England will play the United States for the Westchester Cup at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on Saturday 28th July.
The International Day has always been one of the highest profile sporting events in the British Polo summer calendar and as always this world-class day will be one of the stand-out social events of the year.
The Westchester Cup was created in 1876 and is always played for by teams from the USA and England. Following on from last year, a Ladies International, featuring England Ladies will also be on the schedule, highlighting the importance of women’s polo across the globe.
Jamie Morrison, Chairman of the Royal Berkshire welcomed the announcement saying, “We are honoured that what has historically been one of the most prestigious and historic events of the polo year, is coming to our club.”
The Club are also delighted to announce that Charlotte Dujardin CBE, three times Olympic Gold Medalist, European and World Champion in the sport of Dressage, will be giving a rare UK masterclass on International Day, as she demonstrates the training techniques that catapulted her onto the world stage, with a range of different horses. The move is part of a long-term strategy by the Club’s Chairman to bring the equestrian disciplines closer together and to encourage new audiences to immerse themselves in Polo.
Jamie Morrison added: “This addition to the proceedings will bring a new audience to the Club who may never have engaged in the sport of Polo, as well as a chance to see the world’s greatest dressage rider up close. We are very excited to have her as part of the day.”
Based at Winkfield, between Windsor and Bracknell the club is set in a 220 acre estate. The club offers six pristine polo fields, the UK’s first all-weather polo arena, stabling to accommodate over 200 horses, two tennis courts, a croquet lawn and an esteemed polo academy.
Founded by the late rock and roll impresario Bryan Morrison, RCBPC has been at the forefront of fashionable society since founding member HRH The Prince of Wales officially opened the club in 1985. Throughout the years, the club and its legendary members’ clubhouse has proved a centre of convergence for Hollywood superstars and rock and roll royalty to bond over a love of polo without the antiquated social barriers of traditional clubs.
To find out more about the club and to buy tickets to attend the International Day visit www.rcbpc.com