The United Arabic Emirates host the cradle of the British Polo Day. Five years ago a tradition has been initialised here, which is since then getting enthusiastic feedback all over the globe. Nowadays the British Polo Day is taking place every year in ten different countries.
Dominic Jermey, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the UAE, who presented the Land Rover Thesiger Trophy, said “The British Polo Day series of events have grown over the years to become one of the leading polo events of today. The event is celebrated in more than 10 different countries and as UK Ambassador to the UAE I am proud that the UAE is one of them and the only such country in the Middle East”.
Mohammed al Habtoor, Vice-Chairman and CEO of the Habtoor Group and Founder of the Dubai Gold Cup Series (the Dubai Open) said “We’ve been partners with the British Polo Day committee for five years now, we are proud to work with them and we’re looking forward to the future. We are always pleased to welcome our British friends back.”
Tom Hudson, Co-Founder of British Polo Day and Eton team player, said “we could not be happier with everyone’s generous support. The events has grown organically over the years through word of mouth and the turnout has been spectacular. The friendly rivalry and alumni present always creates a very special atmosphere. We were blessed with incredible weather and we are already looking forward to next year.”
The prelude of the series 2013 has already been held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. A photo gallery with the most impressive moments from the UAE.