The UK leg of Maserati’s International Polo Tour saw a thrilling match at the Gloucestershire-based Beaufort Polo Club. Playing in the UK match at the iconic ground was a very special guest; HRH The Duke of Cambridge who played on the Maserati team.
His Royal Highness took part in the game in aid of the Princes’ chosen charities England and Wales Mountain Rescue, Household Cavalry Foundation and Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. Since 2007 the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been playing polo in support of their charities. This summer’s matches will see the total they have raised pass the £10 million mark.
Joining the Princes in the action were England Internationals and La Martina ambassadors, Malcolm Borwick, and George Meyrick.
2016 is the third year Maserati and its historic partner La Martina have hosted a world polo tour, with the UK match being the third of six matches on the calendar. The 2016 season spans nine months, covering three continents and six time zones.
To mark this leg of the tour, La Martina released a limited edition polo shirt – the Anatomic Sport, of which only 300 will be available. The Anatomic Sport – features a Union Jack second button, alongside seamless anatomical decoration on front and back, as well as the historic La Martina and Maserati logos.
Victory was secured by Maserati, whose excellent performance saw a final score of 9 – 5 ½. After an impressive showing, the Maserati Most Valuable Player prize was presented to polo player, Charley Law.
“Today’s match at Beaufort polo Club highlighted exactly why we look forward to our annual International polo Tour. The thrill of the match and the power and agility of the ponies is everything we try to encapsulate in our products,” commented Peter Denton, Region Manager Maserati North Europe.
The Maserati Polo Tour continues on 15-24 July with the “USPA Maserati Silver Cup” at the Santa Barbara polo & Racquet Club, California, USA. Maserati will then fly to Sotogrande, Spain, for the “45° Torneo Internacional de Polo” that will be held from 27 July to 11 August at the Santa Maria polo Club.