- 11th July 2016
Groom Of The Month
Congratulations to Javier Fiel, groom to Facundo Pieres, pictured here with our very own Chris Adkins and Facundo, for winning the Tally Ho Farm and Guards Polo Club Groom of The Month Award for May. The award recognises the hard work and dedication and top standards of the army of grooms behind the scenes who care for all the ponies that make the game possible.Permalink
- 27th May 2016
Organised by the Lions Club of Windsor
By kind permission of the Crown Estate Commissioners you have a rare and fantastic opportunity to ride your horse in the Windsor Great Park. A magnificent and unique day riding through some of England’s most beautiful scenery, comprising of a jumping and non jumping courses to accommodate all standards of riding, check out our video. Entry fees are £40 per adult and £20 per junior (under 16). Go towww.windsorlions.co.uk for more info and booking your place.
- 16th November 2015
Save The Date!
Save the date....
Thursday 10th November 2015 for late night Christmas shopping at Tally Ho Farm. There are mince pies and champagne while you shop and lots of bargains to be had! We will also be drawing the lucky winner of our Horseware competiton that has been running in store.
More special offer details to come....Permalink
- 2nd September 2015
Groom Of The Month Award
The Tally Ho Farm and Guards Polo Club groom of the month award for August has been announced as Hector Zalazar. Hector has worked very hard this season producing and caring for Andrew Dechet's string playing in everything from 2 to 16 goal. The performance of Hector's ponies has been recognised far and wide and was on show last weekend when Andrew's Kildare Team won the Guards Duke of Cornwall Trophy.
Well Done Hector!Permalink
- 1st July 2015
Reading Polo 2014 - 2015
2015 was one of the best years for Reading at SUPA. It was the first time we had entered into the highest levels, so taking home the Upper Intermediate trophy was truly spectacular..... We're already thinking of entering the open next year!The Novice 1 team began quite messily but after grappling together they brought out their top form for the final with a fast and challenging match and came out on top to take home the silverware.The combined team included Exeter's Charley Howell and Oxford Brookes' Charlie Coundley who joined two of the novice 1 players and went on to win all four chukkas and the trophy! Altogether a fantastic result and we only hope to do even better next year!Permalink
- 4th June 2015
Groom of the Month May 2015 announced
The winners of the first Tally Ho Farm Nutrition and Guards Polo Club Groom of the Month Award has been announced! Congratulations to Sophie and Ellie who care tirelessly for James Harper's polo ponies. Their implacable pony welfare, presentation and conditioning of James' ponies impressed the judges over the course of May. Stay tuned for June's winner who will be announced later this month!
- 27th May 2015
Glittering night of celebration at The Polo Awards
10th Annual Polo Awards 2015
The 10th Annual Polo Awards was this year held at Guards Polo Club. Perrier-Jouët Champagne and a three-course dinner delighted 300 guests and enabled them to celebrate the achievements of the 2014 season in fine style.
The night kicked off with Chris Adkins of Tally Ho Farm presenting Max Charlton The Tally Ho Farm Most Outstanding British Professional for the second year running. He later celebrated his win with a spectacular dance-off against Charlie Wooldridge.
An up-and-coming, Jack Hyde of Zacara, took home The Talacrest Young Player of the Year Award, and a generous bursary of £15,000. The Most Outstanding High Goal Patron went to Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddhahaprabha in the first season of his King Power team, who reflected on their Gold Cup defeat with good grace, "We tried so hard to be in the Final of The Gold Cup and we did that, and though we eventually lost, I know we achieved something."Permalink
Adolfo Cambiaso won three awards. As well as being presented with Awards for The Most Outstanding High Goal Team along with his Dubai teammates Rashid Albwardy, Diego Cavanagh and Ali Paterson, he also went home with the Most Outstanding High Handicap Player Award, and a spot on the Thai Polo Club World Dream Team alongside Augustin Merlos, Gonzalito Pieres and Pite Merlos.
Urs Schwarzenbach, patron of Black Bears, received a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.
As always, the magnificent HPA Victor Ludorum Trophies were awarded for the previous season at 6, 8, 12, 15 and 18 goal levels, to the well deserving Rigby & Rigby, AFB, Black Eagles, Cadenza Juniors (who last year won the 12 goal accolade) and Dell Park, whose Nikolai Bahlsen told us winning the award was, "Very special."
- 15th May 2015
Guards and Tally Ho Farm creates Grooms Award
The unsung heroes of every polo game are the grooms. Guards Polo Club, in conjunction with Tally Ho Farm, is making sure that this season their skill and dedication is recognised through the creation of a new awards series. The Guards Tally Ho Farm Grooms Award will be presented each month from May through to September for the most outstanding groom. The judging panel, which includes Guards Polo Club’s Polo Manager Antony Fanshawe, Club vet Holly Baird and Tally Ho Farm founder Jeff Thomas, will be looking for exceptional string turn-out, well ordered and tidy pony lines and excellent pony welfare management.
The winning groom will receive £150, a review in Guards Polo Club’s 2016 Yearbook and the knowledge that their contribution to this great game has been publicly recognised.Permalink