Jagat Polo Team Wins the Ladies Charity Cup 2023



It was a pink day at the Al Habtoor Polo Club, as the fifth edition of the Ladies Charity Cup 2023 in association with Al Jalila Foundation declared Jagat Polo Team as its champion after winning against AM Polo and TCF-Hesketh.

This special polo event was held to promote and support the breast cancer awareness initiative by gathering the strength of women in sports. Three teams participated in round-robin games between the following teams:

TCF-Hesketh Polo: Kim Roche (0), Lauren Dickson (-1), Sandra Schneider (0), Tomas Palacios (3)

AM Polo: Sheikha Alya Al Maktoum (0), Petra Spanko (0), Valerie Vam Langenhove (-1), Marcelo Junco (2)

JAGAT: Vijayshree Shaktawat (-1), Olivia Johnson (0), Kayla Swart (0), Lance Watson (3)

The first match resulted in a 2 goal win in favour of Jagat against AM Polo team. The next game saw TCF-Hestketh Polo draw with Jagat with 3 goals. The last match for the second and third place had AM Polo defeat TCF-Hesketh.

The afternoon was filled with activities such as clinical breast examinations, market stalls, food vendors, kids activities and pony rides. Two Best Dressed Females were given prizes from Wear Arie, Lala, Pick & Gift, La Perle, Al Habtoor Polo Resort hotel, and Blossox. Run-N-Hunt prizes for two pink coins amounted to AED 6,000 in gift items.

The owner of Magnat Fine Jewellery awarded the teams.

The Club also hosted a Charity Auction for the benefit of Al Jalila Foundation. The auction featured exquisite pieces from Magnat Fine Jewelry, Reem Art Gallery, and Antique Boutique. Valuable polo memorabilia signed by polo superstar Pablo Mac Donough, were also showcased at the auction.


Al Jalila Foundation, a global healthcare philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.

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