Life on the Estate: June


The British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup got underway in June. With a jam-packed schedule of matches, and plenty to see and do on the side lines, there’s no better time to come down to the polo. The Gold Cup tournament started on June 25th, with all games open to the public.

One of the highlights of the polo season is the Midhurst Town Cup, which took place on Sunday 30th June. The Midhurst Town Cup is a free, fun family polo day held on the opening Sunday of the Cowdray Gold Cup. The event features high goal polo as well as a range of off the pitch entertainment including demonstrations and street food.

The Cup by given to the Polo Club by Midhurst businesses as an acknowledgement of the commercial benefits which polo brings to the town. The day has always been a family day, but now it is an event that celebrates local, rural life. As part of the day, there was also a Midhurst Town Cup Produce Competition, with judging taking place throughout the day.

In other news on the Estate, Ambersham House is now complete and added to Cowdray’s portfolio of holiday cottages. The house is a 17th-century timber-framed Grade II listed property. Due to its listed status, any work undertaken within the house had to be done using traditional methods and be sympathetic to the building, resulting in preserving its charming features throughout the house. It is now available to rent and has already proved popular with those looking for a holiday stay on the Estate. Find out more.

Cowdray often hosts local schools to learn more about all the difference enterprises on the Estate. This month both Easebourne Primary School and Camelsdale Primary School visited the Estate.  Pupils really enjoy the visits particularly engaging with Cowdray staff in businesses such as golf and farming where they get to see the machinery and can try their hand at golf.

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