11 Jun 2017
Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy: the UK leg of the Maserati international polo tour in collaboration with La Martina
Today, the UK round of Maserati’s International Polo Tour saw a thrilling match for the second year running at the Gloucestershire-based Beaufort Polo Club.
Playing in the match at the historic British ground was a very special guest; HRH The Duke of Cambridge who played on the Maserati team alongside England International star player, Malcolm Borwick, as well as Bruce Merivale-Austin and Henry Porter. His Royal Highness took part in the game in aid of the charities Child Bereavement UK and Fields in Trust, of which The Duke is Patron.
Playing on the opposing Dhamani 1969 team was HH The Maharaja of Jaipur, Karan Thapar, Nina Clarkin and Olly Tuthill.
Today’s victory was secured by Dhamani 1969, whose powerful performance saw a final score of 7-6½. After an impressive showing, the Maserati Most Valuable Player prize was presented to Henry Porter.
2017 is the fourth year Maserati and its polo apparel partner, La Martina, have hosted a global polo tour, with the UK match being the third of five matches on the calendar. The 2017 season spans nine months, covering two global continents.
To celebrate the prestigious tournament, La Martina has designed a luxurious and completely unique polo shirt worn by the Maserati Team players. Made from 100% pure Italian silk from the region of Como, only four of these shirts have been made– one for each player on the Maserati team.
Alongside the exclusive shirts worn by Team Maserati, La Martina has produced a special Beaufort Edition polo shirt which has been released to celebrate the UK leg of the Maserati Polo tour. The shirt features La Martina and Maserati logos embroidered in a Lurex thread, with a textured Union Jack flag printed in an iridescent gun metal effect on the front.
Peter Denton, Region Manager Maserati North Europe, commented: “We’re delighted to be back at Beaufort Polo Club for the second year, celebrating another thrilling leg in our annual International Polo Tour. The power and agility displayed in today’s match encapsulates the spirit of our cars; none more so than the Levante SUV which is the perfect partner in equestrian lifestyle.”
Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina Europe, commented: “We find it hard to describe the thrill we get from contributing to such a special tournament. Each leg represents an occasion to emphasise our passion for the sport and further strengthen La Martina’s roots, celebrating our closeness to home on account of the deep history we share with Britain.”
Showcased alongside the star-studded line-up of polo players was the entire Maserati line-up including Maserati’s newest model; the luxury Levante SUV.
The Maserati Polo Tour continues on 22 July with the start of the “46° Torneo Internacional de Polo” at the Santa Marìa Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain.
The Maserati Polo Tour 2017 can be followed on www.maseratipolo.com, where there will be access to photos, exclusive content and regular updates.
Officine Alfieri Maserati was founded on December 1st, 1914 in Bologna, Italy. Since then, Maserati has played a consistently important role in the history of sports car culture and its development. Every Maserati is like a work of art, its perfection expressing the marque’s proud history. Celebrating over 100 years of unmistakable styling and technological innovation, Maserati is a company in rapid expansion. With presence in over 70 markets worldwide, its role is clearly confirmed as an international ambassador of Italian excellence. This excellence is conveyed every day with passion through products of outstanding performance seen in the GranTurismo, GranCabrio, Ghibli, Quattroporte and the Levante SUV.
About La Martina
La Martina is a family-based polo lifestyle company with a strategic retail division and a focused philosophy about what this sport represents. By investing in technical equipment, conducting research in laboratories, and developing cutting edge products, La Martina is consistently leading the way in safety and performance on the polo field. Off the polo field, La Martina understands that polo is a passion, a lifestyle choice, and an historic sport with a unique culture that needs to be protected and preserved. La Martina helps in doing just this: supporting clubs, associations, professionals and amateurs through the generations, the “aspiring” and the “aspirational”. With global offices in north and South America, Switzerland and the UK, La Martina manages an international network that is uniquely positioned to be the market leader in the organization and support of polo.