HAC 105 Polo Day - 8 Sept 2012

Lifted from the official page at HAC Polo

The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is proud to host The IG Index HAC 105 Polo Invitational, a three match exhibition polo event in aid of the Regimental Charity – The HAC Benevolent Fund. The event will be held on

Saturday 8th September 2012 at Ham Polo Club
, Richmond, London.

In 2011 the event drew a crowd of 900+ spectators and raised much needed funds for the HAC Benevolent Fund. And to top it off the HAC – “The oldest regiment in the British Army” – celebrates its 475th anniversary from August 2012.

We’re pleased to announce that the regiment has adopted the day as one of its flagship community engagement events and as such its a great opportunity to see some of the fantastic aspects of the HAC. So ensure you put Saturday 8th September 2012 in your diaries.

This year will see teams play for the honour of a number of beautiful trophies (kindly provided by Mappin & Webb) and the main match sees The Hackett Army Team compete for the “105″ (A 105mm brass cartridge used to fire an artillery round from a standard British Army field gun). The day will also feature matches between the HAC and the RAF and Army Reserve teams.

Apart from the frenetic and exciting polo there will also be a display by the HAC Pikemen & Musketeers, a tent pegging display by the HAC Light Cavalry, Music by the HAC Band and Corps of Drums, HAC Light Guns, the Horsebox Gallery and food and drink stands.

Official Page: HAC 105
Tickets on sale: Buy Tickets

Provisional timings* are as follows:

11:00 Gates Open

11:30 HAC Saddle Club Vs RAF

12:00 HAC Lunch (Clubhouse & Enclosure)

12:40 HAC Band (Marching Display)

13:00 The IG Index “105″ – IG Index HAC (Arras) Vs Hackett Army Team

13:55 HAC Pikemen & Musketeers display

14:15 IG Index HAC (Bullecourt) Vs Army Reserves

15:10 HAC Light Cavalry Tent Pegging display

15:30 HAC Corps of Drums (Static Display)

16:30 HAC Band (Marching Display)

16:50 Prize Giving

17:00 Close of Polo

17:30 Onsite After party with DJ’s and bars.

00:00 Close

*Timings are subject to confirmation.

The Nearest Tube and Train Station to the Polo Club is Richmond. To get to the club from there by Taxi takes 5 minutes, alternatively the Number 65 bus stops outside the club gates. Walking along the river from Richmond takes 25 minutes.

Clubhouse: Gentlemen - jacket and tie. Ladies - dress to above knee.
Grounds: Smart Casual
NO SHORTS – Male or Female allowed, designer or otherwise.
Smart jeans permitted.


Thanks to the good people at Force Protection (General Dynamics) there'll also be an opportunity to have a close look at the new Foxhound vehicle.


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Get amongst it everyone, it's an awesome day out. As one would expect from an event like this, it's worth the effort just for the piss up and top quality fanny on the sidelines, apparently there is also some horse thing going on too if that floats your boat.


As usual I'll be easy to spot, look for the pink chinos.


I've been for the last 3 years. Each time has been a great day out. Even with the pants weather last year.

Any excuse to get on it.


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Kin hell, just seen this, I'll pop along again :)
The Hackett Army team to take the field in the hallowed red shirts will be;
1. Maj Ben Marshall RGR
2. Capt Folarin Kuku GREN GDS
3. Lt Doug White QRH
4. 2Lt (Ret'd) Nick Swift GREN GDS

They will play IG Index HAC Arras
I'll go if the weather is good :)
Well Long term forecast (for what its worth) is saying it may be sunny it may be showery but in the SE temperatures are likely to be slightly above average.
Oh... and in other news:
The RAF have now confirmed their team for the day:
1. Flight Lieutenant Ellie Hoogewerf (-1)
2. Flight Lieutenant Vicky Woodhead (0)
3. Group Captain (Ret) Affi Ashraf (0)
4. Wing Commander Martin Adcock (0)

The RAF will play the HAC Saddle Club Team.


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Good. Shall we make it the usual day outing, with quiche, bubbly and other treats? Get Dingerr along, and the one with the great boobies that PA likes so much :)
Change of plans now ;-)


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We got tickets weeks ago too - maybe we could gate crash for those quiches :)

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Good. Shall we make it the usual day outing, with quiche, bubbly and other treats? Get Dingerr along, and the one with the great boobies that PA likes so much :)
me you mean????? :)

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