The Team

Philip Elliott, Sergio Martins de Oliveira and Bhawani Singh Kalvi have a long history of working together in polo.

Sergio and Philip met in Brazil in 1982 and worked together training horses and playing polo for over 10 years. Sergio has a natural empathy with horses and this combined with an equally natural sporting ability enabled him to reach 4 goals – training some superb ponies along the way. Philip and Sergio are an amazing team and they are both delighted to be training horses together again in the UK.

Bhawani and Philip met in India and spent 5 years together making and training polo ponies for Bala Malya’s successful South Delhi Polo Team. Bhawani has the calm, deliberate demeanour that is required of a horseman. He understands the preparation of polo ponies from their initial introduction and training to their preparation for competition. Bhawani currently has a 3 handicap and is also a professional umpire.

The team this polo season also includes Philip’s youngest daughter Charlotte Elliott. Charlotte started playing polo in 2014 and after just one season went from -2 up to -1 handicap. Charlotte is passionate about her horses and polo and is looking forward to improving her polo more this year and learning more about training young horses.

This summer we are also delighted to welcome Coral Stevensen to the team. Coral will be based at Scots Farm and will be joining Philip and Sergio to help bring on the ponies in training.