Sussex Life - December 2004 Issue  

Adrian Wade
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Describe your business
I am a professional polo player, based in Midhurst, and playing at Cowdray Park during the summer months. Polo is an exhilarating sport, and I have very much enjoyed playing for England, and many top teams worldwide. My business is run from a private polo yard, and my time away from playing is spent developing my string of ponies, training young horses and giving polo lessons to individuals and small groups. Being a polo player is great fun, and I am keen to share my passion with those who want to learn. I really enjoy teaching polo and I offer friendly one-to-one coaching for people to learn to play from scratch or develop their existing polo skills.
What are your current ambitions?
To keep improving my own polo playing, and I would also like to build up my polo teaching business and expand my livery services for clients. I have a good network all over the world, particularly in the UK, and Florida where I play in the winter, and I aim to use this to help new clients have fun in the polo world.
Why did you choose Midhurst to set up your business.
It's a polo paradise here! Midhurst has been my home for almost 20 years now. The town offers a great quality of life, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside - perfect for horses - and it's not too far from London. Midhurst is also home to Cowdray Park Polo Club, which hosts the premier English polo event of the year, the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup - for me there's no better place to be!