Spear’s equine correspondent, Eleanore Kelly attends British Polo Day’s 50th event, mixing it with big brands, big characters and big matches.

Shortly after announcing his switch to the Leave campaign, Field Marshall Lord Guthrie escaped the ensuing media furore and headed to Henley, to raise a glass of Nyetimber and watch high goal polo at British Polo Day’s 50th Event.

Swiss financier Urs Schwarzenbach and his wife Francesca played host to this year’s British event, in the heavenly setting of The River Field, also home to one of the world’s leading polo teams, the Black Bears.