British SUV maker Land Rover presented the British Polo Day India at the Jodhpur Polo and Equestrian Institute from 13th to 15th of December. This is the second consecutive time that Land Rover has hosted the event.
The opening match of British Polo Day India was a first for polo – the inaugural match between Oxford and Jodhpur which, following some strong runs from both sides resulted in an 8-5 win for Jodhpur over Oxford. Day two saw Eton College take on its Indian contemporary, Mayo College for the Land Rover Trophy; a game which Eton won after some excellent game play. There was even a camel polo match between two ladies teams.
The last encounter was of two sides playing for the Hackett Cup – The British Army and The President’s Bodyguard. The Army charged from end to end with some fine strikes and great shots by all players. With a draw looking likely, a foul towards the Indians resulted in a 60-yard penalty. The final shot of the match was a lofted strike between the flags, resulting in a 3-2 win for the Indian team - The President’s Bodyguard.