British Polo Day and The Majlis Gallery

The Majlis Gallery is delighted to be a part of British Polo Day.
Astrid Harrisson’s photography work was selected to be be shown at several high profile events taking place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The story of British Polo Day is an inspiring call to action by two young friends, keen to ensure that Britain projects its values and identity in an increasingly overcrowded international space. Olver and Hudson were inspired by all the incredible celebratory events in London during 2011 and 2012 from the Royal wedding, The Queens Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics, rolling out British Polo Days around the world with the goal of opening doors and building a network of diplomatic and commercial opportunities to showcase great British brands.

The aim of a British Polo Day is to continue the tradition of playing high quality polo against friends in host countries, while also acting as a platform for British businesses in emerging markets, giving them intravenous access to the global elite. “British Polo Days are like global lilly pads, stepping stones into other markets. The project initially began in The UAE in 2009, with the UK launch taking place in July 2011. The event was held at Watership Down estate, the home and private polo ground of Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber, with players and an audience that included HRH Prince Henry of Wales and HRH Prince Rashid of Jordan. Since then, British Polo Day has taken place in China, Singapore, Mexico, India, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, France Germany and with Russia, Brazil, USA and Australia planned in the next 12 months.
Each event features British polo players from some of Britain’s leading institutions competing against teams from the host country. Since the end of 2011, the British side has fielded teams and players from Eton, Harrow, Oxford, Cambridge and The British Army who compete head to head with local and international teams. British Polo Day has recognised that the horse is an international language, a tool of communication and can effectively bridge two cultures through a shared understanding and appreciation . Similarly British Polo Day has recognised fashion and art to be two equally effective bridging tools with the countries elites. British Polo Day has hosted 12 royal families and over 10,000 global elites in the last 12 months and celebrated British identity with galas on The Great Wall of China and parties on the top of Rajhastani Palaces as well as raising over £250,000 for Charity.The founders are committed to servicing The British Luxury Sector as they become a trusted source for purchasing decisions by international elites.