Huge congratualtions go to the two polo teams from Cheltenham Prep, who entered the Schools and Universities Polo Association Junior Arena Tournament at Longdole Polo Club. The Intermediate team of Olliver Callon Hine, Phoebe Channing and Monty Dawson played in the Intermediate section against teams from The Dragon School and Beaudesert Park. The three played extremely well together, starting with a draw against Beaudesert followed by two narrow defeats by The Dragon, and ended up in fourth place.
Our beginners team of Charles Martin and Oliver Smith were joined by Tinky Nelson of Beaudesert and played three chukkas against The Dragon. It was Charles' and Oliver's first tournament and, although nervous the boys played very well, coached along by the umpire, Dan Banks, who teaches the children at our weekly polo sessions. The team finished in second place.
The children all received goody bags full of prizes with Oliver Callon Hine also being awarded the trophy for Most Improved Player. Congratulations to The Prep's teams for playing brilliantly, being well behaved and remaining cheerful during a long and freezing cold morning.