It is with great sadness that we are advising you of the death of Peter Hewett at the age of 83.
Peter was a member of Cowdray Park Polo Club for several decades and for many years an active playing member. As patron of the Mill Farm team he had many successes, notably winning the Holden White Cup back to back in 2001 and 2002. Our polo manager Chris Bethell says: “I was proud to have played for Peter during my professional career, many times alongside his regular pro David Morley, and I have only good memories of those days. Peter was an absolute gentleman on and off the field and after he retired it was always a pleasure to catch up with him when he drove over to Cowdray to watch the major tournaments. He will be much missed.”
Former international player and member of Cowdray Park Polo Club’s committee, Alan Kent, adds: “Peter was one of the most sporting patrons you could ever meet. He played for the absolute love of the game and winning was the secondary consideration. He particularly enjoyed playing alongside friends and in later years we had many happy times playing together in Spain which he said was the highlight of his year.
Following his retirement from the sport, Peter became a full-time breeder and producer of many fine polo ponies, mostly sired by his noted stallion Khan.