The Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo, a remarkable sporting spectacle, is set to return for its third edition from January 17 to January 20, 2024. Held at AlUla’s Equestrian Village and in partnership with the Saudi Polo Federation (SPF), this year’s tournament promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Featuring some of the world’s top polo players, including the legendary Adolfo Cambiaso, and set against the stunning backdrop of AlUla’s canyons, this event is a must-attend for sports enthusiasts and polo lovers.
A Desert Oasis for Polo Enthusiasts
The Unique Setting of AlUla
Nestled in the heart of the desert, AlUla provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for the Richard Mille Desert Polo. This unique environment sets the stage for a one-of-a-kind polo experience that combines the sport’s elegance with the desert landscape’s rugged beauty.
Winter at Tantora: A Flagship Festival
The tournament occurs during the Winter at Tantora festival, adding to the grandeur and excitement. Polo enthusiasts and festival-goers can enjoy the synergy of two remarkable events.
Meet the Legends: Adolfo Cambiaso and La Dolfina
Adolfo Cambiaso: The Polo Maestro
Adolfo Cambiaso, often regarded as the greatest polo player of all time, is a prominent figure in this year’s tournament. Known for his exceptional skills and game mastery, Cambiaso brings a touch of brilliance to the desert polo arena.
La Dolfina: A Legendary Team
Cambiaso will be joined by his teammates from La Dolfina, one of the world’s most iconic polo teams. The presence of La Dolfina adds prestige and excitement to the tournament, making it a must-watch event for polo fans.
Legacy Continues: Poroto Cambiaso
Continuing the legacy, Adolfo Cambiaso’s son, Poroto Cambiaso, will also be participating in the tournament. This generational connection adds a unique dimension to the event, showcasing the enduring passion for polo within the Cambiaso family.
Polo Excellence on Display
The Thrilling 2024 Edition
The 2024 edition of the Richard Mille Desert Polo promises to be an adrenaline-packed extravaganza. Eight teams featuring a professional player, an international patron, and another dignitary will compete fiercely over four action-packed days.
Breathtaking Canyons as the Backdrop
The stunning canyons of AlUla serve as the backdrop for the matches, creating a picturesque and dramatic setting for the tournament. The combination of natural beauty and polo excellence is a sight to behold.
The Quest for the Desert Polo Trophy
Prestigious Trophy Awaits
The ultimate prize for the participating teams is the prestigious Desert Polo trophy. With formidable opposition and world-class competition, the journey to claim this coveted award is challenging.
Ticket Sales and Excitement Build-up
Official Ticket Sales Begin
Rami AlMoallim, Vice President of Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla, expresses excitement about the tournament’s return. Ticket sales for the event have officially started, and anticipation is building.
Record-Breaking Turnout Expected
The Richard Mille Desert Polo has garnered significant interest since its inception in 2020. Audiences from around the world, both young and old, have flocked to witness this unique desert-based polo tournament. The 2024 edition is expected to break records, setting the stage for an unforgettable sporting spectacle.
Richard Mille’s Commitment to Polo
Supporting Polo Development in Saudi Arabia
Richard Mille’s commitment to supporting polo development in Saudi Arabia is a key pillar of the brand’s regional presence. The 2024 tournament is set to showcase some of the world’s finest polo players against the breathtaking backdrop of AlUla.
A Global Equestrian Calendar Staple
Flagship Event on the Global Stage
Since its debut, Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo has become a flagship event in the global equestrian calendar. It has also firmly established itself in Saudi Arabia’s sporting calendar, attracting royalties and dignitaries and inviting patrons alongside top international players and teams.
Honoring Saudi Arabia’s Equestrian Heritage
Equestrian Commitment of the Royal Commission for AlUla
The tournament aligns with the Royal Commission for AlUla’s commitment to reinforce Saudi Arabia’s historic ties to horsemanship heritage, culture, and the arts. Polo, often called the ‘Sport of Kings,’ has deep-rooted historical significance in the kingdom.
Celebrating a Timeless Legacy
Polo: The ‘Sport of Kings’
Polo, known as the ‘Sport of Kings,’ has endured the test of time as one of the oldest sports in history. Its global influence, impact, and popularity have spanned centuries, including within Saudi Arabia. The desert polo tournament celebrates this timeless legacy.
Inclusivity and Innovation
Welcoming Female Players
The 2024 edition of the Richard Mille Desert Polo marks an exciting milestone with the inclusion of professional female players. This step forward reflects the commitment to inclusivity and innovation within the sport.
An Unforgettable Experience
Luxury Hospitality and Live Entertainment
Attendees can expect world-class polo, luxury hospitality, and live entertainment. The event promises an unforgettable atmosphere, making it a ‘must-attend’ for those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo is more than just a sporting event; it celebrates history, culture, and excellence. As the tournament returns for its third edition, it brings the legacy of polo, the desert’s beauty, and the competition’s thrill. With legends like Adolfo Cambiaso and the iconic La Dolfina team participating, the 2024 edition promises to be a spectacle. Join us in AlUla from January 17 to January 20, 2024, and be part of history.