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A ROYAL VICTORY

 

Beaufort Polo Club recently played host to Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy as part of the Maserati Polo Tour in collaboration with La Martina, apart of the UK leg of Maserati’s International Polo Tour seing 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. La Martina, the prestigious supplier of technical polo equipment and luxury lifestyle clothing and official supplier of the Maserati Team, has partnered with the luxury car manufacturer to further strengthen the relationship of the two brands. 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.

Enrico Roselli, La Martina CEO, said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to host a third prestigious world polo tour match in the UK alongside Maserati, and at the same time continue to further grow our relationship with another like-minded brand that also contains such magnificent heritage.” The 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.