Winning The Westchester Cup At The Audi International Polo By Hannah Norman

Image courtesy of Kitty Buchanan-Gregory

Image courtesy of Kitty Buchanan-Gregory

It may have threatened to rain for much of the day, but this is polo country and nothing can truly dampen the spirits here. The Audi International Polo, held at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park, saw the USA take on England for the prestigious Westchester Cup.

The closely fought battle had ended in an 11-11 draw by the end of the sixth chukka, meaning the winning team would be decided in a nail-biting seventh chukka. Both teams were hungry, but in the end, it was the English team, captained by Luke Tomlinson, who emerged victorious. Cue lots of enthusiastic whooping from the grandstands as HRH Prince Charles presented the trophy, which Tomlinson delightedly held aloft.

Image courtesy of Kitty Buchanan-Gregory

Image courtesy of Kitty Buchanan-Gregory

Following the presentation ceremony, private members club Boujis was responsible for putting on a VIP after-party people would never forget. The Luxury Channel rubbed shoulders with male model David Gandy, as we partied the night away to Groove Armada’s fantastic DJ set.

Image courtesy of Boujis and Dave Benett

Image courtesy of Boujis and Dave Benett

Whether you’re a dedicated Polo fanatic, or just discovering the sport for the first time, the International Polo has desperately shrugged off the reputation it has earned in the last few years, making this once again the destination for first-class polo and exciting entertainment. Next year’s event is scheduled to be held on 27th July – get the date booked in your diary now!

To see upcoming events at Guards Polo Club, go to www.guardspoloclub.com. For more informtion about private members club Boujis, go to www.boujis.com. To see more of photographer Kitty Buchanan-Gregory’s work, go to www.kbgphotography.co.uk.