On the 18th of September, world-class polo players from Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa put on a riveting display of horsemanship at the Inanda Club in Sandton. The four winning teams were Team Gaggenau from Egypt taking fourth place, Rockblend winning third place and the plate winners were Keffi Polo Ranch, from Nigeria.
Team Airbus Helicopters Kenya clinched the coveted Land Rover Africa Cup trophy with a victorious score of 7 - 6 goals in the final chukka. The Most Valued Player award went to Johan Van Reenen, for demonstrating extraordinary sportsmanship and the highest game skills throughout the weekend-long tournament.
Despite a torrent of rain showers and the freezing weather, more than 3 000 people, including VIPs, sponsors and corporate hospitality clients attended the matches over the tournament. Local celebrities enhanced the glitz and glamour of the day with their Quintessentially African – Above and Beyond theme inspired fashion.
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the tournament’s signature Horse vs Machine race. With Inanda Club’s Craig James in the saddle of a thoroughbred, he faced off against the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which won for the third year in succession. With the largest attendance to date, the 2016 Land Rover Africa Cup was an exceptional tournament. The event has always been a natural fit for Land Rover – the horses on the field and our cars both boasting capability and composure. And what better event to show off the stylish, graceful new Range Rover Evoque Convertible - a car to be seen in, at an event to be seen at.
Quintessential Polo – Above & Beyond
This unique knockout polo championship featured some of Africa’s top polo players and the highlight of the day was undoubtedly the tournament’s signature Horse vs Machine race.