What could be more quintessentially English during this Jubilee year than enjoying Pimms and a picnic alongside an exciting day of polo, all against the backdrop of one of the finest country houses Yorkshire has to offer?White Rose Polo Club will be returning for the Castle Howard Cup on Sunday 24 June, sponsored by Paladin Capital. This tournament, which offers an ideal day out for all the family, is popular with spectators who come with cars to line the pitch in the beautiful grounds with a special polo picnic. The action begins at 10.30 as White Rose members compete against one another for a club trophy, before a professional club side takes on team Castle Howard in the afternoon in a battle to be crowned Paladin Capital Castle Howard Cup Champion 2012, one of the region’s most prestigious titles of the polo season. This match features some of the strongest players in the region, including White Rose Polo Coach, Tony Wesche, whose handicap of 2 goals places him in the top echelon of Yorkshire. Also playing will be Argentinian professional, Hugo Suarez, who heads up the ex-racehorse retraining programme for the club.
Each year a VIP marquee overlooks the pitch and offers spectacular views of Castle Howard – the perfect backdrop to the day’s exciting polo. VIP guests experience true indulgence in the form of food served by the Star Inn at Harome, washed down with plenty of Champagne – royal treatment at its finest in the most spectacular surroundings.
The gates open at 10.30am and tickets can be booked by phoning Sarah at White Rose Polo on 01430 875767 or by visiting the website www.whiterosepolo.co.uk