Some of us were not fortunate enough to have secured Men’s Finals tickets for Wimbledon, however a small group of us enjoyed a fabulous afternoon supporting the Irish Guards at the most prestigious Polo club in the world.
We gathered for drinks in the clubhouse on what must have been one of the hottest days since the summer of 76. A splendid lunch was served by Mossiman’s and afterwards the big match!
The tradition of divot stomping may appear absurd to an onlooker, but it is in fact one of the longest-standing and most important traditions in Polo
Past Master Davies enjoying the spectacle with Liveryman Ann Heywood looking on
Past Master Lamden with his wife Dee
Past Master Bould and Jenna take a moment pose for a picture with Polly
A plethora of visiting Master with consorts and Liveryman Liz Boyling (de Burgh Sidley)
Past Masters Davies and Lamden with Dee Lamden and visiting from Switzerland Liveryman, Mary-Ann Reynolds and her husband
Emma Boyling with Master Plumber Robert Burgon, Master Tax Advisor Morag Loader and her husband Andrew
On the right of the picture Master Constructor, Tony Ward with his wife Jan
from left Gilly Solway, Roy Campbell — Master Cooper, Tim Solwat — Master Upholder and the Master’s lady, Polly
From left, Jenna Bould, Past Master Bould, Liz de Burgh Sidley and her daughter Freeman of the Company Emma Boyling
We were joined by the Master Cooper, The Master Tax Advisor, The Master Plumber, the Master Upholder, the Master Air Pilot and the Master Constructor with their consorts and a number of our faithful Liverymen and families.
The prize goes to Liveryman Mary-Ann Reynolds and her husband for travelling all the way from Switzerland to enjoy this very special event.
Special thanks to Bernard Hornung (of Vintage Port fame) seen here with CEO of the Guards Polo Club, Neil Hobday and the Master, Tony Joyce
And its Good Evening from Her and Good Evening from Him!!