Who We Are

Richard Blake Thomas

Owner, Managing Director, Head Coach & Horse Breeder

Richard is professional polo player, who has experienced the sport at all levels. Most recently he won the Parfums de Marly Arena Gold Cup as well as the polo times Most Valuable Player in the final, and a week later, the polo times Best Playing Pony on his mare Gypsy in the Playnation high goal challenge at Hickstead playing for Centtrip Wales!

Fully affiliated with the HPA, Richard is the Head Coach at Westcroft and oversees our additional coaches and instructors. With a passion for polo coaching, he teaches beginners from age 5 to club members and advanced players. Very much at the heart of the club, Richard plays weekly club chukkas and challenges and represents the Westcroft Team in home tournaments.

Richard’s passion for polo extends to the breeding and hiring of polo ponies for the medium and high goal polo world. Breeding, pony production and horse hire is very much at the forefront of Westcroft Park Polo Club.

Tel:01276 858545
Email: info@westcroftparkpolo.co.uk

Sophie Hare

Events, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager

Private and public events and corporate days are at the forefront of the polo activity at Westcroft. We host a variety of leading corporate polo days run Sophie Hare Westcroft’s in house event manager, who has over 20 years events experience including two Jubilees for H.M The Queen, two Royal weddings for our polo loving princes, Olympia Horse Show and an Ashes Tour downunder! With a passion for events your party is in excellent hands.

Tel: 01276 858545
Email: events@westcroftparkpolo.co.uk

Joaquin Cabezas

Assistant Manager and all round nice guy!

Raised in Buenos Aires, Joaquin has played polo since he was 14 years old and has an arena and outdoor handicap of 1 goal. Loaded with genuine Argentine charm,  Joaquin describes himself as ‘some who likes to smile!’ and you will find him smiling all around the club. He is immensely popular with all our players and members and with his expertise, he assists Richard with the day to day polo management.

Tel: 01276 858545

Email: info@westcroftparkpolo.co.uk

Nina Khaabmeta

Accounts Manager

Relatively new to the polo world but with great expertise, Nina heads up our accounts team, with over 15 years of managing accounts for companies worldwide. For all accounts enquiries please contact Nina directly:

Tel: 01276 858545
Email: events@westcroftparkpolo.co.uk