Richard Blake Thomas

Owner, Managing Director, Head Coach & Horse Breeder

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.

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About Richard

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.




Recent Highlights

  • Won the Parfums de Marly Arena Gold Cup
  • 'Polo Times' Most Valuable Player - Parfums de Marly Arena Gold Cup
  • 'Polo Times' Best Playing Pony - Playnation high goal challenge

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