Members of the AM Polo club pose with the trophy.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Al Habtoor Polo Club officially kicked off its polo season with the anticipated Ladies Charity Cup 2022.
In its fourth year, the exhibition cup highlighted the strength of women in the sport of kings in support of Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends during breast cancer awareness month.
The pink-themed event gathered spectators for an afternoon of exciting polo and fun activities with fantastic prizes for a few lucky guests.
The Pink Warriors and Pink Soldiers faced each other in the first half with Khalid Bin Drai scoring the first goal of the season. The teams were at a tie by halftime with 1-goal each.
The Pink Soldiers took the lead by the end of the third chukker and carried its 2-goal advantage all the way to the end nicked the victory at 5 goals to 3.
The next match was between the defending champions — Hesketh Polo and AM Polo. Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum opened the game with a goal for AM Polo and by half-time, the team was ahead by half a goal.
The penultimate chukker was a rush for Hesketh Polo to close in on their opponent however AM Polo kept its lead. The final chukker saw Lee Slimming nick one goal for Hesketh, but AM Polo managed to nail the last goal and stole the win at 5 goals to 3.5.
Philippe D’Amat awarded the teams of the day with Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum as the Most Valuable Player and Zuma, a 10-year old Argentine mare ridden by Lee Slimming as the Best Playing Pony.