June 26th, 2011 Add comment
Another top polo event by GAUCHO in UK
Adolfo Cambiaso will be the main star in the Sunset Polo Cup at Ham next weekend
Adolfo Cambiaso will play at Ham Polo Club on July 1st
On July 1st, Gaucho will bring the essence of Argentina's national sport to Ham Polo Club, showcasing Argentine passion for polo at London's last surviving polo club.
Sunset Polo, in aid of the Fundación Ideas del Sur charity will see the world's best polo player Adolfo Cambiaso play on each of the three participating teams in a "round robin" match, playing in turn on the Gaucho / Veuve Clicquot, Camino Real and Horseware Ireland teams.
Adolfo will appear at Gaucho Sunset Polo for the second year, following his stunning performance as the Team Gaucho captain in a tightly fought match against Camino Real in 2010. The main match will start at 7pm.
Gates open at 5pm, with the event offering entertainment for all, with "have-a-go" polo sessions, bike polo matches, junior polo games and a tutored wine tasting by Gaucho's head sommelier. To round off the perfect summer day, Gaucho will host a glamorous after-party with live electro-tango music and Argentine asado. Guests will also have the chance to bid for money-cant-buy prizes in an auction to raise money for the Fundación Ideas del Sur.
Combining the best of Argentine food and wine with the sophisticated glamour of Buenos Aires, Gaucho is now the ultimate dining destination and an established ambassador for Argentine culture and sport. Gaucho, who launched the popular O2 polo event in London in February 2011, is proud to continue their support for the sport of polo internationally through their association with Sunset Polo.
Tickets for the event start at 10 for general entry. For the full Argentine experience, Gaucho is offering luxury all-day packages, allowing guests to add to the day with a wine master class, 5-course lunch at Gaucho Richmond and access to the Veuve Clicquot champagne lounge.
1.Gaucho / Veuve Clicquot
World renowned champagne house Veuve Clicquot is a leading international sponsor of polo, including their long-standing association with the Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship. Veuve Clicquot is delighted to sponsor the Sunset Polo day and welcome VIP guests to their champagne lounge.
Camino Real Polo & Country club is located in 770 acres of breathtaking pampas scenery, close to San Vicente, 35 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires. With three 5 star boutique hotels, three Brahim-built polo fields and first-class stabling and livery, the club offers the very best of polo holidays and real estate opportunities.
Horseware Ireland is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of equestrian clothing. The range of rugs in the Horseware family includes the world famous Rambo, Rhino and Amigo collections. This autumn, Horseware intend to launch a line of rugs to cater for the fast growing polo market. Tom MacGuinness, CEO of Horseware Ireland will captain his team.
Sunset Polo would also like to thank the following event sponsors for their support:
Ham Polo Club
Only eight miles from Hyde Park Corner, Ham Polo Club is proud to be the last surviving London polo club and one of the oldest clubs in the UK, having been founded in 1926. Ham Polo Club has helped to raise over 1.4 million for charity over the last three years and is proud to continue to host the Sunset Polo charity day for the Fundación Ideas del Sur.
The Mantis Group is a private collection of award-winning, privately owned five star properties located around the world, including boutique hotels, game reserves and eco lodges. All of their properties are unique and celebrate the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the location in which they are found, building on the company philosophy of a 'conserving a vanishing way of life'.
With its formula fiercely unchanged in 130 years, Tanqueray has always been the connoisseurs' choice for the well-crafted gin and tonic. The quintessential London dry, Tanqueray- with its key ingredients of juniper, coriander, and angelica root-is the full, crisp, classic gin.
Polo Artist: Eddie Kennedy
Well known Polo Manager and Coach Eddie Kennedy will be exhibiting some of his polo art, drawn from a lifetimes' experience in the sport of polo. Eddie will be auctioning a specially commissioned sketch of Adolfo Cambiaso in aid of Ideas del Sur.