// Sussex, U.K.
British 5th generation polo player, captain of the Irish Polo team and current World Champion.
"As Winston Churchill once said, 'polo is a passport to the world' and it truly is. I have been fortunate enough to have played the sport now for two decades. Travelled the world and met the most incredible characters along the way. It is a passion, pastime and livelihood. For that I am truly grateful to the most exhilarating team sport in the world. The sport of kings. Polo."
Richard De La Poer Beresford, Earl of Tyrone, is a 5th generation polo player, Captain of the Irish Polo team and Chairman of the Polo Players Association (PPA). Richard learnt to play polo with the Berkeley Branch of The Pony Club when he was eight years old in the United Kingdom. He plays off an outdoor handicap of 5 goals. Richard has travelled the world playing polo. To countries such as Argentina, Chile, Peru, USA, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, France, China, Thailand, Spain, Switzerland. Richard is an experienced arena polo player and plays off an arena handicap of 8 goals. Richard is an acclaimed trainer and horseman. He sources his bloodstock in Ireland by selecting young thoroughbreds bred for racing. In 2016 he won the prize, Retraining of Racehorses Young Polo Pony Producer of the Year. He also won best 4 year old mare 2017. This upcoming polo season in 2018 Richard has been contracted to play with Snakebite polo team. His yard is based between Curraghmore Estate in county Waterford Ireland and Winkfield Park in Berkshire UK. He produces his horses to mount himself to play professionally and to sell into the market. Richard recently married his fiancée Flora Richardson.