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March 9, 2012 Posted by admin in Events

The Gaucho International Polo


Polo takes on a decidedly new tempo when music and partying come together at The Gaucho International Polo on 21st March at London’s O2 arena. Organisers  promise a unique event following last year’s Gaucho debut.
 Sat Bal (9 March 12).

This year’s event comprises two international arena polo matches and the Argentine festival mood  gets a big uplift from Grammy award-winning band, Bajofondo. The band’s global ‘electrotango’ sound will open,and play throughout, the tournament.

 

 The matches will see Scotland taking on Ireland and culminate in the titanic clash between IG Index’s England and Argentina, pitting British talent Jamie Morrison against Nacho Figueras.

 

Argentina’s influences will loom large at the event with wine tastings from some of the country’s finest hosted by leading authority, Wines of Argentina.  ‘The White Jeans Party’ takes that polo staple to donate pound to the British Forces Foundation for everyone wearing a pair.                           

 

Arena polo is an emerging trend in the polo world and takes place on a smaller pitch with only three players per team rather than the usual four, creating a fast-paced and spectator friendly game.  With simpler rules and tickets starting at just £25, it is an accessible way of introducing Londoners to Argentina’s most celebrated sporting tradition. 

 

Gaucho’s UK Operations Director, Martin Williams sums it:

“Gaucho are delighted to be working with the HPA to create an annual international polo match at the O2,” said UK operations director, Martin Williams. ”I hope that it will grow to rival the success of the former HPA Cartier International Polo. This year we have created what promises to be an amazing Gaucho Polo Party: The Argentine wine tasting lounge and Bajofondo concert are included in the event and all tickets, while the White Jeans charity theme and afterparties will keep the event casual and a lot of fun.”  

 

21st March 2012  Doors open 5.30pm Polo matches start 7.15pm

Afterparty - 9.45pm

Tickets from £20

 

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