13th NOVEMBER, 2017 | HURLINGHAM POLO ASSOCIATION.
Chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), Stephen Hutchinson, has announced that the date for the 2018 Coronation Cup will be Saturday 28th July, with the event moving the venue to the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
Last year in July, the HPA signed an exciting 5 year agreement with Flannels regarding their wide ranging support of English Polo; from the grass roots where it all began, through the British Junior Polo Championships and the young England games, to the England Ladies and national England team when it plays for the Coronation or Westchester Cup.
Now, the HPA is in process of signing an agreement with the Royal Berkshire which will provide a hub for English polo. As well as providing grounds for themselves, the Royal Berkshire will also in due course be providing a venue for meetings, seminars and coaching.
The Chairman, Stephen in his speech has said that he was delighted to announce about the agreement with the Royal Berkshire to hold next year’s Coronation Cup at the club. Being a great location with excellent facilities it has been a great investment over the last 4 years for him.
Having an excellent relationship over many years with Guards Polo Club, they have been a great partner in staging truly memorable Coronation Cup events together. However, the chairman was keenly aware of the need to embrace the change, for the players, spectators and sponsors.
Keeping in mind what each party has to say on the future, polo strategies were developed and implemented that will endeavor to meet their aspirations while still providing a sustainable future of the game.
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. Innovation has been at our core since our inception and as those who follow polo will know, we have never been afraid to try new things. So we are really looking forward to working more closely with the HPA seeing what we can bring to the Coronation Cup for all those involved.”
We’re looking forward to the most important and a classic event in the polo calendars with a great venue for, a successful tournament and a new exciting experience for HPA and the Coronation Cup as well.