In Singapore for a few days last month, living a Travelife, we excitedly watched the return of British Polo Day Singapore in conjunction with The Singapore Polo Club. It was an enjoyable day and a full house of international guests experiencing a spectacular day of polo and entertainment.
British Polo Day Singapore played host to three polo matches and a celebration of British heritage and luxury fashion during the final day of this adrenali- fuelled week of global exposure for Singapore.
THE W HOTEL
AND TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE
AND TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE
The British Polo Day VIP guests experienced exquisite hospitality provided by the new luxury W Hotel in Sentosa Cove with a full flowing Taittinger champagne reception.
THREE EXCITING MATCHES
The first match with hosts Singapore Polo Club playing provided the pipe opener for an afternoon of excellent polo. Both teams were very evenly matched and the score alternated until the exciting 3rd chukka when Lynly Fong, Captain of the Red team, broke away to score 2 quick goals ably supported by Greg Parkhurst.
The Black team fought back in the 4th period with Ang Ban Tong scoring but they could not close the gap and the result was victory to the Red team by 5 goals to 4.
The second match of W Hotel Sentosa Oxbridge taking on Land Rover Singapore was a close fought affair in the first 2 chukkas with both teams playing some long shots, Jeremy Pemberton connecting well but equally on form was the President of the SPC, Iqbal Jumabhoy, who drove the ball hard to pass the ball for the LR SPC team.
The match got off to a great start with some strong play by de Lisle long hitting which thrilled the crowd. The final score was 11 - 11/2.
The Yeo brothers were jointly awarded the Taittinger Most Valuable Player award, richly deserved.
DAY FOR SPORT AND HORSEMANSHIP
Edward Olver, co-founder of British Polo Day said: “It is a great honour to be invited to The Singapore Polo Club. The horse is an international language that can bridge culture in a way that traditionally only sport has been able to do. So what better platform of engagement could one possibly find than the opportunity to combine sport and horsemanship in an iconic location.”
In recognition of the recent Paralympic endeavours at London 2012, The British Polo Day Singapore Committee & Singapore Polo Club selected The Riding for the Disabled Association (Singapore) & WheelPower as the joint beneficiaries of British Polo Day Singapore in 2012.
FASHION AFTER POLO
The polo matches was followed by an exquisite fashion show by Zardoze Singapore that had the British Polo Day guests marvelling over elegant designs.
THEN THE REAL FUN STARTED
The fun continued with a traditional Chukka Bar Party which provided a relaxed setting for DJ Randy Groover to throw some tunes out into the night. Guests danced away until the evening drew to a close on what was another breathtaking British Polo Day in Singapore.
British Polo Day was sponsored by Land Rover, McLaren, Bentley, Savills, Baha Mar, Taittinger, Ettinger, Roxton’s and Hackett.
HISTORY OF BRITISH POLO DAYS
British Polo Days celebrate the history and heritage of the game in a quintessentially British day of polo in various locations all around the world. The next destination is Mexico on November 24, 2012 at the Balvanera Polo Club.
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