AM Polo Wins the Ladies Charity Cup 2022

30/10/2022

DUBAI, UAE

Al Habtoor Polo Club officially kicked off its polo season with the anticipated Ladies Charity Cup 2022. In its fourth year, the exhibition cup highlighted the strength of women in the sport of kings in support of Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends during breast cancer awareness month.

The pink-themed event gathered spectators for an afternoon of exciting polo and fun activities with fantastic prizes for a few lucky guests.

The Pink Warriors and Pink Soldiers faced each other in the first half with Khalid Bin Drai scoring the first goal of the season. The teams were at a tie by halftime with 1-goal each. The Pink Soldiers took the lead by the end of the third chukker and carried its 2-goal advantage all the way to the end nicked the victory at 5 goals to 3.


Pink Soldiers vs. Pink Warriors: 0 - 1 | 1 - 1 | 4 - 2 | 5 - 3

The next match was between the defending champion - Hesketh Polo and, AM Polo. Her Highness Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum opened the game with a goal for AM Polo and by halftime, the team was ahead by half a goal. The penultimate chukker was a rush for Hesketh Polo to close in on its opponent however AM Polo kept its lead. The final chukker saw Lee Slimming nick one goal for Hesketh, but AM Polo managed to nail the last goal and stole the win at 5 goals to 3.5.

AM Polo vs. Hesketh Polo: 1 - 1.5 | 3 - 2.5 | 4 - 2.5 | 5 - 3.5

Philippe D'Amat awarded the teams of the day with Her Highness Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum as the Most Valuable Player and Zuma, a 10-year old Argentine mare ridden by Lee Slimming as the Best Playing Pony.

The Ladies Charity Cup 2022 is sponsored by Handmade Tailoring and
Professional Carpets Idea Trading. The teams, best-dressed ladies, pose a pink social media competition and find the pink coin winners received lovely gifts from Alqvimia, Healthserve Home Healthcare, Bali Polo Club, Palm Lights, Hizero Appliances, Pastels Salon and Dr. Kayle Aesthetic Clinic.

The Club also hosted a Charity Auction for the benefit of Al Jalila Foundation. The auction featured exquisite pieces from
Mira South Sea Pearls, LLOTT Jewellery, and works of art from Lilo Dell'uttri and Eng. Khalid Alzayani. Valuable polo memorabilia signed by polo superstars such as Pablo Mac Donough, Richard Mille, Facundo Sola and Hillario Ulloa, were also showcased at the auction.

ABOUT AL JALILA FOUNDATION

Al Jalila Foundation, a global healthcare philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.

Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends is a forerunner in raising awareness on the importance of early detection of breast cancer, furthering patient support with medical treatment and investing in local breast cancer research.

ABOUT AL HABTOOR POLO CLUB

The Al Habtoor Polo Club is a state-of-the-art polo and equestrian community devoted to equine sports and is the home ground for the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. and hosts a number of international-standard tournaments, competitions and events. 

The Al Habtoor Riding School and Polo Academy cater to novice and experienced riders and all levels of polo players - from those embarking on their first competition or tournament, to those embracing the ultimate, national competitions and high goal polo. 

Both offer private and group lessons and fun days with friends and family. For more information and to book your classes, please contact +97144362222 | contacts@alhabtoorpoloclub.com.

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