From 29 April to 8 May 2016 the traditional BMW Polo Cup will be held for the ninth time on the idyllic northern German estate of Gut Basthorst. An international polo atmosphere on the wonderful old feudal estate is once again expected in 2016.
Uwe Zimmermann has brought polo players from across the world here to north Germany for many years. The aim of the Vice President of the Polo Club Gut Basthorst and President of the Polo Club Ascona is not only to maintain the high sporting standards, but also make the social side of the two polo weekends in May a special experience. “It should be fun. And the quality should be high in every respect” is Uwe and his wife Kriztina Zimmermann’s motto. The players’ parties and asparagus dinner that Baron Enno von Ruffin holds in his huge and festively decorated barn to mark the occasion of the polo event are already legendary. Aristocracy and celebrities have long been among the regular visitors to Gut Basthorst, and numerous members of the press welcome guests on the red carpet with a sea of camera flashes.
Uwe Zimmermann: “In 2016 we will only invite six teams in order to streamline the programme and not overburden the pitch. Our event is traditionally the first major polo tournament of the season and we expect players from Switzerland, Hungary, Luxemburg and a team from India. La Martina, there from the beginning as exclusive equipment supplier, has once again pledged its support. As our media partner, POLO+10 will produce the tournament magazine”. By the way: the annual general meeting of the Polo Club Gut Basthorst (with over 60 members) takes place on the first weekend of the tournament as well as the traditional spring market of Gut Basthorst.