British Polo Day returns to Singapore to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
British Polo Day returns to Singapore for its second year on Saturday 29th September 2012. Following a Players’ Reception on the evening of Friday 28th September at the Official Hotel of the event: the W Hotel – Sentosa Cove, players from Eton College, Oxford and Cambridge Universities will do battle against the local teams at the Singapore Polo Club the following day. Sponsored by top British companies Savills, Pelham Bell Pottinger, Land Rover, Hackett and Ettinger, the exclusive event promises to be a quintessentially British day of polo, glamour and high society.
The first British Polo Day Singapore celebrated the founding of the club 125 years ago in 1886 when the officers of the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Regiment first played in Singapore. It was therefore fitting that the match saw the return of the victorious British Army Polo Team. This historic occasion was witnessed by over 500 high profile guests and dignitaries, including HH the Sultan of Johor, whose family history is heavily intertwined with the Singapore Polo Club.
This second British Polo Day Singapore celebrates an equally auspicious occasion – the commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Hot on the heels of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Far East Tour, a charity auction is planned to raise money for The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry with top prizes generously donated by Alila Hotels & Resorts, Indigo Pearl Phuket, the Safari Collection and The Hideaways Club.
Tom Hudson, co-founder of British Polo Day, said “We are extremely proud to once again bring a slice of Britain to Singapore to play polo at such an historic and prestigious polo club and we look forward to returning this year to this vibrant city.”