The Polo Day



Last week, you probably would have seen the huge number of social media posts and blogs written about the Langman Cup Polo Tournament which took place last Saturday. What a day it was!

The Cup was being played in honour of Roy Langman and was organised by his daughter and Ingrid’s sister Charlotte. We arrived at Epsom Polo Club, and the ground had been transformed with food and drink stalls with a few classic cars! Whilst sipping our champagne and swallowing our oysters the first event of the day started. This was a classic Alfa Romeo racing one of the polo ponies, I thought that it was obvious the car would win, but, I could not have been more wrong! With the car skidding in the mud, the horse ran to victory in front of a big crowd!

There was such delicious food to keep us full through the day. There was a Farmyard Kitchen offering everything from burgers and chips to fajitas, for more of a snack there was a focaccia van and of course there was the amazing Oyster bar for those who fancied something a bit different! Tattinger were keeping us hydrated all day with their very drinkable champagne…

The first polo match took place; it was the HAC against Epsom Polo Club which was a really well fought match and Epsom Polo Club just managed to keep the lead and go on to win the game. After a few more glasses of champagne and some crisps courtesy of the Cox Family, it was time for the big, highly anticipated Joyce vs Guiness polo match!

Joyce (in the light blue polo shirts) took the lead and went on to win amazing prizes, including magnum bottles of Tattinger, trophies galore and of course rosettes. The prizes, kindly donated by various companies and people were fantastic!

As well as the prizes for the polo matches being amazing, the raffle prizes were even better! One lucky winner found themselves with a stay in a five star resort in Jamaica. Other prizes included ‘The World’s Best Chocolate Cake’, a polo lesson and a crate of Tattinger champagne. Unfortunately the JG team didn’t manage to win any of these!

The day was just fantastic, it was a Saturday which was really well spent with friends and family in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Thank you so much to Charlotte for organising such a wonderful day and we do hope that we will get the invite for next year!