La Martina and Royal Salute Scotch Whisky are delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive partnership to create a limited edition collection of technical polo clothing and equipment to be worn by Royal Salute team members at a series of Royal Salute sponsored polo events around the world.
The partnership boasts an impressive range specially designed for Royal Salute, from team kit of team shirts to the mallet bags which will be identifiable with La Martina’s classic style and brand logo.
Neil Macdonald, Global Brand Director of Royal Salute, commented, “Royal Salute Scotch Whisky is delighted to be working with leading polo lifestyle brand La Martina. The power and grace of the game of polo, the skill, integrity and honour of the players are values at the heart of both Royal Salute Whisky and La Martina making this a truly organic brand partnership.”
Malcolm Borwick, Polo Ambassador to both Royal Salute and La Martina, said: “This is the perfect partnership. Royal Salute embodies style, quality and excellence, mirroring the values of La Martina.”
Enrico Roselli, La Martina CEO for Europe commented: “La Martina is very proud to have been appointed to produce the team kit for the Royal Salute Polo Team. We have 30 years of experience in the sport supporting the world leading polo teams. The Royal Salute Polo Team has excelled while competing in the best tournaments around the world and therefore we are delighted that thanks to our partnership we will be accompanying them.”
Over the forthcoming months, Royal Salute and La Martina will be collaborating on the following polo tournaments:
December 2015: Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup, India
January 2015: Nations Cup, Dubai, UAE
The collection will be available at selected La Martina Boutiques in the countries mentioned above, as well as USA, Korea and China.
About Royal Salute
Polo is a game of honour and respect, two values at the heart of Royal Salute. The greatest players are masters of their craft whose sublime horsemanship and respect for their mount allows them to play the noble sport according to the purity of its code.
Royal Salute truly believes and takes pride in the values of integrity and honour; the whisky is laid down to mature for at least 21 years, the unique bottle is meticulously handcrafted from the finest hand-selected porcelain, ensuring that the utmost attention to detail is paid to every element during its creation.
Royal Salute is a leading international supporter of polo, ‘the king of sports and the sport of kings’. Royal Salute World Polo is truly international with a presence in every major region globally:
• Argentina – Campeonato Abierto De Polo Argentina, Buenos Aires
• Australia – Jeep Portsea Polo Club, Victoria, Australia
• Columbia – Copa Uribe, Bogota, Columbia
• China – Royal Salute China Open, Tang Polo Club, Beijing
• India – Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur, Golden Jubilee Cup
• Italy – Polo Gold Cup, Cortina d’Ampezzo
• Korea – Royal Salute Polo Club, Jeju Country Club, Jeju
• Singapore – Japanese Cup, Singapore
• Spain – Landrover International Tournament, Santa Maria Polo Club, Sotogrande
• Thailand – All Asia Cup, VR Sports Club, Bangkok, Thailand
• UAE – Royal Salute Nations Cup, Desert Palm Resort, Dubai
• UK – Westchester Cup, Beaufort Royal Charity Day, Guards Polo Club, Windsor
• USA – Royal Salute Jubilee Cup, Greenwich Polo Club, Connecticut
About La Martina
Founded in 1986, La Martina is a polo lifestyle company with a strategic retail division and a focused philosophy about what the sport represents. By investing in technical equipment, conducting research in laboratories, and developing cutting-edge products, La Martina consistently leads the way in safety and performance on the polo field.
La Martina is the official supplier of the Argentina polo teams as well as the official supplier of Guards Polo Club and the Federation of International Polo, at all international tournaments. La Martina also equips the university teams from Harvard, Yale, Sandhurst, Eton and Harrow as well as the College of St. Xavier in Mumbai.
Off the polo field, La Martina understands that polo is a passion, a lifestyle choice, and an historic sport with a unique culture that needs to be protected and preserved. La Martina helps people do this: supporting Clubs, Associations, Professionals and Amateurs, the ‘Aspiring’ and the ‘Aspirational’.
With global offices in North and South America, Switzerland and the UK, La Martina manages an international network that is uniquely positioned to be the market leader in the organisation and support of polo.