Tag Archives: polo

Africa’s grandest polo tournament

In 1925, His Royal Highness Prince Edward of Wales toured South Africa and as he experienced the magic of Africa through the sport of kings, polo he played in a series of polo matches. At the end of his visit, Prince Edward donated the cup that has become the centerpiece of the polo calendar. That is how the tournament was ...

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Be seen at the spectacular Gatsby Polo event this winter

The Gatsby Polo event is just around the corner and we would like you to join us on Sunday the 5th of June at the Shongweni Polo Club. Socialites and horse lovers can use this opportunity to dress up in a “Great Gatsby” fashion and enjoy a fun day out in true polo style. The 1920’s in America were known as “The ...

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Laureus Polo Cup

The Laureus Polo Cup fundraiser promises an entertaining early evening dinner. The event will host South African celebrity sports ambassadors, Shaun Pollock, Butch James, Elana Meyer, Morne du Plessis and Ernst van Dyk, amongst others, and aims to raise funds to bring about change to the youth in some of the most challenged South African societies. Mingle with some of ...

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Cell C Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo

The first annual Cell C Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo, in association with Samsung, raised funds in aid of breast cancer. The proceeds will go to Reach for Recovery, a non-profit organisation that helps women with healing and in attaining reconstructive surgery. The fabulous event, held on October 4 2015 at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg, raised a total of ...

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USPA International Cup

The United States will have one of its strongest lineups to challenge south Africa in the USPA International Cup next week Saturday, 28 November at the Grand Champions Polo Club. Teams Nic Roldan and Julio Arellano are the US’s top-rated players at eight goals. They will join seven-goaler, Jeff Hall, and top amateur, Marc Ganzi, on the US team in the ...

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Cape-Winelands lunch and polo – all for a good cause

The Laureus Polo Cup fundraiser promises an entertaining afternoon with a relaxed gourmet lunch. Mingle with some of South Africa’s top sporting celebrities, while enjoying the excitement of a polo match at Val de Vie Estate in the beautiful Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. Spend a relaxed day out and contribute to a greater cause. Details Date: Saturday, 30 January 2016 Venue: Val de Vie ...

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Sixth annual Cintron Pink Polo

An event with purpose All things grand and glamorous were in order this past Saturday at the sixth annual Cintron Pink Polo event held at Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek valley. Guests from near and far swanned to the estate’s polo grounds for what was a unique blend of elegance, entertainment and exquisite scenery, all in support of ...

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Rider profile: Stuart Fitzgerald

Stuart and his horse, Ferhill Xquisite (Mo as he is known in the stable) have had a partnership since the middle of 2011 when Stuart acquired Mo from Carol Gee’s Fernhill stable in Ireland. Together the two have achieved MER’s at their last four 3* starts. Their jumping record is a particular strength, with just one pole being knocked in ...

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Cintron Pink Polo in support of breast cancer

  Val de Vie Events is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Cintron Pink Polo event, in support of breast cancer awareness, treatment and research, will be held on 7 November 2015 at Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. This year, funds generated by Cintron Pink Polo will go to Reach for Recovery, a non-profit organisation which ...

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Rider profile: Kimberly Cunningham

Born in Zimbabwe, Kimberly now resides with her family in Cape Town and attends the Silvermine Academy. Kimberly won the Polo International Horse Trials Pony Riders’ class last year on her pony, Legacy. Kimberly has moved up to the Junior Class this year and will be competing in a very competitive Eventing 100 class on Rodeo Spin. Kimberly has an ...

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