We love nothing more than a day of polo, and there are none better than British Polo Day. Held under royal patronage, with members of four royal families playing, yesterday saw the annual day presented by Chelsea Barracks and hosted by The Schwarzenbach family at The River Field in Henley-on-Thames, home of the Black Bears.
And what a guest list it drew. Joining The Duke of Sussex on the field was the world’s number one male polo player, Argentine Adolfo Cambiaso, and the number one female player Nina Clarkin. Cambiaso was joined for a second-year running by his daughter Mia and son Poroto, with mother Maria supporting.
British Polo Day was also graced b H.H. Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, H.H. Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, H.H. Prince Abdul Rahman of Johor Bahru, and The Hon. Tristan Phillimore.
“My partner and I are delighted to be holding our GB event under royal patronage to fundraise for very exceptional causes,” says Tom Hudson, Co-Founder of British Polo Day.
“We are privileged to have such tremendously high-calibre players here with immensely generous patrons, and phenomenal partners. It was 10 years ago that the idea for British Polo Day was born, and British Polo Day is looking forward to the next decade!”
British Polo Day was founded with the aim of bringing people together and forging friendships with hosts in their home countries. It has often been described as an international members club because relationships are at the core of businesses, and for those with international aspirations, British Polo Day provides a perfect platform.
All we know is that it brings together like-minded people, raises some money and gives us the chance to watch some world class polo. What more could we want?