However, for a blue-blooded aristocrat whose roots go back to 1802, the man is sorely lacking in pomposity. McQ's 'Best Dressed Female' was awarded to Meera Saxeena and Hackett London's 'Best Dressed Male' award was won by polo player Samir Suhag. You have to work hard and ride about eight to ten horses every day. All very interesting for a greenhorn like you. Champagne — and all other alcohol — will have to stop flowing at 10 p.m. due to a curfew on sales. Dundas has been riding horses since the age of three, and playing professional polo from the time he turned eighteen. In a tiny boat just seven yards long, the Atlantic Polo Team - comprised of 29-year-old Bobby Dundas (10th Viscount Melville), Henry Brett, 38, James Glasson, 39, and amateur polo player Fergus Scholes, 31 - has crossed the Atlantic in 48 days and seven minutes. I played with him through school and after. I guess.". Patrick Ephson, Bobby Dundas, Tom Morley and Harry Tucker will play for Celtic Manor. For me, Bishnoi villages hold more lasting memories than the Taj. You take a sip from the glass in your hand; nothing helps the excitement as much as a little Royal Salute, which - incidentally - happened to be one of the sponsors of the event. "My mother loved horses, and so I was raised with them. "But, on the flip side, it does bring me to beautiful places like India.". And what's more, he loves India in all its rural hues. As with any other sport, there are demands to fulfill. Bobby Dundas, Viscount Melville, has achieved many milestones in his life, from playing polo in the World Cup to conquering the Atlantic. ", So, has he seen the Taj Mahal yet? "With something like football, people can simply watch their heroes play and then run around kicking a ball. With hundreds of British and Indian nationals thronging the grounds to cheer for their respective teams, each comparing their Guccis and Versaces over glasses of sparkling wine, there was as much happening outside the field as inside. Sponsored ", Quite a charmed life, would you say? Coming close in the heels of the Jodhpur-Warriors match was the much-awaited contest between the British Army and the President's Bodyguard - something that the latter won 1-4. A look at the man behind the mallet. About Bobby Dundas (Viscount Melville) Bobby (29) is the Captain of the four man Atlantic Polo Team boat, based in Gloucestershire Bobby has played for England in the European Championships in Rome, the World Cup in Mexico, and England tours to Pakistan and Zimbabwe. ", Indeed, an environment of deprivation is no stranger to Bobby, who recently made headlines by participating in the world's toughest ocean endurance rowing race from the Canary Islands to Antigua. >> Played for the English team in the Polo World Cup-2008. Suddenly, the crowd erupted in a roar of excitement. The story of British Polo Day stems from a love of the ancient sport of polo, something that is thought to bridge cultures, bringing together a like-minded community on a global scale. I have never seen a culture this diverse and vibrant. "This visit, as part of the British Polo Day, is my first to this country. The Viscount shakes his head. And picturesque it was, featuring everybody from fire-eaters to traditional Rajasthani musicians, all in attendance on that freezing December night to provide the guests with entertainment that's no-holds-barred in the proper sense of the term. Bobby Melville, the 10th Viscount Melville, a former international polo player, has instructed lawyers to help him rehabilitate Henry Dundas, the 1st Viscount Melville. You see, I would rather visit the slums and witness how the other side lives than go sightseeing to places that I can check on the Internet. Bobby Dundas was in Jodhpur to participate in the British Polo Day. It was all about survival; at one point, two of my teammates were even swept overboard by a wave. Rowing The Atlantic Polo Team. We would like to offer a big thank our hosts, friends and partners for another fantastic event. I started playing professional at eighteen, and I have been playing ever since. A pity, considering that the Sahara Warriors featured a blue-blooded former World champion named Viscount Melville Bobby Dundas (who put up quite a good fight indeed). Last year the resort hosted the Ryder Cup and the former practice ground will make way for the polo ground. Encouraging Change at Exeter University Polo Club. He's a good player, better than his brother, and I like to consider him a good friend. John McEwen comments: Monet’s early career was a struggle. The British Exiles Captain Bobby Dundas spoke for everyone when he was overheard saying to Prince Carl around the embers of the fire pits in the courtyard, “Adjectives fail me”. "While I can't deny that it's fun, it definitely isn't easy. Acestor of Henry Dundas says he was an ... - Daily Mail Online Opting for sparkling wine this time, you indulge yourself in an absorbing conversation with some of the other guests when who should join in but the Maharaja himself! "Prince Harry? A team of polo players turned rowers, who have finished a 48-day race across the Atlantic, describe it as an "epic" journey. We were all polo players and close friends, but we ended up fighting over everything - from sharing food to taking turns to row. ", But, while the Viscount regards the journey across the Atlantic as the hardest and most memorable thing he has ever done, polo remains his true love. Bobby Dundas (Viscount Melville) is a professional polo player and an ambassador for British Polo Day. Polo can be dangerous but I have learned that dealing with the elements is something else,’ says Henry. The British polo player Henry Brett (hdc +5) shortly after his arrival on the Carribean island of Antigua. "Well, I do think it would be great if polo manages to get a wider spectator base, but - frankly - it probably can't," he says. In time, I went on to play for England in the European Championship at Rome and the World Cup at Mexico. Freddie Dear (TU 2006-11) played in the Best of British under 21s Polo for the Bourne Valley Inn which beat the Dundas Arms Team on 26th May 2013. The ones discussing him were a couple of elegant ladies, wearing wide hats with diamonds, and sipping slowly from wine glasses held delicately between their slender fingers. An English aristocrat who holds the title of the 10th Viscount Melville, he is a sportsperson who has represented his country in the world cup, an adventurer who has travelled the high seas, a philanthropist with a warm corner for the underprivileged, and - more importantly - the propagator of a sporting event that certainly deserves greater recognition across the globe. Explore the looks, models, and beauty from the Dundas Autumn/Winter 2019 Couture show in Paris on 1 July 2019, with show report by Anders Christian Madsen (Left to right) Henry Brett, 38, from Witney, Bobby Dundas, 29, from Chippenham, Fergus Scholes, 32, from Blandford and James Glasson, 39, from Midhurst of The Atlantic Polo Team, made up of professional English polo players, celebrate as they arrive in the harbour at the Caribbean island of Antigua, where family and friends are waiting, after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I. We have a lot of mutual friends, and our paths cross a lot. The final was played on the number one ground at International Polo Club Palm Beach, under strict social distancing protocols and hygiene measures. Bobby Dundas, the 10th Viscount Melville, says that far from being a racist supporter of the slave trade, his seven-time great-grandfather Henry Dundas played a key role in ending it. Women’s Polo in Poland. The British polo players had crossed the Atlantic in 48 days and seven minutes in the Talisker Whisky … It was a nippy Sunday afternoon at the Jodhpur Polo & Equestrian Institute grounds, and the subject of the conversation was a Sahara Warriors player who was then engaged in a showdown of pure horsepower with four opponents from the Jodhpur Polo Team II. During a chat later, you ask him if the sport of his choice will ever get as popular as football or cricket. Choose the design that fits your site. "The good thing about British Polo Day is... the girls look very pretty." Maharaja Gaj Singh and Lady Phillimore of Oxfordshire. But notwithstanding who won or lost, the event did bring India and England together in a heartwarming display of unity. Tear your eyes away from the pretty people and onto the ground, and you witness a battle raging between Eton College and Mayo College - their horses grunting under the strain as the two teams try to make the most of the chukker they have been pitched into. 18 Feb 1886. suc. Dundas shakes his head, probably just a tad sadly. The four Brits, 38-year-old Henry Brett, 39-year-old James Glasson, 29-year-old Bobby Dundas (10th Viscount Melville) and 31-year-old Fergus Scholes, all polo players, thereby… Dundas has been riding horses since the age of three, and playing professional polo from the time he turned eighteen. The championship, however, was won by Chile. Polo player Bobby Dundas, 29, and his team have just passed the half-way mark in the 3,000-nautical-mile race from the Canary Islands to Antigua. "But I did visit the Mumbai slums. Oxford University Polo Club: The History. Polo continues to be first love, but Bobby Dundas has turned his attention to extreme challenge business after conquering the Atlantic Ocean By Gareth A Davies 02 February 2016 • 10:22 am Old Marlburians were well represented at recent prestigious polo matching including the Best of British at the third annual Polo at Marriners event at Amelia Lady Northbrook’s farm. The team, which was completed by James Glasson, Bobby Dundas and Fergus Scholes, set off from the Canary Islands on 4 December.. Le foto di collezioni e precollezioni direttamente dalla sfilate AZ Factory The final day's action culminated in a magnificent Alexander McQueen fashion show featuring Inge and Omanakuttan at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. It all ended well, though. ", What's more, Bobby's sport even helps him rub shoulders with royalty - quite literally. Henry Dundas, whose statue towers 150 feet above Edinburgh, has been blamed for amending William Wilberforce’s 1792 abolition bill to ensure a ‘gradual’ end to slavery. I got my first pony at the age of three, and I started playing polo for my school in Gloucestershire at sixteen. ", He pauses, then breaks into a grin. "Yes, Bobby does look like him," agreed the second woman after a pause. The event, which had famous models scorching the ramp on a cold winter evening, was hosted by Hackett London and The Collective. So boomed the commentator through the soundboxes on a nippy Saturday afternoon at the Jodhpur Polo & Equestrian Institute grounds, and he wasn't wrong. England polo players Bobby Dundas, Henry Breet, James Glasson and amateur polo player Fergus Scholes rowed from La Gomera to Antigua in shifts of two hours on, two hours off to raise money for several different charities: The Brooke, Hilton in the Community Foundation and Right to Play. As well as seeing some of Britain's brightest arena polo stars on the pitch, a number of top players will be there to watch the action - including members of the Atlantic Polo Team. Bobby Dundas (29, 10th Viscount Melville), Henry Brett (38), James Glasson (39) and Fergus Scholes (31) after yesterday’s arrival at the port of the Caribbean island Antigua. Bobby Dundas, the tenth Viscount Melville (Photograph by Sam Churchill), A look at the very best in entertainment this December. "Lucky Matthew.". "We rode 3,000 nautical miles through some of the biggest storms I have ever seen. The Miu Miu Fall 2015 Collection, presented on March 11, 2015 during Paris Fashion Week. Together with Bobby Dundas (hdc +3, 10th Viscount Melville), James Glasson (hdc +3) and Fergus Scholes (hdc -1), the 38-year-old participated at the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and crossed the Atlantic Ocean within 48 days and 7 minutes. Speaking on the subject, British Polo Day director and co-founder Tom Hudson said, "The aim of British Polo Day is to not only celebrate the history and heritage of polo, but also to celebrate the Best of British and the trade and cultural ties that bind our great countries.". The man in question was now racing down the field on a chestnut horse, his polo mallet skilfully guiding the ball towards the Jodhpur team's goal post. After exchanging pleasantaries, he gets down to talking about the intricacies of the game and how a handicap is actually a good thing in polo. Title: Polo Times August 2013 v18 i7, Author: Edit, Name: Polo Times August 2013 v18 i7, Length: 84 pages, Page: 73, Published: 2013-08-01 Issuu company logo Issuu Viscount Melville Bobby Dundas in action during the British Polo Day at Jodhpur. Bobby Dundas, Viscount Melville, has achieved many milestones in his life, from playing polo in the World Cup to conquering the Atlantic. We came second out of sixteen teams, and we got to see whales, sharks and some very amazing fish. Then there are the bright colours and the food; everything just hits you in a very nice way. The aim of a British Polo Day is to continue the tradition of playing high-quality amateur polo against friends across the world, at the same time acting as a platform upon which a network of diplomatic and commercial opportunities can be built. Jan 30, 2019 - Explore Aminul Islam's board "polo knit" on Pinterest. Palm Beach Equine (18 goals) defeated Beverly Polo (16 goals) by 13 goals to 11 to win the Bobby Barry Cup, the opening competition of the 2021 season at Palm Beach, in the United States. Public health orders in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 are limiting how much patrons can celebrate. That's just not possible with polo; you can't just grab a horse and make it gallop around at will. Photo: Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.After 48 days, 7 hours, and 3,000 miles, the rowing crew The Atlantic Polo Team crossed the finish line in the habour of Antigua. >> Next, Bobby and his team plan to conquer the Indian Ocean by boat. The next day featured a scintillating match between the Taj Jodhpur team versus the Landrover Sahara Warriors, in which Jodhpur took away the honours with a 4-2 score. Probably, but it is quite an enthralling game anyway. >> The boat he rowed through the Atlantic was called the Tiny Dancer, named after a song by Sir Elton John. A look at the man behind the mallet. Also, the rules of polo are quite complicated if you have no idea what's going on.". Bobby doesn't agree. New Year's Eve is typically one of the busiest nights of the year for the bar and restaurant industry, but for 2020 it remains a challenging time. >> Has 12 horses, his favourites being Lucero (Bright Star in Spanish) and PJ, a chestnut mare. His artistic mother died when he was 16; his father wanted him to join the family grocery business. “It was neck and neck — we couldn’t have written it better,” said Bobby Dundas (aka Viscount Melville) of Atlantic Polo. British Polo Day showcases over 30 top British luxury brands and acts as a conduit for championing craftsmanship and heritage in emerging markets. About British Polo Day In just four years, the British Polo Day calendar has grown to encapsulate a network of over 10 events annually, including Abu Dhabi, Australia, China, Dubai, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, USA and, of course, Great Britain. It is the first time Celtic Manor Resort has held a polo event. Robert Henry Kirkpatrick Dundas, than The Wedding Planner star. Indeed, while he may not hog as much space on newsprint, there is a lot more going for 30-year-old Bobby Dundas, a.k.a. In 1841 he was appointed colonel and aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria, and played a distinguished part in the Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848–49), as second in command at the capture of Multan. See more ideas about mens tops, mens tshirts, shirts. LONDON — So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. Polo Bobby Dundas (TU 1997-01) – England Polo Ed Nicholson (SU 1997-02) 2001 England Schools Polo Team, 2002 England Schools Polo Team (captain) & 2003 Young England Polo Team (U21) Rackets Alister Robinson (PR 1983-88), World Rackets Doubles Champion 2005 Guy Barker (C2 1983-88 ), World Rackets Doubles Champion 2005. And quite a rewarding journey too, because at the end of it - at a point where the entire city could be viewed in the form of an exotic tapestry of lights - was laid out a beautiful spread of dinner and liquor. Henry Dundas, 3rd Viscount Melville GCB (25 February 1801 – 1 Feb 1876) [1] was a British military leader. 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