Sunday 15th June 2014
Three Decades of Cartier and Polo
On Sunday 15th June 2014, the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final will mark Cartier’s 30th year of polo sponsorship. As a long standing sponsor of polo “The King of Jewellers”, (as they like to be known), is proud to celebrate its relationship with polo, the “King of Sports” (as we like to be known).
We would like to take the opportunity to look back and celebrate the wonderful years that Cartier has been privileged to support polo worldwide.
Cartier first sponsored the Guards Polo Club's International Day in 1984 in Windsor Great Park and ever since it has been one of the most prestigious polo event on the international calendar.
It was for 27 years that Cartier sponsored the International Polo day at Guards Polo Club before deciding to sponsor the Queen’s Cup, one of the world’s leading polo tournaments. With the best polo players in the world participating, it is a highlight for the sport’s elite and spectators alike. Past players have included HRH Prince Philip, who played in the final and HRH Prince Charles who won the trophy. HM The Queen first presented her cup to Guards Polo Club in 1960 and historically attends Finals Day.
Thirty years later, Cartier continues to hold its signature of tradition and passion the world over. Events such as the St. Moritz Polo, the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge, The Cartier World Elephant Polo championship and the first polo event in Beijing have all contributed towards the embodiment of what polo and Cartier have achieved together. Cartier polo events are always a much anticipated event in the British social calendar and while the sport of polo has embedded itself in British culture, it has never ceased to expand to other parts of the world.
From Cartier’s first ever sponsorship with the International Day at Guards, to the Cartier Queen’s Cup polo, guests have included royalty, celebrities, the respected polo community and many more. Cartier polo events have seen some of the world’s most famous faces such as the Royal Family, Angelina Jolie, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Sharon Stone and Emma Watson to name a few.
Cartier and polo’s long standing rapport has resulted in something truly iconic and it is a relationship that Cartier is honoured to uphold for years to come.