My favourite polo photos of 2015

December 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Here are some shots from my polo photography in 2015. I've been to some delightful venues this season as the polo photographer for Sandhurst, the RAF, Tidworth Polo Club and the Hackett Army Polo Team, I also spent a day as a second shooter for British Polo Day. There have been the superb settings of RAF Cranwell, RMA Sandhurst, Tidworth and Black Bears. I missed out on the beach polo in Cornwall and the Fifield tournaments this year and also didn't get to Ham Polo Club, but I have been busy.  Meteorologically it's been variable, with 35C at Sandhurst for a visit from the Mongolian Army Polo Team and down around 0C for the Tidworth arena. The one near constant has been the rain, if there's polo, there's a good chance it's raining.

Here is the selection.

British Army poloHackett Army Polo TeamPolo and events at Tidworth Polo Club<br/><br/>The afternoon consisted of:<br/>Inspire Charity Match<br/>Horse Race<br/>Bicycle Polo<br/>Wheel Chair Race<br/><br/>Parachute display by the REME Parachute Display Team<br/><br/>Pony Club Exhibition Chukka<br/><br/>Indian Cavalry Officers Polo Trophy<br/>CSPA team vs CSPA Challengers<br/><br/>The Hackett Rundle Cup<br/>Royal Navy vs Army<br/><br/>Reception<br/><br/>Commentary was by Col Simon Ledger

Sandhurst poloSandhurst poloThe University Polo Tournament was played at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. <br/>Six teams played in the competition, in 2014, four teams were involved.

British Polo DayBritish Polo Day - in the rainBritish Polo Day

British Polo DayBritish Polo DayBritish Polo Day

British Polo DayBritish Polo DayBritish Polo Day

The Royal Artillery at SandhurstThe Royal Artillery at SandhurstPolo played at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.<br/>Teams were:<br/>Royal Artillery Red<br/>Royal Artillery Yellow<br/>Royal Military Academy Sandhurst<br/>Honourable Artillery Company Saddle Club<br/><br/>Commentary by Col Simon Ledger<br/>Presentations by Major General Stuart Skeates

Best of British PoloBest of British PoloBest of British Polo was played at Tidworth Polo Club on 31st May 2015.<br/>Games included:<br/>The Duke of York's Cup - Royal Navy v Royal Air Force<br/>The Heroes' Cup - injured servicemen play alongside members of the British Army Polo Team<br/>The Best of British Under 25s - 16 goal polo<br/><br/>Sponsors were Hattingly Valley Wines, Cayenne Asset Management, Wilsons Solictors LLP and Winterflood Securities.<br/>The event was held in support of Help for Heroes, and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.<br/>Commentary was provided by Col Simon Ledger.

Best of British PoloBest of British PoloBest of British Polo was played at Tidworth Polo Club on 31st May 2015.<br/>Games included:<br/>The Duke of York's Cup - Royal Navy v Royal Air Force<br/>The Heroes' Cup - injured servicemen play alongside members of the British Army Polo Team<br/>The Best of British Under 25s - 16 goal polo<br/><br/>Sponsors were Hattingly Valley Wines, Cayenne Asset Management, Wilsons Solictors LLP and Winterflood Securities.<br/>The event was held in support of Help for Heroes, and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.<br/>Commentary was provided by Col Simon Ledger.

The Hackett Rundle CupThe Hackett Rundle CupPolo and events at Tidworth Polo Club<br/><br/>The afternoon consisted of:<br/>Inspire Charity Match<br/>Horse Race<br/>Bicycle Polo<br/>Wheel Chair Race<br/><br/>Parachute display by the REME Parachute Display Team<br/><br/>Pony Club Exhibition Chukka<br/><br/>Indian Cavalry Officers Polo Trophy<br/>CSPA team vs CSPA Challengers<br/><br/>The Hackett Rundle Cup<br/>Royal Navy vs Army<br/><br/>Reception<br/><br/>Commentary was by Col Simon Ledger

RAF poloRAF poloPolo played at RAF Cranwell on Saturday 23 May 2015 and Sunday 24 May 2015<br/>The Cranwell Polo Tournament is the traditional start of the military polo season.<br/>Teams for the 2015 tournament were:<br/>Vale of York Polo Club<br/>Leadenham Polo Club<br/>Rutland Polo Club<br/>Ham Polo Club<br/>Army Reserves Polo Team<br/>The Hackett British Army Development Team<br/>RAF Cranwell Polo Club<br/>RAF Hurricane Polo Team<br/>tlmNEXUS RAF Polo Team

 

More rainMore rainThe Adjutant General's Corps Polo Cup 2015<br/>Polo played at Tidworth Polo Club on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2015<br/>Comentary was by Col Simon Ledger<br/>Prizes were presented by Col Andrew King<br/><br/>The gallery on my web site is at this location<br/>http://www.petermeadephotography.com/agc15

GroomsGroomsBest of British Polo was played at Tidworth Polo Club on 31st May 2015.<br/>Games included:<br/>The Duke of York's Cup - Royal Navy v Royal Air Force<br/>The Heroes' Cup - injured servicemen play alongside members of the British Army Polo Team<br/>The Best of British Under 25s - 16 goal polo<br/><br/>Sponsors were Hattingly Valley Wines, Cayenne Asset Management, Wilsons Solictors LLP and Winterflood Securities.<br/>The event was held in support of Help for Heroes, and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.<br/>Commentary was provided by Col Simon Ledger. A reception after the poloA reception after the poloPolo played at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst during the Heritage Day.<br/>Visiting Teams were Oxford University and Harrow School. <br/>The Sandhurst Polo Club played in the first game against Harrow School and the Hackett Army Polo Team played Oxford University<br/><br/>Commentary was by Col Simon Ledger.<br/><br/><br/>Further images are available here http://www.petermeadephotography.com/shd15<br/><br/>For licencing enquiries use this link http://www.petermeadephotography.com/contact.html The star of the show is always the horseThe star of the show is always the horsePolo and events at Tidworth Polo Club<br/><br/>The afternoon consisted of:<br/>Inspire Charity Match<br/>Horse Race<br/>Bicycle Polo<br/>Wheel Chair Race<br/><br/>Parachute display by the REME Parachute Display Team<br/><br/>Pony Club Exhibition Chukka<br/><br/>Indian Cavalry Officers Polo Trophy<br/>CSPA team vs CSPA Challengers<br/><br/>The Hackett Rundle Cup<br/>Royal Navy vs Army<br/><br/>Reception<br/><br/>Commentary was by Col Simon Ledger

 


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