The Abu Dhabi polo team has emerged victorious and were crowned as the polo champions at the final match of the third annual Emirates Polo Association, ADCB EPA cup, held on Friday January 17th, 2020.

With the polo season in full swing and renowned for showcasing some of the best polo in the UAE, the thrilling finale of the ADCB EPA cup was held at the Desert Palm Polo club and saw participation from 4 teams: the A.M polo team led by H.H. Sheikha Alya Al Maktoum, the Ghantoot team led by Nasser Al Shamsi, the Abu Dhabi team led by Faris Al Yabhouni, and the Bhansali team led by RishiKumar Bhansali. The tournament was held from 8th – 17th January 2020.

The tournament finale was attended by VIP’s, dignitaries and the UAE’s crème de la crème, who turned out in full force to support their favorite team, at the picturesque backdrop of the prestigious Desert Palm Polo club. With a laid-back atmosphere and Latin inspired theme, guests were privy to the best from the world of polo in an elegant and welcoming setting.

Ali Al Bwardy Chairman of Emirates Polo Association (EPA) shared his delight at the success of the tournament and said: “Our heartiest congratulations to the Abu Dhabi polo team. We are extremely proud to have partnered with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Savills Middle East to bring a thrilling tournament that spanned over a week and showcased the sport of kings in such a magnificent way. As a nation, we are fans of equestrian sports and have great respect for horses - any sport that can show off their speed, elegance and grace, so beautifully must be preserved and shared with all to enjoy. It is our endeavor to keep this great sport alive and thriving and we look forward to many more exciting tournaments.”

“We’re delighted to have partnered with the Emirates Polo Association to introduce the first Savills Cup within the ADCB EPA Finals. As a sport with a strong heritage, stemming back to both the British and the Persian Empires, we felt it was the perfect affiliation – enabling us to bring a little bit of Britain to the region, and to support the local community,” commented Stan Ennor-Glynn, Head of International Residential Sales Middle East, Savills.

The event was conceptualized and executed by Capital D Studio and is sponsored by ADCB, Savills Middle East, Melia Desert Palm and Capital D Studio.

Source: Shadani Consulting