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Patrington Haven Equestrian Centre Cup

2006-06-18

Two teams travelled to Patrington for a two chukka exhibition match on Sunday 18th June. We were positioned in between the Barrel Racing and the Jousting, which provided entertainment for the many spectators.

The Vale of York Polo Team was captained by Paul Piddington, with Lisa Piddington and Nicola Thompson and played Stride Electrical, captained by Karen Stimpson with Matt Yeo and Katie Roberts-Stride.

The first chukka saw end to end polo featuring goals from Karen Stimpson and Paul Piddington, which ended the chukka two all. After a hard earned break for both ponies and players the second chukka commenced again with goals from both teams. An excellent near side goal from Katie Roberts-Stride gave them a 4-3 lead, however Nicola Thompson stole a dying last second goal to equalise the match at 4 all, forcing a nail biting penalty shoot out. After 5 straight misses from members of both teams, Katie Roberts-Stride smashed in the winning penalty to claim the trophy and champagne.