From the immaculate lawns of Cirencester to the sun-drenched fields of Sotogrande (pictured above), polo is a firm favourite of the Resource team. Watching, mingling and imbibing, rather than playing, just to be clear.
Having recently moved offices to the glimmering heights of Canary Wharf, we thought our next fill of polo wouldn’t arrive until the summer season began. However, Thursday 24 February sees the largest display of arena polo in the UK at the formidable 02. Arena polo has its own set of rules, with only three players per side and a reduced pitch, meaning an even faster-paced game – and an even more highly charged atmosphere. And as if we need a reason to love it more, the catering is provided by one of our favourite steak restaurants, Gaucho, and the bubbly by our favourite Champagne house, Pommery.
If you’re feeling inspired by the action on the pitch, Ascot Park are giving you the chance to have a go yourself. If that sounds rather energetic, then treat yourself to some retail therapy in the on-site shopping village.
The Gaucho International Polo, Thursday 24 February, The 02, London
International Experience tickets, including access to the VIP Floor, a Champagne reception, five-course Gaucho lunch with matching wines and unlimited Pommery champagne throughout the show, cost £275 + VAT per person. Tel: +44(0)20 8858 7711