The biggest names in the sport of polo were in action recently on the Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park in a bid to win the Cartier Queen’s Cup 2015.
One of the most prestigious and renowned events of the British sporting calendar, watched by HM The Queen, Arnaud M. Bamberger, Executive Chairman Cartier Ltd, and Laurent Feniou, Managing Director Cartier Ltd, alongside a strong crowd of polo aficionados, was played out.
The summit of the day was the exhilarating play for the Queen’s Cup between King Powers Foxes and Dubai. King Power Foxes retained their unbeaten run in this 22-goal competition to receive the prestigious trophy from HM The Queen.
Dubai dominated the early part of the main final, but King Powers took the win in extra time and were rewarded after some excellent teamwork, with Gonzalito, Facundo and Top all contributing to the all-important golden goal, and won the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final 11-10.
‘The King of Jewellers’, Cartier, has a long-standing tradition of supporting polo for over 30 years, the true ‘Sport of Kings’ the world over. Cartier UK is delighted to continue its involvement in the prestigious high-goal Queen’s Cup tournament.
The tournament began on Tuesday 19th May, commencing three weeks of electrifying high-goal polo. With 12 impressive teams entering this most prestigious of tournaments, the tournament concluded yesterday, Sunday 14th June, with the historic final played in the presence of HM The Queen.
[Mr Percy Gibson and Dame Joan Collins]
To mirror the impressive talent on the field, Cartier invited guests from the worlds of stage, screen, sport, society, and literature into the Cartier enclosure, welcoming them to the elegant reception, serving Cartier champagne and a lunch created by Mosimann’s.
Guests started with Scottish Langoustine & Fennel Salad, Basil & Lemon Virgin Oil followed by Tagliata of Chargrilled Beef Fillet Wild with Rocket & Pommes Rissolées with Salsa Verde and finished on a sweet note with Malt Chocolate Pot, Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Summer Berries.
The enclosure was transformed into a quintessentially ‘English Garden’ with floral creations; tables were adorned with bespoke cloths, littered with a stems of baby blue eucalyptus. Ocean song roses, lavender sweet pea, purple lisianthus, pale pink peonies and rosemary, were all used in the arrangements.
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