Polo Far & Wide

Polo Far & Wide.

With the high goal season now over in the UK, and the last of the major medium and high goal European polo tournaments, such as the Cote D’Azur Polo Cup, the Mazerati Silver Cup in Sotogrande, and the Coupe D’Argent in Deauville now underway, polo’s media will shortly be looking further afield for their news stories.

One such event to catch the media’s attention may be the 2017 Cell C Inanda Africa Cup polo tournament.

The countdown to Africa’s leading polo event has begun. With three weeks left until the annual Inanda Africa Cup polo tournament, polo-lovers can expect nothing short of unparalleled sportsmanship, thrilling expertise, exhilarating entertainment and glamorous high fashion. The event is the most prestigious one on the continent’s polo calendar and includes teams from East and West Africa, as well as developing players, and incorporates a well-established affiliation with the City of Johannesburg.

Situated in the heart of Sandton and running from 18 August to finals day on Sunday 20, this unique knockout polo championship offers action-packed polo for spectators to enjoy. Expect to see exceptional horsemanship between the competing African Polo Teams from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“Over the years, together with the esteemed associations with numerous sponsors and partners, the Inanda Africa Cup has grown extensively, but the liaison with the mobile operator Cell C will take the event to superior heights,” says Inanda Club GM Paul Oosthuizen.

The tasteful settings of the Inanda Club, modelled on the lines of the Roehampton and Hurlingham Clubs in London, and reminiscent of country living and rural tranquility, will serve as the backdrop for the day’s lavish activities and should result in some quintessential images of polo from the photographers.

“Polo aficionados will have the opportunity to witness a great day of sport against the background of the striking Sandton skyline,” says Craig James, Inanda’s Polo Manager. Not only will the day propose top class equestrian sportsmanship, but there will be entertainment on offer throughout the day. The main focus of the event is polo, but guests can also look forward to glamorous fashion under the theme, Africa.

The event brings worldwide attention to South Africa’s polo community which sports some 38 clubs.