09/05/12 17:53 Filed in: What's On
England take on the United States in the first outdoor international between the two countries in 15 yearsThe new international UK polo season gets underway at the beautiful Cowdray Park on May 19. Located in Midhurst, West Sussex, at the heart of the South Downs National Park, Cowdray hosts the match between England and the United States in a landmark Test match to be played for the St Regis International Cup. This will be the first time that England has taken on the US in this series of Cowdray internationals and the first time the two countries have met in an outdoor arena for 15 years.
Earlier in the day Young England will face an England ‘Legend’ team in the John Cowdray Trophy making for a full day of exciting polo. The Audi sponsored England team will be Ollie Cudmore playing at no:1, Malcolm Borwick at no: 2, James Beim at no: 3, and at Back will be Luke Tomlinson who also takes on the captaincy.
Last year a 3,000-strong crowd watched the Audi England side take on a combined South American team, backed by the luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre. It was a closely-fought match which saw some great free-flowing polo, but although the England players exhibited great team unity and bags of energy, it was not enough to see off the South American team who achieved a last-minute 9-6 victory.
Tickets cost £15 per person, which includes parking. Under-12s are free. Prime pitchside picnic spots are available at £150, which include tickets for eight adults and guarantee the perfect position for viewing the action. A shopping village, funfair, food and bars add to the attractions.
Tickets or picnic spots can be booked on-line www.cowdraypolo.co.uk or by calling the Polo office on 01730 813257.
All photograpy ©Clive Bennett