Polo at the Manor 2016 - Event Summary
More than 3,000 people – including celebrities Lydia Bright, Gethin Jones, Susie Amy and Josie Gibson – enjoyed a glamorous afternoon of sporting action at Polo at the Manor 2016.
Special guest Lydia, star of the hit reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex, chose to continue her summer celebrations by sipping Champagne Jacquart and cocktails with her family while watching the exciting polo matches on the day.
Joining her were around 1,000 hospitality guests, who quenched their thirst with Champagne and Pimm’s, before enjoying a three-course lunch and afternoon tea in a huge marquee pavilion, and gourmet picnic hampers in the adjoining private pods.
Many more spectators lined the other three sides of the polo field and tucked into delicious picnic boxes as they watched two fast-paced exhibition matches organised by the prestigious Cirencester Park Polo Club.
The matches featuring international players from Argentina, England and Wales saw Team Bulmers emerge as victors against Team Champagne Jacquart, and Team MLM Cartwright triumph over Team Pepsi Max.
The glamorous guests participated in the traditional half-time custom of ‘treading the divots’ between matches and a best-dressed competition sponsored by Capital FM treated the stylish winners to luxury overnight stays at the resort.
A Polo Village for spectators featured live music, bars and food outlets including a Taste of Cen with 2013 MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen, and gourmet hot dogs at the Dog'n'Bubbles hut.
The fun continued onto the evening with an exclusive Pepsi Max After Polo Party in the Resort Hotel's glittering Caernarfon Ballroom.
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