The Windsor Charity Polo Cup will be an exciting and glamorous polo match featuring world-class players and celebrities. Details on participating players will be added to this page as they are confirmed. Sincere thanks to the highly regarded players who have already committed to donate their time and talents to play in this charity match.
Salvatore Ferragamo is the grandson of the esteemed Italian footwear designer and President of Il Borro Winery in the TU.S.can region of Italy. He served as the Relais & Châteaux brand Ambassador for 2013. Ferragamo’s other passion is polo. His personal polo highlights include playing on Tim Gannon’s team against Prince Charles and Prince Harry in the Outback Polo match at Tidworth; and an exciting night game at Wellington, Florida, with Adolfo Cambiaso, Tommy Lee Jones, Jones’ wife, Dawn Laurel, and his dear friend John Walsh. Ferragamo is again serving alongside The Hon. Hilary M. Weston as the event’s Honorary Co-Chair.
Oliver Hipwood is the son of English polo legend Howard Hipwood. He turned professional early and represented Galen Weston’s Maple Leafs team at an early age. Hipwood won the Queen’s Cup with Black Bears at the age of 18 in 1993. He went on to win the British Open in 1995 with Ellerston playing alongside two of the game’s greatest players, Carlos Gracida and Gonzalo Pieres. Hipwood has represented England on numerous occasions and captained the team to victory in the India Tri Nations in 2014 to win the Jaipur Cup. He also won the Snow Polo World Cup in St Moritz and is recognized for his arena play in which he exhibits the strong style he inherited from his father. Today he plays for and oversees the polo for his friend Justin Taylor. His Cuatro Estrellas team has had a lot of success at all levels of English polo.
Magoo Laprida is a top Argentine player in his prime. He is the son of Christian Laprida, who was handicapped 10 goals in the U.S. Laprida won the U.S. Open back-to-back in 2013 and 2014 for Zacara. He also reached the final of the British Open in 2013 playing with Adolfo Cambiaso and Dubai. Laprida is a dynamic player who can work to create space for others or assume the role of a top-class playmaker himself. He currently plays for La Bamba de Areco in England and Luchesse in the U.S.
Justin Taylor began playing polo while at Stirling University in Scotland where he played on all the University national championships. He has been playing for over a decade and plays 6-12 goal across the United Kingdom with his team Cuatro Estrellas (Four Stars). He has won the Henley, Oxfordshire and Candillo Cups. Taylor’s string of horses are based with 4-goal professional Oliver Hipwood and he and Hipwood have played together across all levels. Taylor has played internationally in Spain, Dubai and Argentina, and at home in the United Kingdom.