Polo youngsters have two reasons to cheer

Local riders won the two junior sections at the recent Pony Club polo championships held at Cowdray Park.

Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:28 pm
Junior winners at the polo club championships

Three players were in both teams and two are from the Midhurst and Petworth areas.

It is a very rare occurrence for players to be involved in the teams winning both sections.

In the Handley Cross section for riders aged nine to 14 on a Pony Club pony, Cowdray White beat Beaufort Blue.

The team comprised Rufus Uloth, 12, from Iping; Beanie Bradley, 12, from Graffham; William Drewitt, 12, and Wilbur Millard.

In the Surtees section for riders aged nine to 14 riding polo ponies Cowdray Hunt White beat the Cottesmore Hunt in a dramatic final on the hallowed Lawns 1 ground.

The team also included Uloth, Bradley and Drewitt and was completed by Freddie Pritchard.

This homegrown talent is very exciting for the development of polo in the area.

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