
Now, if you want to know the basic rules for Polo...keep reading, but if you want to just look at the photos...scroll down now!
So I'm not hugely knowledgeable when it comes to Polo, but from what I understand, there are three players in each team...each player is allowed three horses throughout the match, but each horse can only be used for two Chukka's so as not to tire it out. Chukka's are the sections of the match, and there are four Chukka's in each match...each one lasts 6 minutes 20 seconds (or was it 30 seconds...?), so each match (depending on extra time and the breaks in between each Chukka where the swap horses etc) should last around 30 minutes. That's basically all I know, so if you want to know more you'll have to look elsewhere :P Oh, and also, Polo originates from India, and was brought to England in the late 1800's, and Chukka is an Indian word. *nods* Also, please correct me in the comments if any of this is wrong!! :/
Enjoy the photos :)
Me with my Mahiki 'Coco Chukka'
The Pina Colada in the Pineapple!
Chris wearing his 'Day One' polo tie, by Hermes.
The delicious Harrods Burger and Wedges! This burger was actually incredible, the bun was toasted and tasted high quality, while the meat was succulent and the salad fresh. And a bargain at £9.50!
Cardigan - Ted Baker
Dress - H&M
Me with John and Asa and the Mint Polo sign.
The beautiful grey horse in the Buenos Aires team!
Chris wearing his 'Day Three' polo tie, by Hermes.
It was raining...hence the yucky frizzy nasty hair I've got going on.
For some reason my face looks really bloated compared to Friday and Saturday's photos...must have been that diet of burger, pizza and ice-cream over the entire weekend. Anywho...
Me: 'Oh hai, can we have a photo?'
Jamie Morrison: 'Of course!'
Me telling him that actually I just want to drink from his trophy...
Me running away with the trophy and giggling with glee at the fact it's filled with Veuve Clicquot champagne...