On Saturday 21 March, British Polo Day marked the start of the 2015 Global Series, with the return of British Polo Day Abu Dhabi.
The polo was held at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, the private Royal Club of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It saw over 200 VIPs and guests including HH Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Falah Al Nahyan, HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur and his father Maharaj Narendra Singh, His Grace the Duke of Argyll, HM Ambassador to the UAE Philip Parham CMG and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Middle East Brand Director Marc de Panafieu.
HH Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, HE Saeed Bin Houfan Al Mansouri and Philip Parham CMG, HM Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates took to the stage to present the evening’s prizes. The Camel Polo Trophy was jointly-presented to the Cavalry and Guards regiments for their rather diplomatic draw, while triumphant home team, Ghantoot took home the British Polo Day Plate. The prize for Best Playing Pony’ – sponsored and presented by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Official Timekeeper for British Polo Day – went to Despreciada, ridden by Clemente Zavaleta of Ghantoot Polo Team presented by Marc de Panafieu, Brand Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre Middle East.
This coming Friday, 27 March, marks the second part of the British Polo Day’s UAE Tour with British Polo Day Dubai. The event will be hosted by the Habtoor Family at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club – the birthplace of British Polo Day as well as the location for its very first event in 2009.
For more information, visit www.britishpoloday.com