BRITISH POLO DAY CHINA | Champions, Tradition and Heritage In the World’s Fastest Growing Economy
After celebrating the 50th event, the momentum picks up as British Polo Day heads to Beijing this September. Championing British brands in the booming economy, British Polo Day proves to be a powerful platform from which Britain can continue its influential relationship with China.
On Saturday, 3rd September 2016, the British Polo Day Global Series -presented by RJI Capital– returns to Beijing’s distinguished Tang Polo Club. British Polo Day China is kindly hosted by one of China’s finest polo players, and Owner of the Tang Polo Club, Mr. Shilai Liu.
Both, the British and the Chinese have a mutual appreciation for their respective legacies of tradition and heritage. British Polo Day brings over 2,500 years of British heritage along with its partners, such as Harrods, Bentley, Royal Salute, Justerini & Brooks and more. The perfect accompaniment to China’s own legacy of over 5,000 years of tradition and culture. Partnering with NUO Hotel, who’s very meaning is “golden promise”, guests will be immersed in traditional Chinese literature, art and culture within the luxury and contemporary hotel.
Last year’s VIP guests included Mr. Shilai Liu, Owner of the Tang Polo Club, Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China, Ms. Grace Chen, Fashion Designer, Minal Bodani, Wife of Hitesh Bodani, Founder of Bond Investment Group Holding, and HRH Prince Norodom Narithipong. With RSVPs coming in thick and fast, this year’s event looks to be just as prolific, notably the Harrods Green Man, who has become a celebrity in his own right!
The day will begin with guests arriving to a display of the new Bentley Bentayga and the Bentley Mulsanne, the ultimate expression of performance and luxury. They are then to be welcomed by the Champagne Taittinger Reception and the visual feast of Ethan K’s beautifully bespoke crafted handbags. During a delicious meal, provided by the NUO hotel, guests will watch the ‘live entertainment’ of the Brompton Bicycle Polo teams assembling their bikes for a comical competition.
Once the amusement concludes and the Brompton bicycles are safely folded away, the ponies will be brought on to the pitch for the Official Opening Ceremony led by the impressive Bentley Bentayga and closely followed by the Royal Salute Tang Polo Club team and the RJI Capital Commonwealth team. These two teams will play against each other in their bid for the RJI Dynasty Plate.
An afternoon tea will offer a welcome break on the balcony of the Tang Polo Club, providing the perfect elevated view to watch the final match of the day where Bentley Yaozhi AMC team will be up against NUO Hotel British Schools for the prized Bentley Tang Cup.
Worthy players and delighted guests will come together for the Prize Giving Ceremony where winning teams will collect their trophies and Royal Salute will host a toast to the success of the day.