SUCCESS FOR BRITISH POLO DAY IN INDIA
British Polo Day returned to India this December launching in Mumbai with a Royal Polo Gala.Philip Treacy, Beulah London and Hackett all showcased their new Spring/Summer 2013 collection in front of the who’s who of Mumbai’s social circle.
British Polo Day in Jodhpur held exciting heritage polo on the 15th and 16th December which culminated with a second joint fashion show in front of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, exhibiting the second line of Philip Treacy’s and Beulah London’s Spring/Summer Collection.
The Royal Polo Gala held at the Seaside Lawns was the launch pad for British Polo Day. Attended by the city’s top socialites and graced by the presence of HRH Gaj Singh II, The Maharaja of Marwar Jodhpur, for an evening that celebrated the royal sport of polo. Guests viewed the designs of Philip Treacy, Beulah London and Hackett in a fashion showcase. The host for the evening was indian fashion model, Archana Vijaya.
Lady Natasha Rufus Issacs, commenting on Beulah’s ongoing association with British Polo Day said,
“We are delighted to be part of British Polo Day and showcase our Spring Summer 2013 designs. It is a brilliant platform from which to launch our brand, and to celebrate the best parts of Britain in such a special part of the world”.
A drinks reception was held at the Sunset Terrace of the Umaid Bahwan Palace to welcome guests to the second leg of British Polo Day India in Jodhpur. Over the weekend, guests saw the finest institutions from England and India compete against one other at top class polo, which included: Eton College vs Mayo College and the Presidents Bodyguards vs The British Army.
The weekend ended in style with a joint fashion show exhibiting Philip Treacy and Beulah London’s newest Collection in front of The Umaid Bhawan Palace. Ed Olver – Co-Founder of British Polo Day – said, “We were delighted to raise 33,500 USD for The Indian Head Injury Foundation and Head Injury Through Sport (HITS), consistent with our desire to reinforce the bonds between two nations through shared philanthropic aims.”
At the culmination of the event hosted at The Umaid Bhawan, the home of His Royal Highness Gaj Singh II The Maharaja of Marwar Jodhpur said,
“It is a great opportunity to develop a bond between our two cultures and promoting a game like polo steeped in rich history and tradition. It was wonderful to see new players excelling in this sport and people taking keen interest in promoting the game”.