Wednesday, 6 November 2013

EUROPE'S BEST ARENA POLO PLAYER


Chris Hyde, Jonathan and Jake Hyde kindly posed for 14-9...
Many thanks guys...



This Saturday, Europe's best arena polo player will play at my polo club, Ascot Park.
Chris Hyde from Saint-Moritz and his son Jake will play under the Black Eagle team, their team.
“Chris is Europe’s highest ever handicapped arena player at 9 goals. He captained the successful England team beating America in February 2013 at Hickstead and also won the St Moritz Snow Polo in January this year with Team Cartier. Chris was then named World Polo Tour Most Valuable Professional Player.”
Take note :
Saturday, the 9 of November
From 12pm. 
It’s free.






Ascot Park Polo Club

Windlesham Road, Chobham
Surrey, GU24 8SN
Tel:  +44 (0) 1276 858 545


39 comments:

  1. I am impressed. Amy

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  2. Well done them! although they look like a safari hunters. Sarah

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    1. We have to wear knee pads to protect ourselves when playing (the same for the summer polo). It is not very glamorous I must say...Best, Sixte

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  3. Nice pics, Sixte. Janice

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  4. Hey Sixte, are you on one of the photos? Di

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    1. No, sorry Di. The tournament I took on pics was with Chris Hyde, so a very high goal tournament nearly with professional only... Best, Sixte

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  5. Is this wet weather good for playing polo? It must be a messy game in the mud. Karen

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    1. Yes, it is Karen. But as all outdoor sport...The same with jumping or cross-country eventing, it can become very muddy indeed...Best, Sixte

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  6. You have a talent for taking pictures, Sixte. Pamela

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    1. Thank you very much Pamela, your comment is very nice...Best, Sixte

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  7. I like the horses tails! don't they look cute! Charlie

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    1. Yes Charlie, you are right. We have to do this in order not to entangled the mallet with the long hair from the tails...Best, Sixte

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  8. I will come to watch polo this Saturday. It will be the first time in my life. Rebecca

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    1. Good Rebecca. You have to make a wish now...Best, Sixte

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  9. This will be great to watch "The Best Player" in action. I must say he looks like an overweight daddy. June

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    1. Yes, it is good. It is so different from a tournament. Chris Hyde is a really nice guy. He accepts straight away to pose for the blog while being in a match (it was the end of the 3rd chukka). Best, Sixte

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  10. I think it is going to rain this Saturday, but I will try to come to your club with my family. will they play in the field or in the arena? Lucy

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    1. Good Lucy. You will adore it. It is arena polo season now so it is going to be....in the arena. You cannot miss it though. It is the largest in Europe and just amongst the polo fields... Please bring your picnic...Best, Sixte

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  11. I will definitely come to watch. I will take my best friend with me. Mandy

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    1. That is very good Mandy. Bring something to eat if you wish... I will confirm you the time tomorrow. Best, Sixte

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  12. I am looking forward to some extraordinary polo game. Geraldine

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    1. Yes, you will Geraldine. Please bring your picnic. I will confirm the time of the tournament tomorrow. Best, Sixte

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  13. Hi Sixte, despite the bad weather I will try to be there. Anne

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    1. That is very brave of you Anne, thank you. To be honest, I do hope the weather will not be too, too bad... Bring some food if you wish...Best, Sixte

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    2. The weather was "too bad", but never mind. I know now, where the polo club is. Anne

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  14. I can't wait to watch live polo match!!! Belinda

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    1. Yes. Hope the weather will be with us... I will update tomorrow morning if any change... Please bring something to eat if you wish...Best, Sixte

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    2. Sixte, don't worry. I enjoyed the "champagne challenge". Belinda

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  15. Hurray! I am going to see the real horses and their handsome raiders! See you tomorrow, Gina

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    1. What a shame! I still would like to se some polo in the future. Gina

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  16. Polo is the game of kings. Will I fit in there? Humble Susan

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    1. Hello humble Susan. Oh yes, you will fit. In fact, the game of kings is....horse racing!!! Some people in America suggest that it is polo because of the Queen's cup and all the royal people around... But horse racing were (many years ago) for the kings and Queens (Richard I, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth, etc...). Best, Sixte

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  17. I will dress warm and take an umbrella with me, but I am not missing this opportunity to watch a good polo game. Charlotte

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    1. That is very good Charlotte. It is always nice to have a little bit of fresh air as well...Bring something to eat (and drink) as well. Best, Sixte

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    2. Never mind, Sixte. The English weather... Charlotte

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    3. Thank you Charlotte. Today is such a beautiful day...Best, Sixte

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