The first ever Al Habtoor Polo Cup event was held
on Friday the 23rd of March 2007 in Dubai Polo
Club at The Arabian Ranches.
Al Habtoor Group and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ABDB)
were the sponsors of the event.
The event featured a stunning match between the Al
Habtoor polo team and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
For the Al Habtoor team, the players were Mohammed
Al Habtoor from the UAE, Rashid Al Habtoor from
the UAE, Justo del Carril from Argentina and Pipi
Bourdieu from Argentina.
For the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank team, the
players were Susan Sanderson from Australia, John
Fisher from the UK, James Harper from the UK and
Herman Echague from Argentina.
The players arrived on the pitch, in style, on
camels. After this, they mounted their
horses and the match started.
There was a big excitement in the first few
minutes, with two goals being scored in quick
succession. The five chukkas ended in a 9 – 5
result in the favour of Al Habtoor Polo Team.
Walid Tabbal presented the prizes from ADCB.
Quatra Terra won the best horse award, while
Mohammed Al Habtoor won the Best Player award.
The evening continued with a gala dinner and the
guests throughout the evening were entertained by
The Diva Duo and The Tahiti Group.
Al Habtoor Polo Cup event will be held every year,
and will continue with its stunning matches once