On Saturday 26 July 2014, British Polo Day was held for the second time at the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club. Celebrated Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre was the official watch partner of the British Polo Day Global Series held not only in Russia but also in Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, India, China, USA, Australia, Mexico, and Morocco.
The event, combining an engrossing game of polo with a unique high-society environment, attracted over 400 visitors, including Head of the Department of Physical Fitness and Sport for the Moscow region Oleg Zholobov, ballet star Andris Liepa, designer Alisa Tolkacheva, owner of Jean Louis David salons Tatyana Rogachenko, and member of the Russian Special Olympics Judo and Alpine Skiing team Ekaterina Sazonova. The tournament was also attended by guests from the United Kingdom, such as Chadwick Delaney, Managing Director at Justerini & Brooks, Peter Prentice, Brand Director at Royal Salute, Andrew Cameron, Managing Partner at Charles Russell, as well as and Isabelle Gervais, International PR Director at Jaeger-LeCoultre, Switzerland.
This year, Jaeger-LeCoultre is once again ready for an outstanding polo series. Historically connected to the world of polo, Jaeger-LeCoultre sponsors many of the world’s most popular tournaments and holds membership at the best polo clubs. Amongst the brand’s fans are several polo stars representing the legendary Reverso watch, which was developed 83 years ago with the aim of withstanding the adversity of the polo field in pure sophistication.
The final chord of this fabulous day was struck with an authentic Argentinian asado and an exciting after-party with a DJ from a fashionable Moscow nightclub that lasted well into the night.
Says Mikhail Rodzyanko, host of the second British Polo Day Russia:
“We were happy to host the second British Polo Day at the Moscow Polo Club. It was a big success and, this year, the results have surpassed all expectation. Events like British Polo Day not only contribute to the development of polo throughout Russia but also form tight international friendships which are today more important and needed than ever.”
Chadwich Delaney, the General Director of Justerini & Brooks – a partner of the tournament, also commented on the second British Polo Day Russia: “Today’s event epitomises the best of luxury. To combine high-society, the right people and sport on such an elevated level is a rare skill.”
In all countries, polo tournaments are associated with charity, and British Polo Day also actively seeks donations. As of today, the amount of 1,230,386 US dollars has been raised, which has been distributed between charities in a number of countries.