Review of Kencot Polo Demonstration Friendly and Dog Show Saturday 27th July 2019
A good crowd turned up to enjoy the demonstration polo friendly match and dog show on Saturday July 27th. Steve Corker gave us an explanation of the rules of polo and showed us a polo pony ready to take part in the upcoming friendly match.
Eight local players took part in the friendly, which was played on a much smaller field for demonstration purposes, and Lynda Walker gave a running commentary as the game developed. One team wore ‘leavers’ shirts and the other team wore ‘remainers’ shirts.
The winning team was awarded a massive silver cup and a bottle of fizz courtesy of Asthall Farm. Thanks go to Lynda and Nigel Walker, Steve Corker and Deirdre Cordwell for organising the match and the players, and working hard to fill in the numerous rabbit holes prior to the match. Thanks also to the villagers who helped them with the rabbit hole assault (much helped by copious refreshments!)
The dog show was great fun. There were seven classes, ranging from the best sausage catching dog to the dog the judges, Janet Wheeler and Bea Gilbert, would like to take home
( they decided all the dogs were winners so they all got rosettes!)
Thanks go to Geraldine Davey for designing and setting out the dog agility course ( which also became a small people agility course!) and also for organising the dog show.
Richard Wheeler was the brilliant sound engineer for the day, and Simon and Caroline White with John Coxeter ran the barbecue. Hilary Bradshaw and Jay Mathews organised the bar which was expertly run by Mark and Jayne Hodds and their family.
The raffle was organised by Janet Wheeler and Gill Cox and ably assisted by Stella Chapman.
Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this lovely community event so successful.
Report by Jay Mathews
Photo Bea Gilbert