Ogden Polo 2012

Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish Polo Match
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I photographed the Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish Polo Match on what was one of the few sunny sundays we have had this summer.
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POLO TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE UK COMPETE IN
OGDEN OF HARROGATE TOURNAMENT AT TOULSTON.
 
Over six hundred and fifty people were pitch side at the exhilarating finals of the Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish and Silver Jubilee Plate competitions at Toulston Polo Ground last Sunday, 17th June, and in the process raised over £2600 for The Children’s Society.
 
Teams from all over the UK took part in the fiercely competed finals of the three day competition. The day got off to an exciting start when Summit won the Ogden of Harrogate Armada Dish, just beating Beverley Polo Club 5 1/2 – 5. The final of the Silver Jubilee Competition was a nail-biting 6 -5 ½ to Ogden sponsored Leolene Lions, who narrowly secured victory over the Windsor based Mad Dogs.
 
The annual tournament is sponsored by luxury jewellers Ogden of Harrogate, this year in association with prestige car dealers JCT600, who had several high performance cars on display and Ebel watches. Spectators enjoyed a champagne and jazz reception followed by a four-course luncheon in the Ogden enclosure, before settling down to an afternoon of chukkas and a browse of the Ogden of Harrogate boutique.
 
“Ogden of Harrogate has been a major part of this polo tournament for the last seven years and we are really pleased to welcome JCT600 on board as an associate sponsor,” said Ben Ogden, Director of Ogden of Harrogate. “This year a record number of guests attended. Everyone loves the glamorous and relaxed atmosphere and we all had a fantastic day. The increasing popularity of this event demonstrates that even in a difficult economic climate, polo is continuing to go from strength to strength in the North of England and we at Ogden of Harrogate very much enjoy being involved in such an exciting sport.”