Sir Winston Churchill would have enjoyed the scene at the Wine Country Polo Club in Santa Rosa, where polo teams played a charity match Saturday.
“My grandfather would have loved to be here, watching a sport he loved so much,” said Celia Sandys, granddaughter of the British wartime leader and statesman .
The event benefits a Bay Area horseback therapy program for children with autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders.
This year, it partnered with the Churchill Centre, a London-based nonprofit dedicated to the statesman’s work. Churchill was an avid polo player, winning the All—India Cup with his regimental team in the late 1890s.