WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE, England- The Westchester Cup was played over the weekend at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor, Berkshire, England. After a four-year hiatus from the celebrated international match, England accepted a challenge from the United States this past spring, who has held the trophy since 1992 (winning in '92, '97, '09, and '13). England kept the trophy home with a 12-6 victory. The dominating performance was followed by another challenge by the U.S. to play the match next year on American soil. “We were all very hopeful going into the game and positive, but the fact of the matter is that any time you are on foreign land it’s really difficult,” said U.S. Team member Nic Roldan. Jeff Hall, U.S. Team member and Team Lucchese captain, also began to look forward to next year's challenge, “They beat us forward and backwards. I knew it was going to be really tough and it didn’t work out for us today. I will be remembering this one and thinking about challenging them next year.”
The Westchester Cup is a historic rivalry between the U.S. and England that dates back to 1886. The tournament has been played a total of 18 times, with the Americans holding a 10-8 advantage, despite England dominating the last 5 contests. The Cup will be played next year on U.S. soil with the Americans looking to end their recent slide.
In addition to sending Jeff Hall, Lucchese was also present as the sponsor of Team USA's shirts and boots.
To watch the re-broadcast, tune in to https://www.eurosport.com/ on August 13, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Helen Cruden
John Muse, born and bred Texan and current Chairman of Lucchese Bootmaker, became interested in polo when he moved to England for business in 1998. As a lifelong athlete and equine enthusiast, Muse’s polo appreciation soon elevated from spectator to player while learning and playing club chukkers at the Ascot Park Polo Club in Berkshire, England. Three years later as a patron, he began playing at the medium goal level. ...