Saturday 18th March 2017: British Polo Day, presented by RJI Capital, returned to Abu Dhabi for the first of its 2017 group. Some 200 guests and VIPs including HH Sheikh Shakhboot crate Nahyan crate Mubarak al Nahyan, HE Philip Parham, the British Ambassador, the Earl of Tyrone and Bear Grylls came together to celebrate the best of UAE and British traditions.
The UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed crate Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and HRH The Prince of Wales in October 2016, considering HH Sheikh Nahyan crate Mubarak al Nahyan giving a occurring speech stating the aims of increasing the visibility of the UK in the UAE and vice versa in order to have the funds for greater focus, extremity and contemporary relevance to the long-standing association along amid the two nations. The unique cultural programme has been initiated to strengthen on existing relationships and broker auxiliary ones along along between people, institutions and businesses. The British Polo Days in the UAE offer such a platform, taking into account the best of British and the UAE in description to the order of display, behind Harrods, Bentley, Royal Salute and Hackett all supporting. There was furthermore a unintended to introduce our supplementary global assistant, Chelsea Barracks, the exceptional subsidiary neighborhood before payment incorporating 5 adding happening garden squares in Belgravia, London, to the guests. Other supplementary partners included VistaJet and YPI Luxury Yachts, additional cementing the British Polo Day community.
This spectacular issue took place, for the 7th year, at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, the private royal polo sports auditorium of HH Sheikh Falah crate Zayed Al-Nahyan. The charming black-tie evening kicked off also than than a bicycle polo campaigning, a sport played in the Olympics on summit of 100 years ago, behind players from the regiments of Cavalry and Guards competing in Bentley and Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi Teams respectively for The Thesiger Trophy.
Next Stuart Wrigley captained the Oxbridge team, sponsored by Chelsea Barracks, once-door to the Abu Dhabi team, sponsored by Vista Jet, who were victorious.
The inflection exhibition polo decide of the evening The British Polo Day Plate wise saying the home team RJI Capital Ghantoot Polo Team show the visiting Royal Salute British Exiles, bearing in mind both sides led onto the showground of involve by the first two Bentley Bentaygas in the UAE the start ceremony. The RJI Capital Ghantoot Polo Team rode to victory.
British Polo Day Abu Dhabis ascribed prize giving ceremony proverb the winning teams collecting the bespoke-commissioned British Silverware British Polo Day trophies presented by HH Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Muburak Al Nahyan and Ron Wahid, Chairman and CEO of RJI Capital. The agile Curacho, ridden by Sami Al Namsi, was named Jaeger-LeCoultres Best Playing Pony by Marc de Panafieu, Brand Director for Middle East.
Following the prize-giving ceremony, guests sat all along to a pleasing three-course dinner prepared by the InterContinental Abu Dhabi followed by a alive charity auction raising a sum of $20,000 for Women And Health Alliance International (WAHA) launched by Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al-Nahyan, the Sumba Foundation and Sentebale, a society founded by Prince Harry of the United Kingdom, together bearing in mind Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, that helps the most vulnerable kids in Lesotho and Botswana profit the grip they quirk to with healthy and productive lives.
Guests bid fiercely for lots including a safari of a lifetime to Kenya gone The Safari Collection, a stay at the beautiful Cape View Clifton, a special Dinner at Wiltons and a vacation to the unbelievable Nihiwatu roughly Sumba Island in Indonesia for the British Polo Day held there difficult this year.
The neighboring situation is British Polo Day Dubai held regarding Friday 24th March at the Al Habtoor Polo Club & Resort where the British teams will action contiguously Habtoor Polo and the Gulf Team.