Brigadier John Wright, former Chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association, has passed away. He died on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, in Gimmeldingen, Germany, surrounded by his wife Christiane Drewes-Wright as well as his son Peter Wright, a renowned international British umpire.

John Wright had a distinguished military career and was an important personality for the sport of polo over many years. Next to is former position as Chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association, he also acted as Vice President of the Federation of International Polo and as member of the Executive Committee. He managed the Tidworth Polo Club for about twenty years.

Our deepest condolences to his son Peter, to the whole family and close friends.

Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers, President of the Federation of International Polo: “It is with great sadness that the family of international polo bids a fond farewell to its beloved Brigadier John Wright, who died peacefully on Wednesday morning in his sleep after a short but painful battle with cancer. He was a very vital man and a passionate supporter of our sport from grass roots to high goal and he will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. FIP Vice president and member of the Executive Committee, John left an indelible mark on our history. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Christiane, his son Peter and all of his family at this sad time.”