A memorial service for polo great Bryan Morrison will be held next Tuesday, 7 October, at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

Founder and chairman of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (RCBPC) Bryan Morrison died last Saturday, 27 September. He was 66.

In losing Mr Morrison, English polo has lost one of its most innovative and colourful players and promoters.

A long-serving steward of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), Mr Morrison had been in a coma since he fell during a club match at RCBPC in July 2006, suffering severe brain damage

A well-known and wealthy music impresario, Mr Morrison took up polo in his 30s. He eventually achieved a 3-goal handicap and was one of the highest-rated amateur players of his day. His teams won numerous tournaments at all levels of the sport.

In 1986 Mr Morrison opened the RCBPC, the country’s first new major club in 30 years with 6 grounds and extensive stabling.

Mr Morrison was responsible for popularising arena polo, the three-man version of the sport played over winter months.

In order to help facilitate the numbers attending, please email info@rcbpoloclub.com if you plan to attend.

Mr Morrison’s family request no flowers by request — donations, in lieu, in memory of Bryan to Headway, the brain injury association. www.headway.org.uk