The sun was shining as crowds of visitors arrived to see five teams battle it out on the field for the beautiful “COPA SAN MARTIN 2018” sponsored by the argentine Estancia San Martin – Polo Farm and Family resort.
The style was elegant but relaxed, with fancy hats for ladies and sporty chic for the men. Cool melodies generated by “Soul Brothers” set the perfect atmosphere for the crowd who chilled out on the sidelines while sipping Pimm’s or AIX rosé and watching the matches. There was a nice vibe all around and lots of interaction at all levels.
The divot stomping sessions were a great opportunity to stroll across the field, meet interesting people or network and take in the sights.
Thanks to all GPC supporters and polo aficionados who chose to take part in this event!
THE GENEVA POLO CLUBS TRADITIONAL ARGENTINE ASADO was a unique and authentic experience where guests enjoyed generous cuts of “bife di Lomo” ; entrecote , Codero and more direct from the “parrilla” grill, as well as vegetarian meals. All followed by a sumptuous dessert buffet.
Estancia San Martin:
Albeit far away in the South of the Provence of Buenos Aries, the relation with SM goes back to the creation of GPC in 2008. Around one third of the 100 horses at the club this season had their origins in San Martin! This historic, colonial style Estancia is now a guest lodge catering to visitors from all over the world. One of the key features, apart for the beautiful 150-hectare grounds, is the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and its pristine beaches, just a 15 min drive away!
Winning Team OKAPI at the Polo Competition:
After the “Americano” style round robin matches in the am, the two finalist teams, Lyon Polo Club and Okapi, led by Patron and team captain Mohamed Ndao, battled it out for first place. In a very close and intense match Okapi prevailed with 7 goals to 5 ½.