By Stefanie Collins, editor bars&clubs

Bunnamagoo Estate Wines' recent Polo in the Paddock event saw the return of the sport to Mudgee for the first time in 50 years.

The February 21 event saw nearly two thousand people flocking to Bunnamagoo Eurunderee vineyard.

Polo in the Paddock (Facebook)

After last year’s event was washed out the event organisers were delighted with the weather this year, with four teams fighting it out on an ex-lucerne field for two separate trophies. The Perry St Cup was taken out by Riverlands Polo, leaving The Greenwood Hotel to stand in the dust; while the Bunnamagoo Cup saw charity team Kiss the Frog beating Giddi-Up. 

The event attracted some of the best polo players in the country – and a very enthusiastic commentator – cheered on by a mixed crowd of locals and city visitors. The day wasn’t without its spills, with a few riderless horses keeping the players and the crowd on their toes. 

The crowd wasn’t left out of the revels, with a prize hunt making “stomping the divots” into a competitive sport, and a prize raffle seeing a lucky few score Methusala bottles (six litres) of Bunnamagoo wine, while one lucky bachelor picked up a Paspaley Australian South Sea pearl necklace. 

Guests on the day enjoyed a selection of Bunnamagoo wines and Asahi beers alongside a selection of local Mudgee produce, including spit roast lamb. 

The Shout Team

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