RoR to benefit from new charitable initiative by British Polo Gin

  • Leading gin brand partners up with RoR

Gloucestershire based, 100% organic British Polo Gin has announced a new initiative with iconic charities The Household Cavalry Foundation (HCF) and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). The leading gin brand will now donate £1 from every 70cl bottle of British Polo Gin sold at racing events to RoR and £1 from each 70cl bottle at all events to HCF. The synergy between British Polo Gin and these equestrian charities is unquestionable, making them the ideal partners moving forward.

A significant number of polo ponies began their life on the racetrack, where as thoroughbreds they are equipped with the speed and agility skills required to win on the polo ground. Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing’s official charity, supporting the retraining and rehoming of racehorses. As well as providing a safety net for ‘vulnerable’ former racehorses, RoR promotes the adaptability and versatility of racehorses to other equestrian activities, funding and running a well-established programme of competitions in over a dozen equine disciplines, including polo, along with educational events across the country.

British Polo Gin Managing Director, Richard Hine states; “These charities align effortlessly with British Polo Gin’s values and history, making them the perfect partners moving forward. These new partnerships are set to last and highlight the continued link between the equestrian world and its participants. We are exceedingly excited to work with these worthy charities to highlight their commendable work.” What’s more, when purchasing British Polo Gin online, £1 will be donated to each of the charities by entering the code ‘CHARITY’.

“The links between polo and RoR are long established and we are delighted to embark on a partnership with British Polo Gin.”, said Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive of RoR. “With the help of the team at British Polo Gin we look forward to highlighting the many heart-warming stories of former racehorses that go on to thrive in a new career, especially those that excel on the polo field.”

The history of gin is inextricably linked with what is now known as the Household Cavalry. Coincidentally, the lowly gin and tonic was first invented by British cavalrymen in India in the 1850s. The officers would combine their rationed tonic allowance with gin to add a little something extra. These same soldiers were the first men to play polo in India. British Polo Gin’s roots are intricately linked to the sport of yesteryear and its continued prowess to this day.

The Household Cavalry Foundation was set up in January 2013 to provide charitable and pastoral support for both serving and former Household Cavalry members and their families, and of course their noble steeds. The soldiers of the Household Cavalry are currently home from overseas operations and attentions have been turned to the pastoral care of these valiant servicemen and women post deployment, looking to the future and their long-term health.

Gloucestershire based British Polo Gin burst onto the scene in July 2016, taking the gin industry by storm. Steeped in history, this proudly British, 100% organic, quadruple distilled, hand crafted, small batch Polo Gin uses only the finest organic ingredients to create some of the most flavoursome yet smoothest gins on the market. And what’s more, British Polo Gin have just finalised its 2017 Sloe Gin vintage, well and truly the perfect seasonal tipple!

British Polo Gin is now stocked in polo clubs across the British Isles and Europe, most notably at: Beaufort Polo Club, Cirencester Park Polo Club, Cheshire Polo Club, Cowdray Park Polo Club, Dallas Burston Polo Club, Edgeworth Polo Club, Guards Polo Club, HPC, The London Polo Club, Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Longdole Polo Club, Moor Farm Polo Club, The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, Rugby Polo Club and Polo Park Zurich.