|Waiting for the match to begin!|
Polo in the Park
Guest blogger alert! Hi, it's Emily. On Sunday, my first day here, we went to Cirencester to watch the conclusion of the "Ponting Pot" polo tournament. The Cirencester Park Polo Club is the oldest in England - people have been playing polo on these fields since 1894! We brought a picnic lunch of hummus, pita chips and wine.
|Stables at Cirencester|
Cirencester Park is part of the Bathurst Estate which dates back to 1695. Today the Estate is about 14,000 acres. The building to the right had stables in the back.
|A "lorry" unloading polo ponies|
Even though it looked cloudy the rain held off throughout the afternoon. The Ponting Pot tournament was held on the Ivy Lodge polo field, which is located just in front of the club house.
|Mosaic (in blue and orange) vs. Coxwell (pink and turquoise)|
|Mosaic vs. Coxwell|
|More stomping divots|
|This handsome pup was on his best behavior throughout the match.|
|Future polo players practicing in front of the club house with their foot mallets.|