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Auction for Polo Ponies

On 9th November 2015, the first auction for polo ponies of Lovelocks Polo Stud will be held at La Indiana Polo Club in General Rodriguez, Argentina. About 30 polo ponies with an accurately described bloodline are up for sale, starting on 6.00 p.m.

Special guests such as 10-goaler David Stirling and 9-goaler Eduardo Heguy, who both participate in this year’s Hurlingham Open and the Argentine Open, will attend the event.

About Lovelocks Polo Stud
Christopher Hanbury was born in Ireland in 1944. His family always had horses and grew up hunting in County Meath. In 1974 whilst in the army, he was positioned in Brunei as the equerry to The Sultan. It was here he in introduced polo to Brunei. Having learned to play the sport while pursuing his studies in Cirencester, he managed to give the Sultan and his brothers, Prince Jefri and Prince Mohamed, a few polo lessons. In 1976 the Sultan created Jerudong Polo Club and it was here where many of the best professional polo players, the Pieres, Mac Donough, Heguy etc. were playing.

The Hanbury family breeds horses in England and Ireland, principally racing horses, the family’s other passion. Ten years ago, together with his wife Bridget, Christopher Hanbury decided to buy a property in Lobos. It is there where the Hanbury family continues to play and breed polo ponies. Due to the love of horses and the passion for polo the Hanbury family decided in 2010 to create a polo breed in Argentina. The aim was to create a breed that would compete with the best in the world at the highest level. In doing so the Hanbury family has incorporated genetics from the best in the world, such as Ellerston, Ellerstina, La Dolfina, Los Machitos and La Irenita among others.

2013 was the first year that Lovelocks began to participate in exhibitions and auctions with very good results. Also that year Lovelocks Polo Stud sold Lovelocks Rafiki, a mare bred, broken and played at Lovelocks. This mare was purchased by Adolfo Cambiaso and plays in the Triple Crown.

For this first auction, the idea is to combine the blood lines from mares that played the Open from different breeders with Lovelocks stallions whose genetics are not available at other centres and this way could offer the public something they have not seen before.

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