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Welcome to the British Polo Day USA, presented by Land Rover! We are delighted to be holding our inaugural British Polo Day in the USA at the Will Rogers Polo Club, the only remaining polo field in Los Angeles, California (when in the 1930’s there were over 25). The park was originally the private estate of Will Rogers: famed humorist, newspaper columnist, cowboy, author, movie star and polo player. Rogers and his family lived here between 1928 and 1935. During this period, he and his friends (including David Niven, Spencer Tracy, Hal Roach, Walt Disney and Clark Gable) played here regularly. We must also thank our hosts, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor. Freddie and Sophie have called LA their home for nearly five years now and have been instrumental in making this event possible. And, since Sophie is an alumna of Cambridge while Freddie attended both Eton and Oxford, it is especially fitting that we are bringing players from these three institutions here this weekend. The links between our countries and players from these institutions are of course very strong. An Old Etonian team first played over here in 1910, and HRH Prince William’s match here in recent years received worldwide coverage. One of the most famous Oxford Blues was 10-goal American Deveraux Milburn, known as the greatest back there has ever been, who captained Oxford in two Varsity matches and went on to play for the USA in every match between 1909 and 1927. Similarly Tommy Hitchcock, another Old Oxonian 10 goaler, played for the USA team (and had one of the characters in the Great Gatsby based on him). Polo is thriving both sides of the pond and we are in for a thrilling day of polo. The aim of a British Polo Day is to celebrate the history and heritage of the sport, and continue the tradition of playing high-quality amateur polo against friends across the world, whilst also acting as a platform upon which to build a network of diplomatic and commercial opportunities. We are also very pleased to be showcasing the best luxury brands here, and would like to thank all our partners. We hope you have a great day! The Committee of British Polo Day - USA


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Dear Guests,   It  is  with  great  pleasure  that  the  Will  Rogers  Polo  Club  and  Los  Angeles  welcome  British  Polo   Day,  its  guests  and  sponsors  to  the  Will  Rogers  State  Historic  Park.  The  beautiful  park  sits  above   the  Pacific  Ocean,  and  was  given  as  a  gift  to  the  State  of  California  by  the  Rogers  family  in  1944   so  everyone  can  enjoy  this  wonderful  equestrian  facility  and  park  that  at  one  time  was  exclusive   only  to  the  Rogers  Family  and  his  personal  guests.  The  park  is  a  unique  oasis  in  the  middle  of  Los   Angeles  where  equestrian  and  polo  activities  are  welcome.   Some  of  you  may  know  of  Will  Rogers,  the  actor  and  humorist,  but  you  can  tell  by  walking   around  the  property  that  he  was  a  true  horseman.  One  of  his  famous  quotations  appropriately   states,  “Horsemanship  through  the  history  of  all  nations  has  been  considered  one  of  the  highest   accomplishments.”  He  would  have  been  proud  that  British  Polo  Day  chose  his  home  to  play  their   inaugural  US  Polo  match.     The  Will  Rogers  Polo  Club  is  one  of  the  oldest  Polo  Clubs  in  the  United  States  and  has  a   membership  that  resembles  the  United  Nations  in  its  diversity,  with  an  age  group  than  spans   sixty  years.  Every  year  we  host  various  charity  events.  However,  hosting  British  Polo  Day  is  a   special  honor  for  us.  On  a  personal  level,  I  went  to  Eton,  and  was  also  in  the  Life  Guards  before   coming  to  work  on  the  West  Coast  of  the  United  States.    Therefore,    it  is  an  extremely  special     opportunity  for  me  to  be  part  of  this  event.   We  know  that  a  very  exciting  weekend  of  activities  has  been  arranged,  and  welcome  all  our  out   of  State  guests  to  sunny  California.  One  of  our  famous  local  actors  who  used  to  play  polo  here   commented  “Playing  polo  is  like  trying  to  play  golf  during  an  earthquake.”   Welcome,  and  enjoy  the  day  at  Will  Rogers  Park.              

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As an old friend of British Polo Day’s MD & Partner Ben Vestey, I have long been impressed by his passion for polo and have noted the progress of his enterprise with great interest. I had the pleasure of attending BPD Mexico last November at the sunlit Balvenera Polo Club in Queretaro, where I witnessed first-hand the quality of the relationships that BPD is building among its friends, charities and business partners. These are flourishing, not only between Britain and each host nation, but also between what is now an expanding group of interconnected countries. My wife Sophie and I have made our home in Los Angeles and so it is with great pleasure that we are supporting this inaugural British Polo Day in the United States. I know that the aim for Ben and his Co-Founders is for this unique event to be regarded as one of the most enjoyable and sought-after invitations in town. Given the charm, exuberance and strength of will that it has taken to forge this young enterprise, I am confident that BPD USA will establish itself right at the forefront of what is now a truly global network. On behalf of the British contingent, welcome to the inaugural British Polo Day USA. We hope you have a wonderful day!

Lord Frederick Windsor


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12pm : Taittinger Champagne Reception 1pm : Authored Lunch 2.15pm : Loud Auction 3pm : Eton Polo Team vs Will Rogers Polo Club 4.15pm : High Tea 4.30pm : Oxbridge Polo Team vs Southern California Polo Team 6pm : Prize-Giving & The Royal Salute 9pm : Afterparty


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The Brompton Cycle Polo Exhibition Match

This year at the British Polo Day USA we are pleased to showcase Cycle Polo in partnership with Brompton bicycles. All Bromptons are designed and built in their factory in West London, England. Brompton is one of only two major frame manufacturers still based in the UK, and have been in full production since 1988. The company remains in private hands and is now led by Will Butler-Adams, though the Brompton’s inventor, Andrew Ritchie, continues to act as Technical Director. Today, Bromptons are sold in 42 export markets. Cycle Polo was invented in County Wicklow, Ireland, in 1891 by retired cyclist, Richard J. Mecredy. That same year the first cycle polo match was played between The Scalp and the Ohne Hast C.C. Towards the end of the 19th century the game reached Great Britain, France, and the United States where the American Star Bicycle was a popular mount. The first international match was played between Ireland and England in 1901. Cycle polo was a demonstration sport at the 1908 London Olympics with Ireland winning the gold, beating Germany. The sport reached its peak of popularity in Great Britain during the 1930s with the introduction of the regional leagues. Cycle polo also flourished in France during this period with the establishment of the French league. Internationals between France and Great Britain were held regularly. However the Second World War marked the beginning of the demise of cycle polo in Britain. The sport managed to hang on in France though, with league championships held regularly till today. The 1980s saw the rise of two new powers in cycle polo, India and USA. The Cycle Polo Association of India was officially created in 1966 and the Bicycle Polo Association of America was created in 1994. International cycle polo matches staged a comeback in the 1990s with the first world championship organized in 1996 in the USA. Today there is organized cycle polo being played in Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. Cycle polo was officially recognized by the International Cycling Union in 2001.


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The Will Rogers Polo Club was of course, the private estate of Will Rogers. In fact, Will Rogers landscaped the polo field in 1926, before he even built his home! After Will’s death in 1935, his wife Betty, donated the estate as a gift to the State of California (1944) on the condition that equestrian activities continue at the park. In 1953, the legendary C.D. LeBlanc started the Will Rogers Polo Club, making it the thirteenth oldest polo club in the United States, rich in tradition and enthusiasm. Today’s Will Rogers Team will consist of Darrell Schwetz, Bill Davis, Tom Shuerman and Vladmir Rivkin, who are all keen to open a winning account at the inaugural British Polo Day USA for Will Rogers, against a competitive Eton team.

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The Oxford University Polo Club was founded in 1874, three years after the introduction of polo to Britain, by undergraduates from Christ Church and Brasenose Colleges, led by Mr. Walter Long (later Viscount Long of Wraxall and First Lord of the Admiralty). The first match was held on the 1st of July 1877, and was contested by its two founder Colleges amid considerable pomp and ceremony. The great success of that day encouraged the players to establish a Varsity match with the Cambridge University Polo Club. This Varsity match is the oldest polo fixture in the western world and was first played at the Bullingdon Cricket Ground in Oxford on the 27th of November 1878. It is the oldest continuing polo fixture in the western world. During the late sixties and early seventies, polo at Oxford enjoyed a purple patch, winning the annual match eight times in a row. BPD USA will be Casra Labelle’s 5th cap (under the auspices of Cambridge) and Max Kirchoff ’s first (who has the unusual distinction of having studied at both Oxford and Cambridge). The Oxbridge Team is completed with the additions of Ardeshir Radour and Graydon Brittan, who will both also receive their first BPD caps.

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In the 1930’s, there were over 25 polo fields in the Los Angeles, including the Uplifters Polo Field (located where Brooktree Street is now) and the Riviera Polo Field (located where Paul Revere High School is now). Several Hollywood notables took to the game, including Leslie Howard, Will Rogers, Spencer Tracy and Johnny Mack Brown. Master animator and amateur polo player Walt Disney released a 1936 cartoon, Mickey’s Polo Team, starring guess which famous Disney character? Hollywood’s 1934 film fiesta included a night polo game at the Olympic stadium in Los Angeles. Play-by-play of important polo matches were broadcast over radio stations in New York and California. Representing The Southern Californa Polo Team today will be Peter Hunter, Domingo Questel and also Sean and Soheil Goel. All of which will be obtaining their first BPD caps at the inaugural British Polo Day USA.

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Ebe Sievwright Commentator & Master of Ceremonies Ebe has been playing polo since he was 14 and now plays, teaches and commentates for polo all over the world. Aged 17 he was awarded a Hurlingham Polo Association scholarship and subsequently lived for a year in Argentina learning how to school polo ponies and preparing to play polo professionally. Good sense prevailed and he decided to go to college in Edinburgh, Scotland but he always maintained one foot in the polo world and now teaches year round at the California Polo Club. As a professional player he has played High Goal for the Black Bears and Azzura polo teams, winning the Swiss open with Javier and Eduardo NovilloAstrada, and playing in Queens Cup 22 goal matches with Marcos Heguy and Nacho Novillo Astrada.

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Global Philanthropy Partners BRITISH POLO DAY RUNNING TOTAL - $858,530 USD raised to-date. In countries all over the world, polo has a long history of raising significant funding for worthy causes. Wherever possible, British Polo Day is entirely committed to bringing to bear the full weight of our partners, network and creative talent to this end. In partnership with our host in each case, British Polo Day divides the fund raising proceeds from charity auctions and raffles that are held at any event between local and British charities. In so doing, the polo ties between two nations are reinforced further through shared philanthropic aims. The Bearman family have taken their experience with Oscar and his ongoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and have set themselves ambitious fundraising targets. British Polo Day events will continue to contribute to meeting these targets in the years ahead. Homeboy Industries was only recently introduced to British Polo Day by the formidable Wendy Stark, who is a great friend of Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife Sophie. BPD’s two Co-Founders Ed Olver and Tom Hudson as well as MD & Partner Ben Vestey have all served time in The British Army. This experience illuminated the transformative change on difficult lives that can come about as a result of the foundations of “community”. Father Greg’s longstanding - and often frontline - commitment to a better life for gang members in Los Angeles chimes with The Directors of BPD. Homeboy Industries will remain a cause that is supported year-on-year at BPD USA. We will raise what we can to support their work in transforming lives and the virtuous circle that this entails. The USA are world leaders in so many ways but the area of philanthropy is one in which they leave other nations trailing in their wake. Worthy causes come in all shapes and sizes and the combination of an entrepreneurial spirit as well as favourable government led incentives ensures that the 3rd Sector in The US continues to set the example both on the domestic and world stage. As far as it is within your power to do so, please bid with reckless abandon!


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On behalf of the ‘Face Value’ charity appeal for the children at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England, I wanted to thank all of you attending today’s British Polo Day event in Los Angeles, and for allowing our Face Value Campaign to be part of this fantastic day. Our Face Value campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was started a few years ago after my first child, Oscar, was born with a rare syndrome called Crouzon Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes the craniofacial bones to fuse prematurely. Oscar is cheeky, bright and brimming with personality. Everyone who knows him is delighted he’s doing so well because he hasn’t had an easy start in life. Oscar has already had numerous operations to relieve the pressure on his brain and eyes to improve his breathing. When Oscar is older he’ll need another major operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital to help expand and reshape his skull so that his brain can keep growing. Children with craniofacial conditions have to face many challenges - not only functional, but also the psychological pressure of looking ‘different’. With your help, the craniofacial surgery team at GOSH could develop life-changing new technologies to help children like Oscar. The craniofacial team at Great Ormond Street Hospital are committed to giving each patient the best possible chance in life. But further leaps forward are only possible with investment and research and development. Top craniofacial surgeons, Owase Jeelani and David Dunaway aim to undertake an ambitious fiveyear programme to revolutionise surgery for children with craniosynostosis. They aim to develop pioneering new, and less cumbersome, devices to surgically move the skull and face, whilst improving the understanding of the anatomical problems of children with craniosynostosis. We’re committed to help raise £1million as soon as possible so that the team can start taking strides forward. We have already made good progress raising 50% of our target. Thank you very much for supporting today’s auction and with any donations you might care to make. It will be hugely appreciated by a large number of children who will benefit from your generosity. Thank you all very much and I hope you enjoy today’s British Polo Day Event.

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In the 1980s, the city of Los Angeles was struggling to deal with escalating gang violence and gang membership. At that time, Boyle Heights had more gang members per capita than any other place in the country. Around that time, Father Greg realized, with the help of many people in his parish, that he needed to provide jobs and education as alternatives to the gangs and the senseless violence they create. So, “Jobs for a Future,” was started as part of Dolores Mission in 1988. “Jobs for a Future” later became Homeboy Industries in 2001, and has grown to become one of the largest, most comprehensive and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programs in the country. As one of the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programs in the country, Homeboy Industries has helped nurture into existence 46 similar programs in the United States (and several outside). The goal is to create a movement in this country to address the lethal absence hope among innercity youth. A dream would be to formalize a “National Homeboy Network” to ignite further this model of social enterprise, a therapeutic community, healing, intentional attachment repair and jobs/skills training as an “exit ramp” for those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration. Convening and sharing strategies, best-practices and a common vision will be the hope for the future of the National Homeboy Network. Solidifying our services through implementation of lessons learned from the convention, reconvening to share results and advancing the movement are Homeboy’s dreams for the coming years. Part of Homeboy’s wish is to broaden further the impact of our service delivery model by establishing and building partnerships with peer organizations who can become a part of the National Homeboy Network “Homeboy Industries has been the tipping point to change the metaphors around gangs and how we deal with them in Los Angeles County. This organization has engaged the imagination of 120,000 gang members and helped them to envision an exit ramp off the “freeway” of violence, addiction and incarceration. And the country has taken notice. We have helped more than 40 other organizations replicate elements of our service delivery model, broadening further the understanding that community trumps gang -- every time.” - Father Greg


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Estimated Value : $675 USD Chivas Brothers present to you this supreme 38-year-old blended Scotch Whisky, created as a tribute to the proud Scottish spirit and powerful history of the land where Scotch Whisky was born. Only the finest casks are reserved for Royal Salute 38 Years Old Stone of Destiny. These precious Whiskies are particularly suited to exceptional ageing due to their powerful and robust character, which allows them to withstand the test of time. This rare and valuable whisky is presented in a handcrafted porcelain flagon, featuring a 24-carat gold plaque and gold-plated stopper, inspired by the hilt of ancient Scottish swords. Tasting Notes: • Deep aromas of cedar and crushed almond • Lush sherried oakiness • Sweet, rich dried fruits with an assertive spiciness • Full, lingering floral fragrance www.royalsalute.com


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Pelican products in the range of a value up to : $1,200 USD From posting on Facebook to watching movies to banking, mobile electronics are an important part of everyday life and let’s face it; it’s a jungle out there. One drop into a puddle or on to the concrete is all it takes to destroy your music, data and photos. Backed by a legendary lifetime guarantee of excellence Pelican ProGear™ mobile electronics protective cases deliver the same degree of protection professionals in extreme environments have come to rely on. Tested to exacting military standards for impact, water resistance and the worst case scenario, the assortment of cases in this auction group will protect just about any of your latest portable electronic devices in style. Products included: • • • • • • •

Pelican ProGear™ CE1010 Vehicle Phone Mount Accessory Case Pelican ProGear™ C03000 Protector Phone Case Pelican Progear™ CE2180 Vault Tablet Case for the Apple iPad Air & mini™ Pelican ProGear™ 1065CC HardBack™ Case (with Liner) for tablets Pelican ProGear™ i1065 HardBack™ Case (with iPad® Insert) Pelican ProGear™ 1085CC HardBack™ Case (with Laptop Liner) laptops Pelican 1510LOC Laptop Overnight Case www.pelican.com


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Pelican products in the range of a value up to : $1,400 USD Relied upon by professionals who work in extreme environments including law enforcement, fire safety and military, the Pelican Products brand is synonymous with toughness and dependability. So if you’re travelling to Mount Everest or to Fiji, these cases will protect your valuable possessions with the same battle-tested extreme toughness. The same professionals also depend upon Pelican’s advanced lighting systems which will light your way from a dark cavern to a dark trunk or any worse case scenario. Products include: • • • • • •

Pelican ProGear™ 20QT Elite Cooler Pelican ProGear™ S100 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack Pelican ProGear™ 2740 LED Headlight Pelican ProGear™ 2750 LED Headlight Pelican ProGear™ 9420XL LED Work Light Pelican Progear™ 22” Elite Carry On Luggage www.pelican.com


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Estimated Value : $3,000+ USD These two tickets are for exclusive access to the most private and joyous annual polo event, plus a three night stay at the luxury Intercontinental London Park Lane over the weekend of BPD GB. The Schwarzenbach family kindly host this leg at the home of the Black Bears, one of the most successful British polo teams of all time. Just outside Henley, it is the most spectacular and private polo estate in the country. This year’s invitation only event is to be held on Saturday 28th June, and will see the visiting Singapore Polo Club take on The British School’s Team. The day begins with The Taittinger Champagne reception at 12pm, followed by Theo Randall authored lunch at 1pm before the commencing of two glorious polo matches. www.britishpoloday.com www.igh.com/intercontinental


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Estimated Value : $4,000 USD British Polo Day is an invitation only gathering point that is now a truly global network. Close relationships are being forged, and indeed are flourishing, not only between Britain and the host countries in each case but also in what is now an expanding group of connected countries. No more than 10 events are selected each year and the experiences include everything from a closing Gala on The Great Wall of China to a party beyond compare on the ramparts of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort. With all countries now oversubscribed, due to a determination to keep each leg to pegged at a capacity that encourages interest and fun, these tickets will only prove harder and harder to come by. The Directors of British Polo Day lean towards our friends and allies to make up the core of each event and, from that group, those who bid generously – and are wholly responsible for the success of our philanthropic efforts – are always invited in the first instance. Winning this lot will secure four guest invitations of choice over the next 12 months as a minimum but additional invitations may also be extended due to this kind support of our chosen Charities for BPD GB. www.britishpoloday.com


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Estimated Value : $8,000 USD Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean. Just an inter-island flight from MalÊ International Airport and a short speedboat ride brings you to a place of untouched and simple beauty. 97 water and beach villas are constructed of sustainable materials and spread around the palm-fringed paradise. You can take a stroll on the Maldives largest overwater facility, which includes 2 restaurants, a wine cellar, the resort’s signature bar, the diving centre, an ice-cream parlour and gallery. Barefoot luxury! White sand, turquoise water, untouched beaches and lush vegetation. The resort offers an individual and natural style along with a strong sense of privacy. The villas provide an eco-friendly yet luxurious interior design with dazzling water views. Every little detail has been thought of and designed minimally. Six Senses Spa offers 9 private treatment nests either with an ocean view or hidden in the lush nature that surrounds them. Awaken your senses with locally inspired or ayuverdic treatments, massages, yoga and fitness classes Exploring the underwater world and enjoying the clear waters, by diving, snorkeling or water sports are unique experiences. Additionally unique experiences such as private dining or cocktail on the sandbank, sunken table or candlelit dinner on the beach are offered. www.sixsenses.com/resorts/laamu


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Estimated Value : $20,000 USD By kind invitation of the 1,300 3RD HOME members, this lot entitles you to spend a week in one of 1,800+ glorious private properties from around the world. From a skiing lodge in Aspen to a beach front villa in Cabo, 3RD HOME’s portfolio can provide the perfect accommodation for any holiday. A little bit more about 3RD HOME: We are a private club for the owners of luxury second homes. Our thinking is simple. If you own a beautiful second home you should not have to pay rent to use others when you travel. Launched in 2010, the club enables its members to maximise the value of their second homes by sharing the downtime with other like-minded home owners. Created specially to service the second home market, we have grown to just over 1,300 members who own 1,650+ properties in 69 countries worth an average of USD $ 2.25 million each. To date we have had almost 3,000 exchanges saving our members in the region of USD $20 million in rental fees. www.3rdhome.com


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