Polo player and racing driver swap jobs

Ahead of Chesterton's Polo in the Park, McLaren Racing Driver, Euan Hankey, swapped horsepower for the day with England polo player and La Martina ambassador, George Meyrick. 

After a brief introduction to the two 'engines' (also known as a McLaren Sports Series 570S and Mickey the Polo Pony), racing driver Hankey, who hadn't been on a horse since he was seven years old, saddled up to have his first polo lesson.

Looking nervous, he sat on Mickey and said: “What’s your throttle pedal here, how do you make him go? I haven't been on a horse in a really long time.”

A switch to the Top Gear track and competitive Hankey is firmly in the driver’s seat “now it’s time for me to show you how it’s done”   

Meyrick’s response, not too optimistic, “That’s fine but please don’t make me feel too sick”   

The action continues as fast ponies and fast cars feature heavily, did Hankey get stitched up? Was Meyrick sick? Watch and find out.  

Chestertons Polo in the Park is an annual three-day polo tournament that takes place in June at Hurlingham Park, Fulham.

Tickets for Chestertons Polo in the Park start at just £15 and can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. For more information visit www.polointheparklondon.com www.polointheparklondon.com

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