Three Day Eventing

Pol Roger is proud to support professional event rider, Laura Collett, whose riding career thus far has been nothing short of extraordinary. Laura enjoyed an astronomical rise to success and was on course to continue when, in 2013, she had a devastating fall which left her in a coma for a week with a fractured shoulder, punctured lung, lacerated liver, two broken ribs and permanent loss of vision in one eye. However Laura has made a remarkable recovery and has returned to eventing, displaying an unswerving commitment to the sport and impressive determination and bravery.

Furthermore Pol Roger is delighted to support Harry Meade, one of Britain’s leading event riders. Having recently returned from what many feared would be a career-ending fall in which he shattered both elbows, Harry’s fairy-tale comeback saw him defy medical odds and return to the sport, immediately taking 3rd place at the world’s premiere event, Badminton Horse Trials 2014. Harry is currently a member of the GB Nations Cup team and reserve rider for this year’s GB World Championship team, he has also been selected on to the Lottery-funded World Class Squad for the sixth consecutive year. Harry is considered one of the world’s best cross-country riders and is widely respected for his quiet and sympathetic style of riding.

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Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Champagne Pol Roger is delighted to be the Official Champagne of the multi-award winning Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, which has been established as a major international equestrian and social event in the autumn sporting calendar for over 50 years. The annual, televised three-day event takes place in the picturesque parkland of Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. The prestigious occasion, one of only six CCI four star competitions in the world, kicks off with two days of dressage (Thursday and Friday) when the most talented horse and rider combinations demonstrate their control and precision in the main arena. Spectators can experience the adrenaline pumping exhilaration of cross country day on Saturday when the horses and their pilots take to the undulating grounds at high speed and tackle a series of imposing solid fences. The main arena plays host to the concluding show jumping battle on Sunday when the winner of the Land Rover Trophy and substantial first prize is decided.

www.burghley-horse.co.uk

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The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

We are proud to be the Official Champagne of one of the highlights of the equestrian season with competitors of the highest calibre battling it for four coveted Championship titles.

The adrenaline filled cross country course, takes centre stage during the weekend, with no better place to watch the action than the Park Bowl. With the water complex in the valley below, Captain Mark Phillips’ famously undulating course unfolds in front of you, providing the perfect viewing spot and picnic location.

For more information go to www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk

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Bath Rugby 

We are proud to be the Official Champagne of this prestigious club. Founded in 1865, Bath is one of the oldest rugby union clubs in existence; located in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath, the club is steeped in vibrant history and heritage. This rich sense of tradition and history is also at the heart of Maison Pol Roger, founded just 26 years earlier in 1839. Champagne Pol Roger and Bath Rugby share of number of core values, not least their reputation for quality. Bath Rugby boasts some of the most exciting young talent in English rugby and competes at the highest level in domestic and European rugby.

www.bathrugby.com

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Hugo Palmer Racing

Champagne Pol Roger is the yard sponsor of Hugo Palmer Racing. Raised in the Scottish borders, Hugo started training in 2011 with just eleven horses and has rapidly climbed the training ladder to establish himself as one of the U.K’s leading trainers with a stable now numbering over two hundred horses.

Based at Kremlin Cottage stables in Newmarket, Hugo quickly made his mark by sending out Galileo Gold to win the 20016 QIPCO 20000 Guineas, one of the five annual “Classic” races. Now a multiple Group 1 winning trainer, Hugo has shown that his horses can compete on the biggest stages of flat racing with winners at the major meetings such as Royal Ascot, the Qatar Goodwood Festival and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Following seven and then six winners in his first two seasons, Hugo has increased the number of winners each season and the quality has risen too.  Classics, Group and Listed races to top handicaps – they all come alike to the master of Kremlin Cottage.

Charles Hamer, Director of Racing for Champagne Pol Roger said: “We are delighted to be associated with Hugo Palmer Racing. As a young, up and coming trainer with Classic success already under his belt, Hugo is the perfect fit for our brand. With both the number and quality of his horses growing this is an exciting time for Hugo Palmer Racing and Pol Roger to be working together”.

www.hugopalmer.com

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Real Tennis, Rackets & Eton Fives

Pol Roger is proud to be the official champagne of the International Real Tennis Professionals Association and The Tennis and Rackets Association. Furthermore Pol Roger is pleased to support many Real Tennis, Rackets and Fives activities including the Varsity Real Tennis Match at Lords, Field & Brodie Cups, Petworth and Hampton Court Real Tennis, Varsity Eton Fives and Rackets matches.

• Varsity Real Tennis
• Field/Brodie/Pol Roger
• Inter University
• Oxford Real Tennis
• Cambridge Real Tennis
• T & RA Prize Fund
• IRTPA Pro real tennis
• LRTA
• Old Etonian Real Tennis
• Hampton Court Real Tennis
• Exeter University Real Tennis
• Durham University Real Tennis
• 175 Years of Tennis at Lord’s
• Varsity Eton Fives
• Varsity Rackets
• Mjolnirs Rackets
• Sports for Sports Golf
• TRA World Doubles Rackets

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The Photographers’ Gallery

Pol Roger is the official champagne of the Photographers’ Gallery. This exciting venue promotes the work of new talent as well as hosting the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Prize.
http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/home

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Music in Country Churches

Once more Pol Roger will be among the sponsors of the annual series of concerts organised by the charity “Music in Country Churches” held under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize

We are delighted once again to be associated with the Duff Cooper Prize for literature, which celebrates the best in non-fiction writing. The first award was made in 1956, and it has been given annually ever since.

http://www.theduffcooperprize.org/

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Charity

We are longstanding supporters of a number of charities; please see a non-exhaustive list below:

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Varsity Blind Wine-Tasting

Champagne Pol Roger is the proud sponsor of the Oxford and Cambridge University Blind Wine-Tasting Match, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in February 2013. Due to the success and merit of the Oxford and Cambridge Match, Pol Roger has extended this sponsorship with the launch of two further matches. The Edinburgh and St Andrews match started in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength; it is now a firm fixture. In 2013, for the first time, we held a Bath and Bristol Match, thus consolidating the geographical spread of Varsity Blind Wine-Tasting matches across the country.

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