Fast and furious horsemanship was on display at the 'Heroes Polo Day' in Tidworth as the Royal Navy took on the Royal Air Force for one of polo's oldest trophies, the Duke Of York Cup.

Forces Radio BFBS reporter Chris Sturgess went along to the event at the Fisher Ground and spoke to some of those at this prestigious day which was fundraising for forces charity Help for Heroes.

WATCH footage from the 'Heroes Polo Day' below...

Heroes Polo Day, Tidworth..

A day of great polo and a big fundraiser too. Royal Navy Polo Help for Heroes Official Tidworth Polo Club

Posted by BFBS Salisbury Plain on Monday, 4 June 2018


Both sides welcomed new riders to their line-ups and the neutrals believed it was going to be a close fought affair.

However, despite the hot weather, it was the Royal Navy who took the spoils winning the cup for the eighth time in as many years.

In the clip above Chris speaks to the Royal Navy's Captain Dean Bassett who explained why the scoreline of 10.5 to nil does not adequately represent how hard the Senior Service had to fight.

"It was a hard-fought game. The scoreline says one thing and that was us just putting it together as we got closer to goal and making those shortcuts count.

"They kept us there, certainly for the first two into the third chukka. They really really pushed us, they were marking us well."

Duke Of York Cup Polo Royal Air Force RAF Picture Chris Sturgess Forces Radio BFBS Salisbury Plain

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