BEAUFORT Polo Club hosted the popular Gloucestershire Festival of Polo last weekend.

Spectators were treated to action-packed polo and arena displays, enjoyed the tented shopping village and traditional funfair at one of the greatest events in the polo calendar.

On day one Olympic, World and European Championship medal winning dressage rider Laura Tomlinson MBE, started the Festival’s action on the Swinhay No 1 Field, with ‘An Insight to Dressage’ display.

In the first polo match of the day, famous faces took to the field for the Beaufort Celebrity Polo Match sponsored by Gray & Farrar and in aid of LAP Research.

Players included Made in Chelsea cast members George Amor and Francis Boulle, plus multi-Olympic medal winning track cyclist now Amateur Jockey, Victoria Pendleton CBE, who made this her third year playing in the Celebrity Match.

It was the All Stars who came out on top with a 4 – 1 win against the Diamonds team.

The Swinhay International Test match saw Flannels England take on Ireland for a chance to raise the Golden Jubilee Trophy.

During the match Beaufort’s own Mark Tomlinson impressed the crowds by sending the ball long across the ground allowing youngsters Josh Cork and Henry Porter a chance to excel and notch up the score board in England’s favour.

As the bell sounded to signal the end of the match, it was a win for Flannels England for the second year in a row.

On the second day of the festival The Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy took place.

The polo match helps raise funds and awareness for two important charities: The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity which HRH The Duke of Cambridge supports as President, and Centrepoint, of which His Royal Highness is Patron.

The Duke took to the field as a member of the Maserati team, and the team held the advantage of their successful start and ran out ultimate winners 6 – 5½ .

Off the polo field, visitors to the Festival of Polo had the chance to see arena displays including a fascinating Gundog Demonstration by Mullenscote Dog Training Centre and a Falconry Display by Ben Long of The Falconry School.

Mark Tomlinson, one of the Directors of the Club said “The Festival was one of the most successful we have had and on behalf of the family here at Beaufort I would like to thank all the sponsors, in particular Swinhay and Maserati who were our two title sponsors for the weekend.

"On a personal note it is always a privilege to play for England, especially on my home ground and what a contest we had with Ireland!

"Thank you to HRH the Duke of Cambridge for playing the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy with us once again and everyone involved should be very proud to have raised such an impressive amount for the two main Charities; Centrepoint and The Royal Marsden”.