Last week HPC played host to the 90th Anniversary FIP Ambassadors Cup. With the club in its 90th year, as well as club chairman Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers also being current chairman at the FIP, it was fitting that the event was held at the club. Teams were named after many of the original English polo clubs that were in existence 90 years ago.
Teams played the group games at Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's grounds at Billingbear Park in Berkshire. After the hard fought matches the final was decided to be between HPC and Roehampton. The Roehampton team was led by the de By brothers luckily wearing their purple Jacaranda colours.
In the final Roehampton took a resounding lead through their young up and coming professional Tommy Beresford. Beresford riding some impressive horses controlled the field. In the second half though it was HPC’s own Charlie Wood who mounted the comeback for the HPC team. Wood put HPC within touching distance of the win but sadly it was not to be for his team with Roehampton taking the trophy.