JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s first desert polo tournament kicks off on Thursday amid the spectacular surroundings of the AlUla UNESCO heritage site.
The three-day event, organized by the Royal Commission for AlUla and the Saudi Polo Federation, is part of the Winter at Tantora festival and will feature leading international polo players competing in a desert environment — a world first.
Competitors include Argentine Pablo Mac Donough, leading a La Dolfina team fresh from an 11th victory at the Argentinian Open.
As one of the long-term supporters of this prestigious sport, Richard Mille will be the official timekeeper and title sponsor of the exclusive event.
“We are proud to be part of this significant event and to support the continuous development of polo in Saudi Arabia. The AlUla region provides the perfect natural stage to witness some of the greatest polo stars on the planet in action. We are really looking forward to the tournament and wish all its participants the best of luck” said Peter Harrison, CEO of Richard Mille EMEA.
For his part, Saudi Polo Federation Chairan Amr F. Zedan said: “Richard Mille has always had a strong connection with the world of sport and we are delighted to partner with such a prestigious brand as we continue to proactively promote this exciting and beautiful sport in the Kingdom.
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