HH Sheikha Maitha Leads Desert Palm Team to Victory in Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge 2013

Polo Final Played in Presence of Patron HRH Princess Haya

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Team Cartier and Team Desert Palm play in the final during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Team Cartier and Team Desert Palm play in the final during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

In mid-February, HH Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum leads the Desert Palm team to victory in Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge 2013 polo final played in presence of HRH Princess Haya at the Desert Palm Retreat and Polo Club.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: A band plays bagpipes and drums on the polo field during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: A band plays bagpipes and drums on the polo field during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: General atmosphere during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: General atmosphere during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22:  Mohammed Al Ameni attends the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Mohammed Al Ameni attends the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Cartier models are seen  during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Cartier models are seen during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Cartier models are seen  during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Cartier models are seen during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

HH Sheikha Maitha (other members of the team includes Guillermo Healy, Martin Valent, and Facundo Castagnola) was a key member of the Desert Palm team which have been impressive all week, coming to the final unbeaten and hot favorite for the trophy. In the thrilling final, the team narrowly defeated last year’s winners Cartier 6.5-6. Her Highness Sheikha Maitha was a new member of the Desert Palm team.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Guests arrive during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Guests arrive during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: General atmosphere during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: General atmosphere during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (wife of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai). To ensure that the players’ and ponies’ style is as elegant as their play, La Martina was reappointed as the Official Team Kit Supplier, while the Porsche Centre Dubai, in its role as Official Car Supplier, saw to it that that both VIPs and players arrive on time. Pommery returns too in 2013, hosting the cocktail reception after Friday’s finals – always the perfect way to conclude a magnificent tournament.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Mr & Mrs Cantonnet attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Mr & Mrs Cantonnet attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Peter Leruse, Jennifer Leruse, Christina Wiffin and Damien Wiffin attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier) *** Local Caption *** Peter Leruse; Jennifer Leruse; Christina Wiffin, Damien Wiffin

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Peter Leruse, Jennifer Leruse, Christina Wiffin and Damien Wiffin attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Stuart and Lesely McCulloch attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Stuart and Lesely McCulloch attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Connie Huan Huan and guest attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Connie Huan Huan and guest attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Guests attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Guests attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Anne Rayner and Paul Rayner attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Anne Rayner and Paul Rayner attend final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Raphael Abolod attends final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Raphael Abolod attends final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

HH Sheikha Maitha (daughter of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum) received the trophy and her winners’ prize from HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. Princess Haya was accompanied by Louis Ferla, Managing Director of Cartier Middle East and Ali Albwardy of Desert Palm.

In addition to awarding prizes to the winning team, HRH Princess Haya also presented Mariano Uranga with the La Martina Most Valuable Player Award. She also placed the La Martina Best Playing Pony Rug on HH Sheikha Maitha’s horse Salinas, which was played by Martin Valent in the 1st and 3rd chukkas. Meanwhile, HRH Princess Haya received a special trophy from Cartier in recognition of her long-standing support of this polo event

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bint Rashid Al Maktoum plays with Desert Palm polo team in the final during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bint Rashid Al Maktoum plays with Desert Palm polo team in the final during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

Four pro-am teams–Cartier, Desert Palm, CNN and Emirates NBD–playing hard all week in this prestigious Cartier competition, now in its 8th year, and the many illustrious guests and team sponsors, were treated to two superb displays of fast paced and exciting polo. This included an earlier subsidiary final, for the Desert Palm Trophy, in which CNN defeated Emirates NBD 7.5-6.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: A general view inside the Cartier Villa during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: A general view inside the Cartier Villa during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: A general view inside the Cartier Villa during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: A general view inside the Cartier Villa during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

Among the players was the Cartier team patron Adriano Agosti, who already has a great record in Cartier events, having won the Cartier International titles in both Dubai and China in 2012, Guillermo Healy (1); Martin Valent (ARG) 5; Facundo Castagnola (ARG) 6, [Team Desert Palm]; Saeed Bin Drai (UAE) 0; (ARG) 6; Juan Jose Brane (ARG) 7 [Team Cartier]; Faris Al Yabhouni (UAE) 0; Jonathan Munro Ford (AUS) -1; Juan Ambroggio (ARG)7; Chris Hyde (UK) 6 [Team CNN] and Amr Zedan (KSA) 0; Saad Audeh (JOR) 0; Ignacio Heguy (ARG) 9; Rodolfo Ducos (ARG) 4 [Team Emirates NBD].

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 22: General View during final day at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Desert Palm Hotel on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Cartier)