K2 Polo ran out the winners of the Memorial Manuel Prado y Colón de Carvajal Cup following their 9-5.5 win over Ayala at Ayala Polo Club, in Sotogrande. The competition, played through July 1-4, saw five teams, up to 8 goals, compete. Teams enjoyed a Welcome Dinner at Txiringuito Biarritz after the first day of action. League games were played at Santa María Polo Club.
Meanwhile, La Esperanza Dany’s Polo were ran out the winners of the round robin against Isolas and Nairobi.
This season marks a new era for polo in Sotogrande, with Ayala acting as the main host of the action. The club is supported by Minuto Siete, Dos Lunas Polo & Dressage Club, and Santa María Polo Club. This season promises to be a memorable one, running through to the end of August, the month when the high goal returns to Sotogrande.
FINAL: K2 POLO 9-5.5 AYALA
K2: Mario Gomez 3, Roberto Iturrioz 0, Gerardo Mazzini 5, Vinot Kumar 0. Total: 8.
AYALA: Martín Romualdez 0, Iñigo Zobel 0, Jesús Cobino 3, Gregorio Gelosi 4. Total: 7.
Score K2: (0-0.5) 2-3.5, 7-3.5, 8-5.5, 9-5.5.
Umpires: Daniel Boudou & Federico Martelli.
MVP: Gerardo Mazzini.
BPP: Dulce, ridden by Jesús Cobino, owned by Iñigo Zóbel.
Fair Play Award: Vinot Kumar.
La Esperanza Dany’s Polo: Tanja Dany -2, Kevin Korst 1, Cristian Bernal 5, Mariano Iturrioz 2. Total: 7.
Isolas: Kaveh Atrak 0, Jamie Le Hardy 4, Diogo Gallego 3, Lawrence Isola 1. Total: 8.
Nairobi: Karen Cariss -1, Patricio Neves 4, Hernán Pieres 3, Daniel Gariador 2. Total: 8.