Cartier Cartier Polo Team Wins Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge
Cartier Polo International Challenge held by the Cartier Polo International Challenge with the support of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, the wife of His Excellency HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Chief, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister In the Dubai Polo Challenge, after intense competition, they defeated the Desert Palm team 10-9 and won the trophy proudly for the first time.
On February 24, 2012, Charlotte Casiraghi, Louis Ferla and Bernard Fornas formed the Cartier team to participate in the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel in Dubai.
HRH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was awarded by Her Highness HRH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum because the sponsor of this event, Princess Haya Princess Haya, was unable to participate in the last day of polo. Mr. De Funas and Louis Ferla, General Manager of Cartier Dubai attended the event.
Adriano Agosti took the trophy and shared the honor with his teammates. Mohammed Bin Drai was named the most valuable player. He received a pair of polo boots and a pair of knee pads provided by La Martina. Cartier’s Juan Jose Brane was named Best Playing Pony, Charlotte Casiraghi awarded him the La Martina saddle, and in the last round Brane rode Saeed Bin Drai’s pony Sybarita. Finally, HH Sheikh Mansour and Ali Albwardy donated a check for Satish Seemar, chairman of the Dubai Disabled Equestrian Association, based in Desert Palm.
CARTIER INTERNATIONAL DUBAI POLO CHALLENGE Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge
Team Cartier: Adriano Agosti (CH) 0; Mohammed Bin Drai (UAE) -1; Francisco Elizalde (ARG) 6; Juan Jose Brane (ARG) 7.
Team Desert Palm: Tariq Albwardy (UAE) 1; Faris Al Yabhouni (UAE) 0; Martin Valent (ARG) 5; Alfredo Capella (ARG) 6
DESERT PALM TROPHY
Team Julius Baer: Amr Zedan (KSA) 0; Saad Audeh (UAE) 0; Pancho Marin Moreno (ARG) 6; Rodolfo Ducos (ARG) 5.
Team CNN: Gary Shepherd (UK) -1; Kassem Shafi (PK) 0; Vieri Antinori (ARG) 6; Hissam Ali Hyder (PK) 6 .