Channel 7 to televise Millamolong Polo Carnival in March With Channel 7's Sunrise program broadcasting from the event, this year's Millamolong Polo Carnival looks like being one of the most exciting yet.

The tournament, officially named the 2014 John Davis Volvo Polo Carnival, will be staged at the Millamolong course over the weekend of Saturday- Sunday March 15 and 16. Organisers say it'll showcase "some of the best high goal players on the polo circuit. "With the feel of picnic races, the carnival offers a rare opportunity to experience the fastest and most aggressive polo available in Australia."

As always the tournament will raise money for the Millamolong Charity Fund which in turn supports "a range of charities including CARE Australia and Riding For the Disabled in Orange" which, according to organiser Mel Roach, have benefitted to the tune of $290,000 so far. The event has also supported The Starlight Children's Foundation.

While the polo itself performing furiously over both days, with the finals on Sunday, there'll be a polo party with live music on Saturday night and a series of family events, including a divot stomp, "Car Versus Horse" race, "Phys -X's Bicycle Polo, pony rides, a sports and vintage car rally and Lolly Drop,
and helicopters too.

Visitors can also "Rent a Tent" for $230 a day, giving them a "close and personal" experience in comfort of the games, or, for $110 get even more comfortable in the Volvo VIP Lounge. There are also Giant and Family Giant Sofas for rent at $500 and $850.

If you don't already know, Millamolong Station started in 1836 and was a working station until 1930 when "the Ashton family took control after enjoying unexpected success with their polo in Britain and the USA."

Today, Millamolong is "a cornerstone of Australian polo," as you'll see at this classic event a fortnight from now.
By Derek Maitland

Millamolong Carnival nominated as Hector King Qualifying Event - March 15-16

Millamolong Polo Club has been nominated as one of only four clubs where you can qualify for the historic Hector King Trophy 2014. Finals get played at Sydney Polo Club on 6th April 2014, but first teams have to battle it out in the qualifiers to have a hope of holding this silver trophy.

Jim Ashton, owner of Millamolong from 1930 to 1980 introduced Hector King himself to polo in the 1920's, at his family's property 'Markdale' near Crookwell. For more information about this polo player and how he is linked to the Ashton Polo History and Millamolong, click here. Millamolong Polo Club players and members are delighted at this news and are looking forward to welcoming teams from around NSW and Australia who are keen to qualify for this prestigious trophy.

Teams who wish to nominate please contact Alec Thompson on 6337 7205 or the Club office on 0467 676 562. Download nomination form >

Winky - Millamolong's famous white ponyMillamolong’s gorgeous white pony Winky is a well-known identity in the Central West.

She works hard to help us raise funds for charity and scored herself a cover of the Central Western Daily!

 

Read more: We took handpainting to a whole new level in the name of fundraising.

Cowra Guardian features Millamolong's John Davis Polo CarnivalMillamolong's John Davis Volvo Polo Carnival is called the 'Premier polo event' by Cowra Guardian

Read more: The Cowra Guardian says our 'Premier Polo Event Reigns'

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