At the age of just nine, when many children might be busy playing video games, Hugo Taylor was playing Polo alongside his dad.
He quickly caught the polo bug and Pony Club naturally followed. Then, at the age of 13, Hugo moved down south to pursue a career in polo – he began to play at the prestigious Guards Polo Club which fuelled his dream of being able to play alongside the best players in the world.
Fast forward to the present, and that dream has now become a reality. Hugo has played alongside a growing list of world class polo players – including Facundo and Gonzalo Pieres – and has won the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup British Open.
“I started playing polo at a young age with my father at our home in Cheshire. He had his own team so I was lucky enough to have good players around me to help me start up. I then went on to play at the pony club before moving down south to play at the prestigious Guards Polo club.”
“The highlight of my polo career was in 2017; playing the high goal with King Power Foxes, alongside Facundo and Gonzalo Pieres, and winning the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup British Open.”
“I am also very proud of the string of horses I have built up in Argentina and England over the past few years – I believe having good horses is the key to success in the sport.”
“My day-to-day style is quite minimalist; the most important thing for me is to be comfortable both on and off the field. The classic Hurlingham T-shirts are something I use very frequently – they’re my go to item.”
“Being a Hurlingham Polo Brand Ambassador is a great opportunity for me, I love how the brand supports the sport and its authenticity is something that I find a very exciting prospect.”