On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, the Tarifa Beach Polo World Cup 2016 took place, celebrated for the third year running on the Playa de Los Lances in Tarifa, organised by Isabel de Borbón.

The winning team of the championship was captained by Guillermo Steta, under the name Hotel Club Marítimo de Sotogrande. The team competed for the title facing three other teams of international standing, made up of 3 polo players with each one also under the initials of the sponsors: Balms Abogados (who finished in second place), Scapa and Credit Suisse (both returning for the third time as participants in the tournament).

The attendance at the sporting events and celebrations was declared “a success” by the organiser, Isabel de Borbón, the horsewoman now settled in Marbella. She warmly thanked all of the participants and sponsors. Spectators from Tarifa, Marbella, Sotogrande and elsewhere came along to enjoy the event during the sunny weekend, which once again had the honour of a special speech by the “speaker” Daniel Garriador.

It serves to highlight that the captain of the winning team, Guillermo Steta, is the current president of the Mexican Polo Federation and has travelled to Tarifa expressly for this tournament. After the prize-giving ceremony, he gave Isabel de Borbón, the organiser, a medal of “The Angel of Independence” by appointment of “the ambassador for the Mexico Polo Federation in Spain”.

Among the audience it was possible to see some well-known faces from business, social and public spheres, both from Tarifa and the whole of the Costa del Sol. These included Countess Gunilla von Bismarck and Luis Ortiz, Princess Bea von Auersperg and her daughter princess Cecile, the celebrated violinist Edmond Fokker van Crayestein, as well as the actress Raquel Meroño, who owns with her husband the beach bar “Carbones 13”, a fashionable new venue on the beaches of Tarifa, a collaborator of the tournament, and in front of which the sporting event took place.