April 24, 2024


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Goal for IPF inaugural awards

Goal for IPF inaugural awards

THE fledgeling get started up Irish Polo Basis in just a few a long time given that launching has reached a benchmark in presenting achievement awards, celebrating the contributions of youth and entry stage gamers and the people who prepare them.

The inaugural Irish Polo Basis awards commenced with a match between Merry Xmas (in orange) profitable on 12 ambitions to 7 in opposition to Happy New Yr

The award-winning Siobhan Herbst on her home arena ground at Polo Wicklow Ireland

The awards were being introduced previously this thirty day period in Ireland’s only year-round polo facility in Polo Wicklow, notably in the types of sponsorship, females in polo and junior education improvement together with players from the 2022 time who ended up most useful to their regional golf equipment.

Speaking at the awards, IPF founder, director and chairperson as well as currently being Ireland’s Sports activities Council representative for polo and director for Pentathlon Ireland stated that a recognisable program of education is becoming efficiently delivered by specialist providers in expertise schooling. Curraghmore Polo Club’s Kristina White was recognised for her contributions in the target to coach youthful athletes from every county in Eire although April Kent and Siobhan Herbst have damaged new ground in playing across Europe and most not long ago in Argentina.

Polo Wicklow founder Michael Herbst and Irish entrepreneur Caroline Keeling, who sponsored the specially commissioned horse’s head chair she is sitting down on

The IPF Accomplishment Award was presented to James Belfast by Siobhan Herbst for his remarkable expertise growth in polo

“We have been founded for three yrs and in that time we have succeeded in education club instructors,” mentioned James Kennedy. “We have tons of kids in teaching for the proper way to play. We have an e-mastering procedure on our site so most specifically we have training for girls and younger young children and that is our long term.”

The path to sponsorship in the IPF, backed by Hurlingham Polo Association for Eire, the Uk and several countries in Europe has been well and genuinely blazed by entrepreneur and mentor Caroline Keeling, her generosity fuelling important developments in giving chances for younger individuals to engage in polo.

April Kent (still left) and Siobhan Herbst were presented with a specially commissioned award by Maria Inez Dawnay for their successes in promoting Irish polo around the planet. The award was commissioned from trophies initially in the selection of the late Significant Hugh Dawnay by his widow

David Dawnay, son of the late Important Hugh Dawnay introduced the IPF Sponsorship Award to Carolione Keeling

The inaugural awards, sponsored by Tandem craft whiskey and Pynck.com with the support of the IPF, Polo Eire and Polo Wicklow recognised most valuable gamers from polo golf equipment across Eire: Michael Gately was the MVP for Polo Wicklow while the accolade for Bunclody Polo Club went to Paddy Casey. Bishopland Polo Club’s Hazel Valentine was MVP for the County Kildare club, Eamonn Laverty for the All Ireland Polo Club and Kristina White for Curraghmore Polo Club in Waterford.

Kristina White was offered with the Junior Training Award for her attempts in teaching progress for new gamers by IPF founder James Kennedy

The IPF also introduced an achievement award to James Belfast for his abilities advancement in Irish polo.

The Irish Polo Foundation is online at https://www.irishpolofoundation.ie


Tags: Arts & Culture Irish Polo

Picture credits: Kim Mullahey