UK polo teams raise charity cash

Summit celebrate polo success, winning the Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish.
Summit celebrate polo success, winning the Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish.

Over 650 people were pitch-side at the exhilarating finals of the Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish and Silver Jubilee Plate competitions at Toulston Polo Ground on June 17, which raised over £2600 for The Children’s Society. The day got off to an exciting start when Summit won the Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish, beating Beverley Polo Club 5 1/2–5. The final of the Silver Jubilee Competition saw Leolene Lions win 6-5 ½ over Windsor-based Mad Dogs.

The annual tournament is sponsored by luxury jewellers Ogden of Harrogate, this year in association with prestige car dealers JCT600, who had several high performance cars on display, and luxury watch brand Ebel. Spectators enjoyed a champagne and jazz reception followed by a four-course luncheon in the Ogden enclosure, before settling down to an afternoon of chukkas and a browse of the Ogden of Harrogate boutique.

“Ogden of Harrogate has been a major part of this polo tournament for the last seven years and we are really pleased to welcome JCT600 on board as an associate sponsor,” said Ben Ogden, Director of Ogden of Harrogate. “This year a record number of guests attended. Everyone loves the glamorous and relaxed atmosphere and we all had a fantastic day. The increasing popularity of this event demonstrates that even in a difficult economic climate, polo is continuing to go from strength to strength in the North of England and we at Ogden of Harrogate very much enjoy being involved in such an exciting sport.”