Countdown to the 2017 Cell C Inanda Africa Cup polo tournament

The countdown to the country’s leading polo event has begun – the wait is almost over!

With just under four weeks left until the annual Inanda Africa Cup polo tournament, polo-lovers can expect nothing short of unparalleled sportsmanship, thrilling expertise, exhilarating entertainment and glamorous high fashion.

Mobile operator Cell C has been confirmed as the official headline sponsor of the 2017 edition.

The event is the most prestigious one on the polo calendar and includes teams from East and West Africa, as well as development players, and incorporates a well-established affiliation with the City of Johannesburg.

“Over the years, together with the esteemed associations with numerous sponsors and partners, the Inanda Africa Cup has grown extensively, but the Cell C liaison will take the event to superior heights,” says Inanda Club GM Paul Oosthuizen.

The tasteful settings of the Inanda Club, modelled on the lines of the Roehampton and Hurlingham Clubs in London, and reminiscent of country living and rural tranquility, will serve as the backdrop for the  day’s lavish activities.

“Polo aficionados will have the opportunity to witness a great day of sport against the background of the striking Sandton skyline,” says Craig James, Inanda’s Polo Manager.

Not only will the day propose top class equestrian sportsmanship, but there will be entertainment on offer throughout the day.

The crowd-pleasing “Horse vs Machine’ contest returns for another year, this time with a “speedy” showcase. Before the age of engines and machines, horses ruled. Once again, the best pony of the day, ridden by Craig James, will have the opportunity of showcasing its vigorous, vibrant, energetic characteristics against those of a vehicle, which is yet to be revealed.

And while the main focus of the event is polo, guests can also look forward to glamorous fashion under the theme, Quintessentially African.

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