I have long been a fan of the polo, and although I do enjoy watching the matches, I also love dressing up and enjoying a day out in the beautiful grounds of Inanda Club in Sandton enjoying a glass of bubbly or two of course.

Inanda Club has just announced the Inanda Polo International SA vs Argentina match which will be played on Saturday, 11 May 2019, marking the peak of the South African polo season, headlined by AON South Africa.

“With enthusiasm, we welcome AON South Africa on board as not just the headline sponsor for the 2019 Inanda Polo International, but a partner to Development Polo and its young and novice players who will shine in the curtain raiser of the Inanda Polo International”, said Paul Oosthuizen, Inanda Club General Manager.

This event is a highlight on the sport and entertainment calendar and spectators can look forward to a match that promises to reignite the age-old rivalry between the best of South Africa and Argentine polo; The game set against the spectacular backdrop of Jozi’s business hub, Sandton will be played at intense high speed, requiring peak athletic conditioning of both horse and rider.

Craig James, the Inanda Club Polo Manager reflects, “Polo as an International sport has brought together many players from different countries, each with different dynamics to the game. The family’s relationship with SA and Argentine polo dates back from the early 1950s when the Coronel Suárez team played against SA.”

Today, the level of play and the amount of polo being played in Argentina is higher than ever in the game’s history, generating rapid global expansion in participation and spectatorship. Indeed, in the current world rankings, nine of the top 10 players are Argentinean, as are 15 of the top 20. While polo in South Africa may have an elitist image, in Argentina it is a populist sport, with big matches attracting large crowds and being broadcast live on global television.

This year the stakes are high as the final game of the 2018 Inanda Invitational saw the Inanda Club team defeat the Argentine Coronel Suarez Polo Club team, by a 5-7 lead, in a one hour and 30-minute action packed match.

Polo aficionados will flock to the event to see the world’s best players display their formidable skills on the field celebrating in the merriment of Argentine culture, the day will offer exhilarating polo combined with history and traditional Latin music – the iconic Tango.

Hospitality Ticket packages available…

VIP Hospitality
Individual Package Cost | R1 800

Picnic Sites
Lux Polo Picnic package per 10 guests | R16 500
Polo Chic Picnic | R4950

Bookings and tickets pbutler@inandaclub.co.za 011 884-1414

The Inanda Club website is a go-to-source for objective and timely information on the Inanda Polo International SA vs Argentina – find everything out here…

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