Another Win for the Bin Drai Polo Team at the AHPRC Christmas League 2018
22/12/2018

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

It was a fun and action-packed afternoon at the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club as the AHRPC Christmas League 2018 concluded with another win for the Bin Drai Polo team. The team, which won the Sir Winston Churchill Cup 2018, proudly lifted the trophy as they closed the day with a final score of 7 to 6 against Mahra Polo team.

The culmination of the AHPRC Christmas League had a festive swing to its usual Friday Polo Picnic. Gazeboes were adorned with Christmas decorations where guests relaxed and enjoyed the Subsidiary and Final matches. A delightful Christmas Market with delicious food and all things sweet from the food trucks on site were available for the guests to indulge in some last minute shopping or delicious food. The children entertained themselves in Christmas carnival games, arts and crafts and gingerbread making as the day ensued.

The Subsidiary Final had RA/PBS Polo and Kuwait/Rhinos Polo teams compete in the field. It was close match resulting to a final score of 6 to 5 in favour of RA/PBS Polo team.

Santa Claus came to polo on a horse trotting down the field with gifts for all the children who came to see him. Mrs Santa and a cute elf assisted in distributing toys and chocolates that brought a smile to the little ones.

As Santa waved goodbye, Bin Drai Polo and Mahra Polo teams lined up for the anticipated Final match. Both teams showcased their passion for the sport and capped off the AHPRC Christmas League 2018 with Bin Drai Polo team as victors and Khalid Bin Drai as the Most Valuable Player.

The AHPRC Christmas League 2018 was sponsored by Fit Fresh LLC, a supplier of ultra-fresh juices including cold-pressed juices, sanitised cut vegetables and salad; Knights and Lords, Matea Nesek, and Valentino Flowers.

 

Teams and Players at the AHPRC Christmas League Final:

Bin Drai Polo Team – Khalid Bin Drai, Mohammed Bin Drai, Marina Galarza, Andres Laplacette
Kuwait/Rhinos Polo Team – Alya Awlaqi, Stuart Wrigley, Ariel Ponzi, Jake Daniels
Mahra Polo Team – Mohamed Al Habtoor, Khalaf Al Habtoor, Tariq Al Habtoor, Diogo Gallego
RA/PBS Polo Team– Rashid Al Fallahi, Petra Spanko, Tomas
Pallacios, Tomy Iriarte

The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & 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. Check out the Polo Calendar 2018-2019 for upcoming international-standard polo tournaments or contact +97144362222 | contacts@alhabtoorpoloclub.com for more information on other events scheduled at the Club.

 

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