Royal Cavalry of Oman team emerges as champions in the first Annie Colquhoun-Denvers Tribute Polo Cup

The first Annie Colquhoun-Denvers Tribute Polo Cup, an International Polo Tournament, organised by Rabii Benadada, was played on the beautiful grounds of the Palmeraie Polo Club owned by Patrick Guerrand-Hermès in Asilah close to Tangier. The closure of the three-day tournament saw the Royal Cavalry of Oman Team emerging champions after defeating the Bordeaux Team by 5 goals to 0.

Overran the opponents
The three-day event featured teams from several countries: Morocco, the United States of America (USA), Netherland, France, Saudi Arabia, Czechoslovakia, Britain and Oman. In the final, the Royal Cavalry of Oman and the Bordeaux French team started the game with great enthusiasm and traded goals for most of the first and second chukkas. But the former ended the third chukka with a small lead and by the end of the fourth overran their opponents.

Celebrity attendance
The final event was attended by many celebrities and famous personalities, as well as Rabii Benadada, the event organiser: “This is something that is in the national spotlight. It is an event that brought teams from many great countries to Morocco.”

Icon of polo
The late Annie was an icon of polo for over 35 years, whose husband Nicholas was the chairman of HPC The London Polo Club for 24 years as well as a past chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association and past president of the Federation of International Polo. She will be remembered as part of the history of polo forever.

Teams:

Royal Cavalry of Oman:

Bordeaux Polo Team:

Hachchach Mohamed   ( Morocco/France )M1
Khalid Al Suwaiket        (KSA)M0
Robert Gray                   (USA) M1
Hichame Zine                ( Morocco/France )M0

Horbach Polo Team: 

Slavik Horbach                 (Czech Republic) M0
Eda Horbach                    (Czech Republic) M0
Kelly Coldiron                   (USA)W1
Samantha Leach              (USA)W1

PGH Polo Team:

Nourdean Anakar           ( Morocco/USA )M1
Natascha Scholten         (Netherland)W1
Taissir Kadiri                    (Morocco)M1
Brittany Hall                     (USA)W1

Photos:  Jan Melichar Photography©

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