Polo is probably called “the sport of kings” because it’s so terribly expensive to take part.
Not only do you need a string of horses in perfect condition and the means to transport them but even if your team wins the prize is usually a silver cup and a pat on the shoulder from whichever member of the aristocracy is dishing them out that day.
What a privilege, then, to be able to watch a top polo challenge taking place and enjoy a fantastic lunch in beautiful surroundings for just £75. Yes that’s what Hospitality Action – our industry charity – has laid on for anyone who would care to join us on Sunday 9th September 2012 at the Beaufort Polo Ground near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, right next to Westonbirt Arboretum.
The day includes a champagne reception, 3 course lunch prepared by four leading chefs from the region (Martin Burge of Whatley Manor, Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park, Michael Croft of Calcot Manor and Sam Moody of the Bath Priory) wines, afternoon cream tea and of course the polo itself. You can expect to meet a couple of hundred people, many from the hospitality industry, and the knowledge that profits are going to help those from the hotel and catering trade who find themselves in crisis.
Please book your place (a table of ten costs just £700) by calling Guiliana Vittiglio on 020 304 5504 or visitwww.hospitalityaction.org.uk