Ghantoot A team emerged winner at the Al Amal Polo Day, one of the most popular events on the UAE polo calendar, held at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club in Abu Dhabi.
The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, who is one of the major supporters of polo in the UAE.
Al Amal Polo Day is an initiative of the Ghantoot Club that attempts to raise awareness and build support for children of determination.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan were the prominent dignitaries who graced the occasion. Ghantoot A team led by Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan edged past Ghantoot B 4-3 in a thrilling clash, which coincided with the 10th edition of the Al Amal Polo Day.
Other members who contributed to the success of Ghantoot A team were Nasser Al Shamsi, Cezar Crespo and Alfredo Capella.
Expressing delight over the success of the Al Amal Polo Day, Zayed Khalifa Al Aboudi Al Zaabi, Executive Director of Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, said: “The event was extremely successful like the previous years.
“Ghantoot Club has a long history of giving back to the local community and we thank all those who joined us in our efforts to raise awareness on children of determination,” he added.
The UAE’s only Royal Club boasts world-class polo and equestrian facilities and is recognised as one of the most prestigious clubs of its kind in the world.
“Such events help in the expansion of the country’s commitment towards social inclusion and empowerment of people of determination,” said Dr Hussain Al Saleh of Oris Dental Care.
Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club sprung up around the vision of the late President, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and is being run under the patronage of his son, Sheikh Falah.The Al Amal Polo Day was sponsored by Maserati Premier Motors, Oris Dental Centre, Noor Al Wasl Clinic, Leva Mazaya Centre Dubai, Mimosa Beauty Lounge and Pieter Petros.