04:30PM, Wednesday 10 September 2014
The world famous Guards Polo Club had its new ground unveiled on Saturday by the man who started it all off nearly 60 years ago.
Lord Patrick Beresford, the club's first manager in 1955, cut the ribbon on its new Castle Ground at the Flemish Farm complex in Windsor Great Park.
He is pictured with Charlie Wooldridge who was named the 'most valuable player' in the first match played on the ground that day.
The new ground has taken five years to create and includes 100 stables, a Martin Collins equestrian surface, all-weather exercise track and a stick and ball field.
A second, medium-goal ground will be added early in the 2015 season.
Neil Hobday, Guards Polo Club’s chief executive said at the opening: “The completion of our Flemish Farm project will now allow the club to host more of its high-goal polo on its own grounds.
"It also provides us with the perfect private location to host charity matches.”
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