16 December 2016
Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club

Welcome to the historic inaugural England International Polo Classic.  For the first ever time, the England Polo Team will compete in the UAE, taking on Habtoor UAE.

Captained by Charlie Cadogan, four of the best young English polo players will take on a team selected by Mohammed Al Habtoor.  This International Match will be played at a fourteen goal handicap level and will be played under Hurlingham Polo Association rules.

The teams will compete for an original miniature version of one of polo’s most prestigious trophies – The Coronation Cup.  It is the only time that this miniature Trophy has been awarded since the first ever Coronation Cup that took place in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V.

For those of you who would like to watch the game, we can offer a number of ticketing options.  If you fancy watching the game from the comfort of the St Regis Hotel terrace, you can purchase a brunch ticket.  However, if you want to just picnic with your friends, then we are offering tickets free of charge as a special winter break offer.  For those who like to entertain friends with the ultimate tailgate party, we have limited parking pitch-side which will cost 100AED per car.

In addition to two games of polo, starting from 12.30pm, there will be lots of entertainment for families as we will be offering pony rides and of course a giant bouncy castle to keep small children busy!

The England Polo Team will be on hand before and after the International Match to meet guests and sign autographs.

Friday 16th December

  • 12.30 - Bubbles Reception (brunch guests only) 
  • 13:00 – St. Regis Brunch – England and Habtoor UAE polo teams join you for start of brunch to meet and greet your VIP guests (brunch guests only)
  • 13:00 – Exhibition Match
  • 14:30 - International Test Match – Boadicea The Victorious Team England vs Argentex Habtoor UAE
  • 15:45 – Coronation Cup Trophy presentation to winning team
  • 16:00 – Meet and greet with the players
  • 16:30 – Day finishes

Picnic and General Admission access is free of charge. There is a charge of 100AED to bring your car into the picnic area. 

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