The much-anticipated Aon Inanda Polo International returns on 9 May 2020 and kicks-off, what promises to be, an exhilarating 2020 polo season at the prestigious Inanda Club, in Sandton, which has, through the years, established itself as the finest polo venue in the country.
The powerhouse teams from South Africa and Argentina will, for a second year, compete in a 26-goal match, played at the highest level and more competitive than ever; giving some of the world’s best players an opportunity to take to the polo field their skills and techniques, for what has now become a household name and fixture in the international high-goal environment.
High-goal polo is an aspirational endeavour few players will ever experience and with a history of a 10 goal handicap being the preferred level of competition worldwide, the “Sport of Kings” has significance to Spatio-temporal demands – were the quality and standards in the sport require a level of play that possesses exorbitant traits. The Argentine, uncontested masters of being the highest-ranked polo players in the world, are no strangers to such qualities.
Polo may not have originated in Argentina, but it is here that the game has reached its pinnacle. Known as the mecca of polo, it has hosted a number of the highest all-star level tournaments including the world’s most distinguished 40-goal tournament, a history. Dubbed as the world’s most important polo tournament, the huge success of the match is the level of play that officially carries a team of 10 with a handicap ranging between 28 to 40 goals per competition; together with the horse, technique, courage and sporting ability. Each player, at any given time, brings 8-10 horses to the field per game, so there are anywhere from 70-84 horses present at each high-goal match.
The equestrian sport has been their National obsession for over a century, and they certainly continue to dominate the world polo circuit.
As with any sport, competition at the highest level allows the game to evolve from one level to the next. Polo itself has developed within South Africa, allowing professional polo players to show their abilities, in turn being ranked amongst the best with international status. Tom De Bruin, South African Team Captain for the 2019 Aon Inanda Polo International, is amongst the bunch. Achieving a 7 goal handicap at the age of 24, has represented South Africa in over 40 test matches, also playing professionally around the world including the UK, Argentina, America, Australia, Barbados, New Zealand, India, Dubai, Singapore and China. Other South African ranked polo players include Jean du Plessis (7 goal handicap) and Chris Mackenzie (7 goal handicap).
The event will offer polo enthusiasts a display of superb technical polo prowess and an entertainment-filled day to include an Argentine musical experience fused with the historical and traditional Argentine Tango.
Individual Cost | R250.00 Per Ticket
Premium VIP Polo Suite
Individual Package Cost | R1 800.00
Lux Polo Picnic Sites
Lux Polo Picnic package per 10 guests | R12 450.00
Costs are inclusive of 15% VAT
Tickets are available at Ticket Pros HERE…