The Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) is delighted to announce Royal Salute as the title partner for the prestigious Coronation Cup over a longstanding period. This new agreement sees the time-honoured and delicately crafted whisky expand its presence in the game.
It is a seamless collaboration; the Coronation Cup honours the coronation of King George V and Royal Salute honours the coronation of his granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II. So, the association is befitting for both, whose histories lie in parallel with significantly momentous occasions for the British Monarchy.
This year’s Royal Salute Coronation Cup will feature two of the strongest international teams in polo – England and South America.
David Woodd, Chief Executive of the HPA, said: “Royal Salute is already a strong supporter of polo worldwide so we are delighted that they have agreed to sponsor the Coronation Cup. They are a great British brand and we much look forward to working with them to make it a great day.”
Vadim Grigorian, Royal Salute Global Brand Director quote: “As a longstanding, passionate supporter of the ‘sport of kings,’ it is fitting to cement Royal Salute’s association with the most prestigious polo event in Britain – the Coronation Cup. We are deeply fascinated with polo – from its profound origins rooted in noble values to the naturally evolving symbiosis between player and horse; it is a firmly planted in tradition, yet played in the modern world. Honouring time and legacy are in the DNA of Royal Salute, so it is a privilege to extend our patronage to an organisation that also encapsulates comparable values.”
Neil Hobday, CEO of Guards Polo Club added: “Guards Polo Club is delighted to welcome one of the the world’s most prestigious whisky brand and one that has shown so much support for the sport of polo at home and abroad. The whole Guards team is looking forward to working with Royal Salute to ensure a highly successful event.”
On the day of the event, Royal Salute will present a specially curated open air experience that is an artistic and philosophical reinterpretation of a quintessential British picnic. Tickets for the Royal Salute Coronation Cup will be available from www.coronationcuppolo.com, while Keith Prowse will create its popular Chukkas Restaurant at Windsor Great Park, offering superb hospitality, the perfect accompaniment to a day of polo.
Royal Salute contact: Kat Carnevale, International PR Manager
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