The History of Guards Polo Club 1955-2005
First Edition 2005
In the original slipcase
9″ X 11″, 117 pages + index, well illustrated throughout
To celebrate 50 years of polo at Smith’s Lawn, Guards Polo Club has commissioned Major J.N.P. Watson to write the definitive history of the sport at Windsor.
Polo correspondent for Country Life for some 20 years, Major Watson meticulously charts the development of Europe’s largest polo club from its humble beginnings in a muddy field in the heart of Windsor Great Park to the present.
Today the club plays host to some of the most famous polo tournaments in the world, including the Queen’s Cup and the Coronation Cup. In-depth chapters on the influence of the Royal Family on the Club and influential players throughout the decades make this publication a must for all polo enthusiasts across the globe. An outstanding collection of illustrations illuminate the text.
‘The most lavish, sophisticated and upmarket book to be reviewed for at least a decade.’ The Guards Magazine ‘The book itself is aesthetically very pleasing being exceptionally well-presented and replete with interesting photographic illustrations.’ ‘Smith’s Lawn is in fact a highly readable work of polo history and those with a genuine interest in the genesis of Guards Polo Club are likely to find it entirely worthwhile.