British Polo Day began in Dubai in 2009. Now, a decade later, the global and invitation-only event has brought together some of the world’s most dynamic sportsmen and spectators — all whilst raising over $2.6 million for charitable causes.
Their latest event was a three day extravaganza that took place in the spectacular cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
Presented by Chelsea Barracks in association with VistaJet, the Jaipur event was hosted by Her Highness Rajmata Padmini Devi of Jaipur, and the Jodhpur occasion was hosted by His Highness The Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur.
Returning for the fourth time, British Polo Day Jaipur started with a beautiful bang at the SUJÁN Rajmahal launch party, before all-out action on the polo field, and followed up by a black-tie gala at the City Palace hosted by His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur.
The Duchess of Rutland was the British Representative, and threw the ball in to kick off proceedings on the field.
On the eighth year in the Blue City, guests were treated to the colours and vibrancy of Rajasthan, beginning with sunset drinks on the terrace of the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
The first day of British Polo Day Jodhpur pitted the Jodhpur Polo Team against the Mundota Fort Palace, Jaipur Team who battled it out for the Marwar Trophy.
On the evening of the second day, guests followed a procession of fire breathers, Rajasthani trumpeters and traditional Marwari horses to the battlements of one of India’s largest forts, the majestic Mehrangahr Fort, for an event celebrating everything Indian.
The last night was marked by a gala dinner on the lawns of the Umaid Bawan Palace hosted by His Highness Gaj Singh II Maharajah of Marwar- Jodhpur.
A grand total of £38,000 was raised for Head Injuries Through Sport, a charity close to the heart of British Polo Day.
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