The highly anticipated 2018 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26 featured an exhilarating match between the teams Sentebale St. Regis and Royal Salute. Team Sentebale St. Regis with HRH, The Duke of Sussex, Nacho Figueras, Ashley Van Metre Bush and Miguel Mendoza clinched victory with a 5,5 to 4 score against Royal Salute with Riley Ganzi, Chet Lott, the English pro and team captain Malcolm Borwick and Saad Audeh. POLO+10 was delighted to attend this great event personally.
The annual invitation-only fundraising event, which started with a luncheon followed by the polo match, raised money for Sentebale, the charity founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso, which supports vulnerable children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana in southern Africa.
St. Regis, partners of Sentebale for nine years, has long been associated with the world of polo, beginning at the turn of the last century when St. Regis’ founding family, the Astor’s, were a prominent fixture at the matches on Manhattan’s Governors Island. That association continues today, expanding around the world alongside the brand’s growth, and the past few years have seen St. Regis hosting spirited polo matches in Aspen, the United Kingdom, India, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai and South America, among other global destinations.