Time for a few chukkas

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Saturday, 21 January 2017, 4:06PM
Tom Morley followed by Dave Miller and Glen Sherriff.
Tom Morley followed by Dave Miller and Glen Sherriff.

A triple-banger is in store for polo enthusiasts next month.

On February 19 the Land Rover NZ Polo Open will be celebrating its 40th birthday in Clevedon.

Also on the menu for fans of the sport is the inaugural Heineken Urban Polo the following Saturday at the Shore Road Reserve in Parnell.

Meanwhile, Wellington will get a taste of the Sport of Kings with Urban Polo on February 11 at Ian Galloway Park.

The VIP launch of the NZ Polo Open, on January 31 at the Northern Club, promises to be a fantastic evening, showcasing the best NZ and international players.

Clevedon promises to be fun for those invited to the VIP marquees and those who choose to buy general admission tickets to the Hill and the bars along the right hand side of the field.

The only VIP ticket the public can buy is for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter marquee, which will be a fun way to spend the day, with proceeds going to a good cause.

The club is recognising a charity that has been of service to injured players.

The player to watch out for is Knight Frank’s Jake Daniels, who will be setting spectators’ pulses racing with his dashing good looks and the players’ pulses racing with his lightning reactions on the field.

Meanwhile, Urban Polo is promising a fusion of sport and music in the city, in a way never seen in New Zealand before.

Tom Morley, Sam Hopkinson and Prince Harry.

As well as showcasing the skill and pace of some of the world’s hottest polo players, Urban Polo will feature a musical line-up of international and local DJs.

The ladies are certainly going to want to be up close to some of the polo stars — the line-up includes Aussie model Sam Stott, 1.98m tall English charmer Tom Morley and Kiwi boy Sam Hopkinson — who has previously saddled up with both Prince William and Prince Harry and has met their father Prince Charles and the Queen. Not bad for a Canterbury lad.