International polo players Chris Hyde and Jamie Le Hardy have confirmed they’ll be playing in this years Polo on the Beach making it the highest handicapped beach polo match this season!
Handicap: Nine goals
Chris is Europe’s highest ever handicapped arena player at 9 goals. He captained the successful England team beating America in February 2013 at Hickstead and also won the St Moritz Snow Polo in January this year with Team Cartier. Chris was then named World Polo Tour Most Valuable Professional Player. This will be Chirs’ first time to Polo on the Beach and we are delighted to have him playing this year. It really highlights the calibre of the polo which is played on Watergate Bay.
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Jamie Le Hardy
Handicap: Seven goals
Jamie has been playing polo for 25 years, starting at the age of 12. He has played in over 40 countries around the world, captaining both England and Scotland on numerous occasions. He’s won nine national opes during his polo career as well as many other prestigious titles. Jamie is a regular at Polo on the Beach and has been playing for team Joules for the last few years.
Jamie is a Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) Qualified Coach and runs his own Polo tuition school ‘Le Hardy Polo‘. He likes to get involved with lots of sports and loves to surf whenever he can.
We are looking forward to welcoming both Chris and Jamie to Polo on the Beach!