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.
Malcolm Borwick started his polo professional career after graduating from Durham University in 2000. He first achieved his world-class reputation in the polo world by winning the Prince of Wales Cup with the Royal Pahang Team, which was captained by HRH Prince Abdullah Shah. For more than 10 years Borwick has been part of the England squad and has flown across the globe competing in the most recognized tournaments around the world. He has played more than 50 games wearing the coveted England shirt including two World Cups. He has also won the prestigious Coronation Cup three times playing against Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand.
Lucas Criado is a complete player whose discipline and competitiveness have kept him at the top of the sport for the last 15 years. He has won the US Open with White Birch, the USPA Gold Cup, the East Coast Open and the CV Whitney Cup. He has played nine Argentine Opens and has been a finalist in the Hurlingham and Tortugas Opens. He has also won the Camara de Diputados and Copa Republica Argentina. Though his career has been mostly in the US, he has enjoyed success in Spain and in England where he played the 2011 season with Adolfo Cambiaso and the renowned Dubai team. For the past few seasons Criado has played on the Orchard Hill team which won the 2016 US Open.
Salvatore Ferragamo is the grandson of the esteemed Italian footwear designer and President of Il Borro Winery in the Tuscan 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.
Hailed as one of the leading polo players on the field today, Argentine Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras began playing polo at the age of nine. He turned pro at age 17, playing at various locations in Europe before arriving in Bridgehampton, New York in 1999. There, he joined White Birch, a team shared at the time by Peter Brant and Neil Hirsch. He currently plays for and is captain of Black Watch, a team he now co-owns with Hirsch. Most recently, as an Ambassador for Sentebale, Figueras played in a charity polo match in Wellington against His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales. Figueras owns Cria Yatay, a successful and well-regarded polo horse breeding operation in Argentina that has crossed some of the most outstanding American thoroughbred horses with established Argentine polo lines. The farm sponsored a team in the Argentine Open in 2016 and 2017. Figueras is also the founder of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in May 2017. Figueras has also been a model and spokesman for Ralph Lauren for the past 17 years.
Kris Kampsen is one of the United States’ most competitive high goal players, he has won the East Coast Open and the Pacific Coast Open and has been a semi-finalist in the US Open. He has recently been playing with the very competitive Postage Stamp team during the high goal season in Greenwich and in Wellington in the wintertime. His tall frame and long arms make him a tough defensive player who is hard to beat and his physical direct style is always entertaining for the crowd.
Inaki Laprida is an 8-goal player who plays back for Nacho Figueras’ Argentine Open team Yatay. He partners with his brother Magoo in the foursome that has become very popular amongst polo followers in Argentina for punching above their weight in the last couple of seasons and becoming a real challenge to the status quo. Laprida is extremely athletic and still in his twenties and is the youngest player in this year’s match, but he plays the game with an uncommon maturity in a deep-lying, play-making position. Laprida has won the Sotogrande Triple Crown in Spain and was a finalist in the U.S. Open at 19 years of age. We are excited to welcome three of Yatay’s players to Windsor today.
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 US 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 US.
John Walsh and his wife Revé are the founders of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Walsh also presented and produced the television show “America’s Most Wanted” for 25 years, during which time 1,202 criminals were caught. He now hosts “The Hunt with John Walsh” on CNN. Walsh is an avid and successful polo player and plays seasonally in Florida and in New York during the summers. He has also played in Argentina, India, Morocco and China. Walsh served as the 2012 Windsor Charity Polo Cup’s Honorary Co-Chair and played on the winning team in 2014.