The SAA team was first to bring top quality international polo to Suffolk, but not content with securing some of the world’s finest polo players, the team has secured a string of racing camels to delight the family audience on Sunday 29th June at Trinity Park.
The camels have been racing for several years. They are trained and raced by Joseph Fossett, a member of one of the oldest circus families in the country that has trained all sorts of large animals – lions, tigers, elephants, bears and horses – all his life.
Wife Rebecca became pregnant so they felt they should change their plans from performing a lion act together, thinking perhaps it was a little bit risky, so looked for a potentially less dangerous act.
The camels are involved in playing three kings and their camels at Christmas, camel rides, camel polo, camel trekking from their family home as well as parts on TV and film.
Will they go faster than the ponies during the home international between Wales and England? The only way to find out is to come along to Trinity Park to see for yourself. They will run twice during the family fun event where 14s and under can come in free.
Gates open for Hopkins International Polo at 10am and there are various ways to see the polo, depending on your budget, but all ensure an entertaining, highly social, day out full of action. Tickets for hospitality in the Ipswich Audi and Ipswich Volkswagen VIP lounge, including champagne reception, three-course lunch prepared by Milsoms and afternoon tea cost £120, and tables are for 10.
To create your own party, ringside gazebos including table and seating for 10 people cost £500 and tickets give access to the Members’ Enclosure. SAA member’s tickets are £25 and one guest ticket can also be purchased at this price. Non-SAA member’s tickets are £35. Children aged 5 -14 are allowed in the Members’ area and tickets are priced £12.50 and £17.50 for SAA members and non members respectively. This year members will be permitted to bring picnics into the enclosure, although hot food will be available from the general catering tradestands and there will be a bar selling beers and wines.
Adult admission is £10 and public grandstand tickets, which must be ordered in advance, cost £10 each. Admission for young people aged 15 – 18 is £5 and, 14s and under have free entry.
All tickets are available now online at www.internationalpolo.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Trinity Park Events will be providing a range of hampers that can be collected or delivered and Butler served on the day and further information is available from email@example.com