May 22nd – 23rd saw the LDF International Polo Weekend with four prestigious teams competing at Chester Racecourse to be crowned King of the Chukkas. The Chester Polo, Stella Artois team retained their title winning with a fantastic golden goal against the Boodles Team. Guests were treated to a great day with sunnier weather and even saw racing champion Willie Carson jump onto the Best Playing Pony.
As sponsors, LDF were delighted to attend the event and were joined by Polo VIP competition winner Stephanie Cheadle, who indulged in a variety of prizes designed to make her Polo experience, a day to remember. Stephanie expressed her delight at attending:
“Thank you so much for the prize, we had a fantastic day! The luxury hamper was delicious and we were even treated to drinks in the VIP Area. We almost found the silver on the pitch but we were just beaten to it when stamping in the divots.”
LDF charity, Wales Air Ambulance were also involved in the day, informing guests on the lifesaving work they undertake across Wales – they have carried out over 20,000 missions to date. Thanks to the generosity of guests, the Wales Air Ambulance raised over £3400 in charitable donations - a big thank you to all who donated.
The Polo returns this September (4th-5th) with the England International Polo. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit the Chester Racecourse website www.chester-races.co.uk.