"Lucky Matthew.". I guess.". However, for a blue-blooded aristocrat whose roots go back to 1802, the man is sorely lacking in pomposity. 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. He's a good player, better than his brother, and I like to consider him a good friend. Public health orders in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 are limiting how much patrons can celebrate. 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. "But I did visit the Mumbai slums. ", Quite a charmed life, would you say? Choose the design that fits your site. ", 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. 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. All very interesting for a greenhorn like you. The Atlantic Polo Team. "My mother loved horses, and so I was raised with them. "While I can't deny that it's fun, it definitely isn't easy. 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, 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. Champagne — and all other alcohol — will have to stop flowing at 10 p.m. due to a curfew on sales. "But, on the flip side, it does bring me to beautiful places like India.". 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. 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 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. 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. I got my first pony at the age of three, and I started playing polo for my school in Gloucestershire at sixteen. The British polo player Henry Brett (hdc +5) shortly after his arrival on the Carribean island of Antigua. Bobby Dundas, Viscount Melville, has achieved many milestones in his life, from playing polo in the World Cup to conquering the Atlantic. 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. 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! The British polo players had crossed the Atlantic in 48 days and seven minutes in the Talisker Whisky … Dundas shakes his head, probably just a tad sadly. The team, which was completed by James Glasson, Bobby Dundas and Fergus Scholes, set off from the Canary Islands on 4 December.. LONDON — So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. During a chat later, you ask him if the sport of his choice will ever get as popular as football or cricket. Oxford University Polo Club: The History. Suddenly, the crowd erupted in a roar of excitement. 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. The championship, however, was won by Chile. Acestor of Henry Dundas says he was an ... - Daily Mail Online "We rode 3,000 nautical miles through some of the biggest storms I have ever seen. We have a lot of mutual friends, and our paths cross a lot. ", What's more, Bobby's sport even helps him rub shoulders with royalty - quite literally. Encouraging Change at Exeter University Polo Club. ", So, has he seen the Taj Mahal yet? Dundas has been riding horses since the age of three, and playing professional polo from the time he turned eighteen. That's just not possible with polo; you can't just grab a horse and make it gallop around at will. 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. 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. British Polo Day showcases over 30 top British luxury brands and acts as a conduit for championing craftsmanship and heritage in emerging markets. 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. We were all polo players and close friends, but we ended up fighting over everything - from sharing food to taking turns to row. The final was played on the number one ground at International Polo Club Palm Beach, under strict social distancing protocols and hygiene measures. 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.". Then there are the bright colours and the food; everything just hits you in a very nice way. You have to work hard and ride about eight to ten horses every day. In time, I went on to play for England in the European Championship at Rome and the World Cup at Mexico. See more ideas about mens tops, mens tshirts, shirts. Bobby Dundas (Viscount Melville) is a professional polo player and an ambassador for British Polo Day. I have never seen a culture this diverse and vibrant. The Viscount shakes his head. So boomed the commentator through the soundboxes on a nippy Saturday afternoon at the Jodhpur Polo & Equestrian Institute grounds, and he wasn't wrong. >> The boat he rowed through the Atlantic was called the Tiny Dancer, named after a song by Sir Elton John. Women’s Polo in Poland. 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 I played with him through school and after. And what's more, he loves India in all its rural hues. "The good thing about British Polo Day is... the girls look very pretty." It was all about survival; at one point, two of my teammates were even swept overboard by a wave. 18 Feb 1886. suc. John McEwen comments: Monet’s early career was a struggle. Jan 30, 2019 - Explore Aminul Islam's board "polo knit" on Pinterest. "Yes, Bobby does look like him," agreed the second woman after a pause. 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. Polo can be dangerous but I have learned that dealing with the elements is something else,’ says Henry. 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”. ", He pauses, then breaks into a grin. Maharaja Gaj Singh and Lady Phillimore of Oxfordshire. It is located in a leafy 300-acre estate, encompassing much of Harrow on the Hill in north-west London. "With something like football, people can simply watch their heroes play and then run around kicking a ball. Bobby doesn't agree. Rowing 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. 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. As with any other sport, there are demands to fulfill. Last year the resort hosted the Ryder Cup and the former practice ground will make way for the polo ground. 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