Hurlingham Magazine – Summer Issue
The dominant themes in this Summer issue are history and family. On the cover is a portrait of John Cowdray painted in 1983 by Brian Organ. Lord Cowdray was instrumental in resurrecting the game after the war in England. He played a major part in developing the Cowdray Park Polo Club and in re-starting the Coronation Cup in the Fifties. In Features, we celebrate 100 years of polo at Cowdray and the centenary of the Coronation Cup. Clare Milford Haven reports on the legacy of Lord Louis Mountbatten and the thrill of winning the Mountbatten Cup, which I was lucky enough to win as well (see below) in 2006. In Profile, Taki Theodoracopulos gives us an entertaining view of Sixties polo in the City of Light. There was plenty of activity on and off of the field! Finally, in Archive, Alex Webbe writes of the only team to win all of their games including the Intercollegiates for four years in row.
The other major thread throughout is the young and what they are doing in polo. We start off in Ponylines with the first all-black team to win the Interscholastic in the United States. For Love of my Life, Tori Wayman recounts how she bought La Fortuna – inducted into the Hall of Fame as one of the best ponies – for a penny and a kiss! Want to find out how to improve communications with your children? Have a look at Martin Armstrong’s piece on family polo in Talk.
In Action we cover, among others, the Florida season (Lechuza Caracas was the dominant team this year), the Townsend Cup, 02 Arena polo and the Copenhagen Cup, which is a new initiative for the schools’ polo at Coworth Park.
In polo the patrons and the parents support the game, for Hurlingham magazine it is the advertisers and I would like to thank all of them for their support!