Since its establishment in 1847, the House of Cartier has kept alive its precious, creative tradition of hand-made pieces, which underpins Cartier's timeless jewellery creations, handed down from generation to generation. Cartier has been sponsoring polo for more than 25 years and supports international events in UK, Dubai and China.
OUT-SOURCING Inc, the sponsor of the Royal Windsor Cup since 2018, is developing and extending its business across the world, including Japan, UK, Australia and currently has more than 100 group companies in various countries. Success and growth for the company has been boosted thanks to the push for work-style reform by the Japanese government, coupled with the company’s strength in directing its expertise, creativity and innovative solutions to meet rapid changes in the business environment and its corporate policy, based on treasuring human resources and contributing to society. OUT-SOURCING Inc is rated in the top 2% of the 3,600 public companies in Japan with high Return on Equity (ROE) and continues to expand its client base. The company also focuses on various welfare and charitable activities.
Hildon Natural Mineral Water comes from beneath the chalk hills of the beautiful Hampshire countryside in the South of England. The water is wholesome, naturally filtered and crystal-clear. It is free from pollution and has a stable composition, being naturally low in sodium and naturally high in calcium. The water is bottled at source and whether it is delightfully still or gently carbonated, it has a distinctive, delicious taste. Hildon has been associated with polo for many years, both on and off the field.
Access Bank is one of Africa's leading financial institutions. It prides itself on delivering sustainable, economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant. This partnership is an extension of this private bank's relationship with Guards Polo Club through its creation of the Access Bank Polo Day, which raises substantial funds for UNICEF.
La Martina, sponsor of our annual Varsity Day and the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Centenary Trophy, has a simple philosophy: “Walk into a La Martina Store anywhere in the world and you walk into the heart of polo. It’s a community, a lifestyle and a sport.” La Martina has boutiques in some of the most exclusive locations in the world, including here at Guards Polo Club and at its flagship store in St James’s, London. In addition to its impressive collections of elegant, casual clothing, La Martina also works closely with leading players to ensure its technical polo kit provides the very best to keep player and pony safe while winning.
Champagne Laurent-Perrier can trace its foundation back to 1812 when Alphonse Pierlot purchased some land in Tours-sur-Marne.Pierlot then willed his company to his cellar master, Eugene Laurent, who ran it with his wife, Mathilde Emilie Perrier. After Eugene died in 1887, his widow, Mathilde, took control, attaching her name to the company – so changing it to Veuve Laurent-Perrier (veuve being the French word for widow). She led the company to great success, producing 50,000 cases of Champagne. Sadly this success was short-lived though due to the outbreak of the First World War. In 1925 Veuve Mathilde died, leaving the company to Eugenie Hortense Laurent. Fourteen years on the company was sold to Mary-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt, who invested everything she had in the company, incredibly keeping it afloat throughout the Second World War. When her younger son Bernard de Nonancourt, returned from the war – his older brother had been killed – his mother began to educate him on every aspect of Champagne. This education paid off because in 1949 Bernard de Nonancourt became the owner of the company and saw it become one of the world’s largest, family-owned Champagne houses. The de Nonancourt family still retains majority ownership of the company to this day.
Mosimann’s, which was founded by chef Anton Mosimann OBE, DL, in 1988, has been a family-run business for more than 30 years. The private dining experts are a perfect fit for Guards Polo Club as they have entertained royalty from over a dozen different countries, heads of state and a growing list of celebrities. In 2000, Mosimann’s received a Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales for catering and in 2011, the team had the honour of cooking the wedding dinner at Buckingham Palace for TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Smith’s Lawn project is managed by Anton’s son Philipp, a joint Managing Director, with his brother Mark, of Mosimann’s, and the Executive Head Chef is Rob Grandison.
Martin Collins Enterprises have been innovators in synthetic and "all-weather" riding surfaces for 35 years, servicing polo, equestrian sport and horse racing. Its main products, Polytrack and Ecotrack, are installed in all continents and recognised as the by-word for reliability worldwide. Martin Collins Equibuild offers a "one stop shop" for all equestrian related construction and planning. Guards Polo Club's Flemish Farm training facilities, which reopened in March 2013, are surfaced by Martin Collins.
Vérité, the Jackson Family Wines’ esteemed winery in the USA, is Guards Polo Club’s official red wine supplier from the 2019 season and will be served in the Clubhouse and the Club’s prestigious Royal Box. Vérité, located in Sonoma County, California, produces three reputable, Bordeaux-inspired wines that represent a meticulously formed union of grape varieties, climate, soil expression and winemaking technique. Crafted by Vigneron Pierre Sellan, the wines have been highly acclaimed, receiving more than 15 100-Point Scores from Robert Parker Wine Advocate. The wines have a signature of impeccable balance and texture; moreover they are drinkable when first released, even though they can also age superbly for decades and so are deemed to be outstanding investor wines.
Distillery is Britain’s first field-to-bottle distillery. Its home-grown
potatoes are distilled and hand-crafted on the family farm in Herefordshire to
create award-winning Chase Vodka; which in turn gets redistilled with carefully
selected botanicals to make its range of gins. Unlike most other distilleries
Chase opt out of buying in ready-made, neutral grain spirit and in its quest
for traceability in the industry, only using locally-grown ingredients from
their fields, giving true provenance.
Images of Polo are Guards Polo Club’s Official Photographers. Created by leading sports photographer Tony Ramirez, Images of Polo always captures the action both on and off the field perfectly. A true follower of the sport of polo, Tony can be found at the major polo events around the globe – not just at Smith’s Lawn. In addition to providing a photographic record of the sport, he can also create lasting memories by creating beautiful books and prints of his work too.
The Polo Magazine is the polo world's premier glossy, quarterly publication. Often touted as the “Tatler” of the polo scene, the magazine is a mixture of insightful interviews, interesting features, exciting polo reports and spotlights on luxury lifestyle articles - plus coverage of the best polo parties of the season. Founded by Nick and Richenda Hine in 2008, The Polo Magazine has gone from strength to strength and can now be found all around the world including the first and club class lounges of BA and Virgin, the homes of the world's top polo VIPs and London boutiques and restaurants. If you haven't managed to get your hands on a copy of The Polo Magazine then give their subscriptions team a call on 01452 730770 and they will be happy to help.
Since its launch over 20 years ago, Polo Times has evolved into a luxurious publication read worldwide. As the magazine has grown so has its list of subscribers, who trust the title implicitly to produce the game’s most professional and up-to-date commentary. Polo Times brings its loyal subscribers all the latest news, interviews, features, polo properties, horse tips, playing hints, tournament information and eye-catching photographs.
“Undoubtedly the most influential contemporary polo magazine – perceptive, informative, irreverent at times, with a fine sense of humour, the game is well served by Polo Times” Horace A Laffaye, Polo in Britain, 2012
Guards Polo Club’s official film crew, who live stream all the Cartier Queen’s Cup matches for view on the web around the word. Headed up by Greg Hughes, Polo Cam is the official film crew behind leading polo events such as the Dubai Gold Cup, the British Open Championship at Cowdray Park and the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge.
How To Spend It is the Financial Times's award-winning, luxury lifestyle magazine. Both its website and magazine feature intelligent, provocative and witty content, marrying British eccentricities with a sophisticated global outlook. Not surprisingly, both media outlets exude glamour, elegance and individuality, while manifesting the Financial Times’s core values of integrity and quality. www.howtospendit.com