A PASSION FOR POLO
sport of kings
Anciently, Polo is a sporting tradition played by wealthy people, like kings and royal families in the Middle east, for this reason, it was called the ‘sport of kings’. Sheikha Mozah comes from a long line of skilled horsemen and women.
Al Maktoum family seems to carry their passion for the power and elegance of horses through the generations and it has even been said that the love of horses runs in the DNA of the ruling family of Dubai. Sheikha Mozah’s late grandfather, Sheikh Maktoum and his brothers, Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan, shared the ownership of the world-famous Godolphin Stables.
The speed, skill, strategy, and determination of a hard-fought polo match is Sheikh Mozah’s perfect kind of spare time. In 2018, she formed the King Pins polo team in Dubai, which has quickly proved that they are not a side to be taken lightly! Among other wins, the King Pins lifted the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club Commemoration Cup in December 2019, with Sheikha Mozah as the playing patron.