British Polo Day returns to the Americas for the 5th British Polo Day Mexico

Press Release

14th November 2016 – British Polo Day Mexico 2016 is set to mark the fifth British Polo Day to take place at Balvanera Polo & Country Club preceded by a 3-­day itinerary in San Miguel de Allende. With its cobbled streets and culture, San Miguel de Allende is a fitting location to base guests with its shared history of culture and heritage in a town which attracts globe-­trotters from around the world.

On Saturday 19th November, the British Polo Day Global Series -­ presented by RJI Capital and under the patronage of the de Alba Family -­ returns to Balvanera Polo & Country Club. Last year’s VIP guests included Cecilia Suárez, Emmy International nominated Mexican actress, Alejandra Alemán and Richard Le Poer, the Earl of Tyrone, who flew in to battle it out on the polo field. This year’s guests will again be welcomed by the Harrods Green Man who will be flying out exclusively from the Knightsbridge store to welcome guests under the Harrods Flower Arch.

The line-­up for British Polo Day Mexico is as follows:
12.30pm Taittinger and Justerini & Brooks Brunch
2.15pm Brompton Bicycle Polo
2.30pm Opening Ceremony
3.00pm British Schools I vs Mexico
4.00pm Afternoon Tea & Tequila
4.30pm British Schools II vs Balvanera
6.00pm Prize Giving

The day will begin with a Champagne Taittinger Reception before guests feast their eyes on a display of ‘live entertainment’ of the Brompton Bicycle Polo teams assembling their bikes for a comical competition.

Following the light-­hearted game, and an authored lunch with a Royal Salute Quaich experience lead by none other than Peter Prentice, ponies and players will be brought onto the pitch for the Official Opening Ceremony led by the impressive Bentley ‘double act’ and closely followed by the British Schools I team and the Mexico team who will battle it out in their bid for the RJI Capital Plate.

An afternoon tea with a side of a tequila for those wanting to be adventurous, will provide a chance for all the guests to quench their thirsts before watching the final match of the day which will consist of the British Schools II Team who will be up against Balvanera for the prized Bentley Cup.

Worthy players and delighted guests will come together and raise their glasses to the day’s winning polo teams collecting their trophies during the Prize Giving Ceremony.

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The event is partnered with RJI Capital, Harrods, Royal Salute, Bentley Motors, Charles Russell Speechlys, Justerini & Brooks, Champagne Taittinger, British Silverware, Clinova, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Randle Siddeley, Charles McDowell Properties, Chase Vodka, True Luxury Travel, Taylor Morris Eyewear, DR Harris, Floris, Barnard and Westwood, Cassabo, Hotel Vagabond and Alice Made This.


About RJI Capital

RJI Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, an investment holding company with investments in energy and natural resources, aerospace and defence, real estate, and technology. RJI Capital is a strategic advisory and merchant banking firm with a premium track record in new market entry and international transactions, having closed deals totaling billions in value. RJI’s industry-­leading services and expertise are delivered from its office head quarters in London, and its offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, and Washington, D.C. RJI Capital’s sister company, Arcanum, is a global intelligence company that provides services to sovereign governments, large multinational corporations and financial institutions, to help address some of their most pressing challenges and complex strategic issues.

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About British Polo Day
British Polo Days are a celebration of craft and heritage in a polo events network that spans the World. British Polo Days have become an unparalleled platform for elite engagement and business in emerging and growth markets.

Having held over 54 events in 15 countries since 2009, the British Polo Day Global Series has grown to encapsulate 10 annual events, spanning Abu Dhabi, Australia, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, Sumba Island(Indonesia),Thailand and the US.

The success of the British Polo Days has been largely down to word-­of-­mouth endorsement from many guests and supporters including key figures in government, the aristocracy, diplomats, military, fashion, art and popular culture. In addition,
British Polo Days have hosted members of 12 royal families, 100 independent billionaires and leaders in world innovation including Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk among others. Over 20,000 guests have enjoyed British Polo Days since

The British Polo Day team is also very proud of its philanthropic efforts. In countries all over the world, polo has a long history of raising significant funding for worthy causes. Wherever possible, British Polo Day is entirely committed to bringing to bear
the full weight of its partners, network and creative talent to this end. In 2015, the cumulative running total of amounts raised for good causes broke through the US$1.5m threshold and keeps on rising.

The British Polo Day team continues to thrive within the British and international craft sector,as they have become a trusted source for purchasing decisions by international elites. British Polo Days have become an irresistible way for the top polo teams and players to come together for competition globally. Additionally, British Polo Day will continue to innovate and pioneer unique platforms for craft and polo associated brands. Their cognition of the establishment of the British Polo Day Brand was evident in June 2013 when the UK Intellectual Property Office registered British Polo Day as a trademark.

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