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Chestertons Polo in the Park – 3rd to 5th June 2016

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Hurlingham Park is intrinsically linked to the playing of Polo in England, the game was established here in 1874. Before the Second World War it was the headquarters of Polo and the scene of numerous major competitions, most notably the matches between England and the United States of America.

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Since 2009, when Polo returned to Hurlingham, the Polo in the Park has grown into one of the more unusual London summertime events. It is based around the format of fast and furious Polo but is also very much a social event with a shopping village, food outlets, bars and gardens to enjoy. Whilst the event caters for the adults, it also features a number of events for the children  most notably the  ‘Pitch Invasion’ which is a children’s party.

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If you are new to the sport, Chestertons Polo in the Park has simplified the traditional rules of polo so that newcomers will be able to follow the action without any prior knowledge of the game. There will Polo matches every day with the Finals played on the Sunday.

Friday 3rd June : International Friday

12:00

The Hurlingham Club and Park open

2:30pm

Match 1 – Jnan Amar Polo Club Team Marrakech vs Navigant Team New York

4:00pm

Match 2 – Air Europa Team Buenos Aires vs Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Team Hong Kong

5:30pm

Match 3 – Argentex Team Dubai vs MINT Team London

7:00pm

City AM International Polo Match – ICM Capital Team England vs AwakeConBal Team South Africa

8:30pm

Last orders at the bar

9:00pm

Grounds Close

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Saturday 4th June : Ladies Day

12:00pm

Hurlingham Park opens

2:00pm

Match 1 – Air Europa Team Buenos Aires vs MINT Team London

4:00pm

Match 2 – Argentex Team Dubai vs Jnan Amar Polo Club Team Marrakech

6:00pm

Match 3 – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Team Hong Kong vs Navigant Team New York

7:30pm

Last orders at the bar

8:00pm

Grounds Close

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Sunday 5th June : Family Finals Day       

11:30am

Hurlingham Park opens

11:30am

Pitch Invasion till 1.30pm

2:00pm        RUNNER UP FINAL

3:30pm        SUBSIDIARY FINAL

5:00pm        CHESTERTONS POLO IN THE PARK FINAL

6:15pm        Prize Giving/Trophy Presentation

6:30pm        Last orders at the bar

7:00pm        Grounds Close

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The event is quite informal, however many spectators take the opportunity to dress up a little, although smart casual is the accepted dress code. There are plenty of bars selling a variety of drinks including champagne, Pimm’s and cocktails. Food outlets offer a wide range of choice and there is a shopping village offering a variety of products.

If you are looking for a slightly different London experience, Polo in the Park offers an opportunity  in which to have food and drink in pleasant surroundings watching horses and riders in competition. The finals day is Sunday 7th June when the finals will be played and trophies presented.

For more information, visit the Polo in the Park website here

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