At the picturesque Black Bears River Ground just outside Henley-on-Thames the British Polo Day Charity Cup took place in favour of four chosen charities. Over £70,000 (approximately 80.000 EUR) was raised through iBid interactive auction system for Head Injuries Through Sports, The Indian Head Injury Foundation, The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund and WheelPower.

At the high-goal encounter British Polo Day Charity Cup Aron Harilela (+1), Tom Hunt (+5), Rob Archibald (+6) and Simon Keyte (+6) of team The Commonwealth won by 6-5 against team British Exiles with Max Gottschalk (+1), George Meyrick (+5), Max Charlton (+6) and James Harper (+6). Rob Archibald scored the deciding goal in last 15 seconds of the match.

This match was followed by the fight for the Hacket Cronan Trophy. Team Eton with Tristan Phillimore (+1), Guy Schwarzenbach (+2), Alex de Lisle (+3) and Clifton Wrottesley (0) won by 6-5 against Vishwaraj Singh Bhati (0), Dhananjay Singh Rathore (+1), Raghavraj Singh (+2) and Bhawani Singh Kalvi (+3) of team Jodhpur Polo.

Over 30 great British brands and companies came together to support the event, including Harry’s of London, Ettinger, Johnstons of Elgin, The Grosvenor Stationary Company, Jo Loves, Charbonnel et Walker, Roxtons Field Sports, Charles Russell, Pimms, Firefly and Fever Tree. The exclusive invitation only event was also attended by His Highness Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur.

Gaj Singh II: “The British Polo Day celebrates friendships, be it among old school friends or between countries. British Polo Days have an extraordinary track record of raising significant funds that mean something to the founders, their patrons and the players.”


The teams:
The British Polo Day Charity Cup
The Commonwealth (+18)
Aron Harilela (+1)
Tom Hunt (+5)
Rob Archibald (+6)
Simon Keyte (+6)

British Exiles (+18)
Max Gottschalk (+1)
George Meyrick (+5)
Max Charlton (+6)
James Harper (+6)

The Hacket Cronan Trophy
Eton (+6)
Tristan Phillimore (+1)
Guy Schwarzenbach (+2)
Alex de Lisle (+3)
Clifton Wrottesley (0)

Jodhpur Polo (+6)
Vishwaraj Singh Bhati (0)
Dhananjay Singh Rathore (+1)
Raghavraj Singh (+2)
Bhawani Singh Kalvi (+3)


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