“I am trying to improve as much as I can in a short time”
Will Harper is one of the most promising players in English polo. At only 17 years old, he has a great future ahead of him.
He is the son of James Harper, winner of the 2018 Gold Cup with El Remanso, a historic event in English polo. Of course, whether Will thinks he will be as good or better than his father is a must-ask. This was the answer he gave CLICKPOLOUK: “I would like to think yes, but I have a long way to go and a lot of work until I can say I am better than my dad!”
Right now, Will is staying at Intendente Alvear, in La Pampa, at the home of the Heguy family. “At the moment I am in La Pampa with Ruso Heguy trying to improve as much as I can in a short time, and meanwhile I am playing a few tournaments. La Pampa is really enjoyable and very beneficial to a hopefully good future," said young Will.
Harper hopes he can be involved in polo for many years: “My dream in polo is to always be busy and also to be able to hopefully one day be able to Win the Gold Cup at Cowdray. I would like the chance to one day play with both my younger brothers and my dad if he has not retired by the time they are big enough!”
“I am looking forward to being the main player in the lower level for the first time”
Will Harper had an excellent 2018, participating in many tournaments in the English high goal, and was very happy with the balance. “My 2018 season was great I had a very successful season winning a few tournaments in both Cowdray and Guards. It was also a very busy season, as I was also sitting all my exams as well as playing 5 times a week! It was an amazing feeling when dad won the Gold Cup after so many attempts!”
He also hopes to improve and play in more tournaments this year “My 2019 season is looking very busy as I am playing all level between the 4-15 goal, so fingers crossed it will be another successful season. I am looking forward to being the main player in the lower level for the first time. Also I’m looking forward to playing a few new horses that I have stolen from dad!"
It will be a very intense year of polo for Will Harper. In 2018, he had to attend school and play at the same time, but it was his last year of school, and now he can focus on the sport. "I am very happy! I hope this will be a great year."