Under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 12th edition of the prestigious Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge concluded today with an 9-6win for Zedan Polo.
CARTIER INTERNATIONAL DUBAI POLO CHALLENGE 12th EDITION TEAMS 2016
Zedan Polo Team: Amr Zedan (0); Rashid Bin Drai (0); Nico Petracchi (2); Raul Laplacette (6)
Habtoor Polo: Stuart Wrigley (0); Mohammed Al Habtoor (0); Santiago Gomez Romero (3); Tomas Iriarte (5).
Cartier: Federico von Potobsky (6); Peter Reid (-1); Haider Bangash (-1); Mario Gomez (4)
Desert Palm: HRH Prince Jefri (0); Saoud Khoory (1); Rashid Albwardy (2); Martin Valent (5).
Their valiant opponents in this final were Habtoor Polo, headed up by Mohammed Al Habtoor.HRH Princess Haya presented the impressive Cartier trophy to the Zedan team patrons Amr Zedan and Rashid Bin Drai.Cartier’s VIP guest Alessandra Ambrosio had earlier presented the La Martina Most Valuable Player of the Tournament Award to Habtoor Polo’s Santiago Gomez Romero. She also presented the Cartier Best Playing Pony Rug and a saddle to Mohammed Al Habtoor’s Sasha, which had been played by Habtoor Polo’s Tommy Iriarte.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 05: Red carpet and guard of honour for the trophy presentations during the final day of the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at Desert Palm Hotel on November 5, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates