New horsepower added to Elemis Polo at the Manor

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Driving force: Polo players Rebecca Walters (left) and Philippa Brown gear up for
Elemis Polo at the Manor alongside a Bentley Continental GT V8 Mulliner

Luxury motor cars Bentley and McLaren will bring horsepower of a different kind to Elemis Polo at the Manor, which returns to The Celtic Manor Resort on Saturday 15th June.

While the skilled polo players rely on the strong and nimble ponies they ride, the two main match sponsors are more closely associated with the horsepower you find under the bonnet.

As well as having their logos emblazoned on the shirts of the competing teams, McLaren Birmingham and Bentley Cardiff will be displaying models around the polo field, adding to the luxury feel of an event where spectators dress up to the nines, sip champagne and enjoy sumptuous hospitality.

Andrew Ford, Dealer Principal at Bentley Cardiff, said:

We are delighted to be associated with this year’s Elemis Polo at the Manor. Polo always delivers a glamorous occasion and The Celtic Manor Resort provides a stunning backdrop to display our luxury cars. It’s a perfect fit for us.

Celtic Manor Resort 2013 Events Launch.22.02.13©Steve Pope

Showroom showdown: Resort ambassador
Gethin Jones with McLaren and Bentley cars,
representing the competing teams

David Tibbetts, Sales Director of McLaren Birmingham which covers Wales, said:

McLaren Birmingham is proud to sponsor a team at Elemis Polo at the Manor. McLaren has an unquestionable sporting heritage and understands the commitment required for any sports team to deliver a top performance.”

Crouch, the Cardiff jewellers, and Newport construction consultants, Lewis and Lewis Ltd, are the team sponsors for the second match at an event whose title sponsor is Elemis, Britain’s leading spa and skincare brand.

Bulmers Cider is the official umpire sponsor and will operate the bars at the event, and Jacquart Champagne will supply the all-important bubbly which promises to flow during a day billed the social event of the season.

The inaugural Elemis Polo at the Manor was played out in glorious sunshine in July 2011 and Cirencester Park Polo Club will again be lending their players, connections and expertise to the occasion.

Celtic Manor Resort Chief Executive Dylan Matthews said

We had a fantastic day in the sun for the first staging of Elemis Polo at the Manor and we look forward to another terrific day of top-class polo and first-class hospitality. We are delighted to welcome back many of our sponsors and welcome aboard new partners. We thank them for their support which makes the staging of exciting events here at Celtic Manor possible.

Hospitality packages which include a Pimm’s reception on arrival, a three-course lunch with wine and afternoon tea are still available for Elemis Polo at the Manor, starting from £110 per person.

Click here for details or call the Special Events team on 01633 410318.


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