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Al Habtoor Royal Windsor Cup, 1 – 24 Jun 2013

Overview

The Al Habtoor Royal Windsor Cup at Guards Polo Club provides passion, power and pageantry. The impressive trophy, historically presented by HM The Queen, is the premier medium-goal tournament in the English polo calendar.

It has been played at Guards Polo Club since 1955 – the Club’s inaugural year – and continues to attract the leading players of the sport. This tournament usually features more than 25 teams and so even qualifying is an achievement. The subsidiary match to this tournament is the Mountbatten Cup which is also played on the Finals day.

Teams comprising of Guards members who do not qualify for the quarter finals can also enter into the Prince Philip Cup. Many players consider winning the Royal Windsor as the pinnacle of their career due to the strength of the competition. Former winning teams include HRH The Prince of Wales’s Windsor Park team. The equine thrills do not end with the final whistle of the match. A carriage driving procession, organised by the British Driving Society, will then parade in front of the Royal Box.

The Al Habtoor Royal Windsor Cup Tournament is sponsored by the Al Habtoor Group, which is headed up by Khalaf Al Habtoor. He left his job with a local construction firm in 1970 and started his own company, Al Habtoor Engineering Ltd, the foundation of today’s Al Habtoor Group.

The Al Habtoor Group has since grown within the UAE and is now internationally recognised through its construction, hotels, real-estate, education, automobile distribution and leasing and publishing businesses. It is one of the UAE’s most successful and respected diversified business corporations, employing over 40,000 people.

Date
1 – 24 Jun 2013
Enquiries

  • Elodie Manceau
  • Lifestyle Manager
  • +44 207 590 3022
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Guards Polo Club Hospitality

Guards Polo Club has a wealth of experience in coordinating events and hospitality ranging from 20 guests in the Royal Box to 20,000 at our ticketed events.

Hospitality packages can be tailor-made to your requirements, from champagne to afternoon tea, flowers to photographs even a marching band can be arranged. Choose from one of our three venues; The Royal Box, The Clubhouse or The Duke’s Pavilion or alternatively a picnic area next to the pitch can be reserved for your party.

We are happy to work with you in a number of ways from simply granting you a green field site as a venue for your event to managing your entire day. With the support of our long established relationships with caterers, contractors and suppliers, including furniture hire, power and telecommunications we are able to organise as much or as little of your event as you require.

The Royal Box

Probably one of the most exclusive corporate hospitality addresses in the country. The Royal Box is beautifully designed and furnished and can seat up to 30 people. The Royal Box overlooks The Queen’s Ground and is used regularly by members of the Royal Family.

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse can be booked Tuesday to Saturday, with a maximum capacity of 210 for a formal sit down dinner or 350 for an asado buffet. The Stick Room can be hired for groups of up to 60 guests. The Clubhouse and Stick Room overlook The Queen’s Ground and is an ideal location for corporate days out or family celebrations. With both rooms you will have access to the terrace and lawn.

The Duke’s Pavilion

The Duke’s Pavilion is the most intimate venue available, set in a more private location with its own terrace overlooking The Duke’s Ground. To hire this venue you must be a member of Guards Polo Club.