On Sunday 4 July, Beaufort Polo Club hosted their Charity Polo Day in aid of the Even Keel Foundation. Despite the rain showers, 16 players took the field over the course of the day with two matches played.
The first match of the day saw the Even Keel Invitational Team defeat the Army in the Even Keel Charity Polo Match, with Adebayo Karim chosen as Most Valuable Player and Gustav Rausing’s Chalina the Polo Times Best Playing Pony; which was followed by a charity auction which was hugely popular and saw £9,700 raised to support men’s mental health. The International between Frasers England and Ireland saw England take home the win with a narrow 7-6 win, securing The Golden Jubilee Cup, and Charlie Hanbury’s Lovelocks Cubic was chosen as the Polo Times Best Playing Pony.
Charity Polo Match Teams:
Army: Maj Dan Von Barlowen, Lt Freddie Benyon, Capt Will Cecil & 2/Lt George Cadogan
Even Keel: Gunner Miles Underwood, Adebayo Karim, Capt Paul Erhahiemen & Gustav Rausing
International Test Match Teams:
Frasers England (15): Luke Wiles (4), Ollie Cork (4), Tommy Severn (4) & James Emlyn (3)
Ireland (15): Dom Lodge (3), Charlie Hanbury (4), Freddie Horne (4) & Max Hutchinson (4)
Photograph: Even Keel Invitational team secured a win against the Army team. By Marcos Cerdeira