Boodles Roodee Challenge Cup Polo – Chester Race Course Photographer

Boodles Roodee Challenge Cup Polo – Chester Race Course Photographer

This season, I have had the real privilege of being a Chester Race Course Photographer. To add to the mix of the coverage I have done this year, I was fortunate to photograph the Boodles Roodee Challenge Cup Polo Festival on Day 1.

Starting before everyone arrived, I was capturing the Hospitality side of the event. Horseradish are a superb catering company based at Chester Race Course and did not disappoint with amazing staff and wonderful food for this grand event. The turn out was spectacular on this event which almost did not go ahead due to Hurricane Irma sending weather warnings that this meet would be a no go. But check out that gorgeous blue sky as that backdrop! I really do not know how we manage to avoid it.

hospitality tipi set up at chester race courselaurent perrier cushions in tipi at chester race coursechester polo -chester race course photographerchampagne being poured at chester race courseboodles table settings at polo meet september 2017 - chester race course photographerboodles decor in hospitality tent at chester race coursepolo pitch at chester race course - the roodeeroodee set up for boodles challenge cup - chester race coursegetting ready for chester polo - chester race course photographerTeams that played on Friday:

Team Boodles, Champagne Laurent – Perrier, Controlled Solutions and Old Mutual.

Teams that took the wins from the two matches were Team Boodles and also Team Controlled Solutions. Who will play one another on Sunday.

Polo Action!

I must admit, I have never been to a Polo match before. To watch and capture the first day of the Challenge Cup was exciting and I learnt a thing or two as well (after the rules had been explained!) Need to swot up on your do’s and don’ts for Polo? Check this link out here.

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Spot of Shopping!

Few of the Independent Traders who were on site for a bit of shopping!

Muma Cupcake

Helen Kitchin – Arbonne

Hoity Toity Tarporley

Stella and Dot

Being at a Chester Race Course Photographer this year, I have been capturing various events. Please feel free to click on this link to view more of the action up on the Roodee – Boodles Festival back in May for the start of the racing season.

 

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Charlotte Giddings is a Wedding Photographer in Shropshire, Cheshire, and Wales.  She is a recommended photographer at  Shropshire Wedding venues: Combermere Abbey, Iscoyd Park and Soulton Hall

 

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