British Polo Day is expanding. It has now grown to encapsulate 11 glamourous international polo events including Morocco, Dubai, Mexico, USA, China and, of course, Great Britain, taking place this month.
The aim is to continue the tradition of playing high quality amateur polo against friends across the world whilst also showcasing established British luxury brands and acting as a champion for craftsmanship and heritage in emerging markets.
This home leg of the British Polo Day Series will see the Atlantic Polo Team swap their oars for mallets following their grueling race across the Atlantic.
It is set to be a day of hotly-contested sport, alongside teams from The Commonwealth, British Schools and the Singapore Polo Club.
Partnered with Land Rover and traveling with Abercrombie and Kent, guests will be whisked off to Black Bears in chauffeur-driven Range Rovers where they will be greeted with a Taittinger Champagne reception.
They can then either opt for the luxury three-course luncheon by Theo Randall or for a more relaxed, pitch-side picnic, to get in on the action, with a hamper full of delicious artisan delights.
Along with some great sporting entertainment there will be an auction raising money for some worthy charities, including Head Injury Through Sport, The James Wentworth Stanley Memorial Fund and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
To top it off, a modern afternoon tea, created by executive chef Paul Bates and the team at InterContinental London Park Lane, will be served, followed by a decadent after party with the hotel’s signature cocktails and Golden Age jazz. This looks like summer fun at its most glamorous.
British Polo Day Charity Cup 2014, presented by Land Rover, Saturday June 28th, tickets on application through firstname.lastname@example.org, Black Bears Polo Ground, Henley-on-Thames (020-7352 0340; www.britishpoloday.com)
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