Played in difficult, extremely soft conditions following continuous rain throughout the tournament, the final was hard-fought and close throughout.
Half-time saw the two teams level at 3:3.
By the end of the fourth chukka El Remanso led 6:5 and David Pelon Sterling put them ahead by two goals, 7:5, in the fifth. A goal from Francisco Elizalde brought the score to 7:6 before Polito Pieres took a spot penalty for Cortium to equalise 7:7.
backhand neck shot from Charlie Hanbury put El Remanso ahead once
again again 8:7 going into the final chukka.
extended the El Remanso lead to two goals, 9:7, but Cortium fought
back hard to equalise 9:9 with goals from Jaime Huidobro and
Polito Pieres on his impressive stallion Rolinga.
As the clock
ticked down a final goal from Polito Pieres sealed the deal for Cortium 10:9.
had scored eight goals for Cortium, six from penalties and two field goals.
Cliquot Gold Cup was presented by Jean Marc Lacave President of Veuve Cliquot
to Adrian Kirby.
Most Valuable Player award went to Polito Pieres and the Best Playing Pony award went to his stallion Rolinga owned by Hernan Pieres. It was Rolinga's second BPP win of the British season.
Facundo Sola won the saddle awarded to the highest goal scorer of the tournament.
Photo: Copyright Ben Anderson