Mantis Collection brings a taste of Argentina to the polo season

22nd Jun 2011
Mantis Collection brings a taste of Argentina to the polo season

Following the success of the inaugural Mantis Collection-sponsored Gaucho Polo event at the 02 Arena earlier this year, the luxury hotel operator is offering spots fans a second chance to indulgence.

On July 1st enthusiasts from around the world will descend on picturesque Richmond, on the outskirts of London, to watch the world’s top players.

Pictured: Leading polo player Adolfo Cambiaso

Providing entertainment for all, Sunset Polo will offer have-a-go polo sessions, bike polo matches, junior polo games and a tutored wine tasting by Gaucho’s head sommelier and Gaucho Asado.

The day will culminate with professional polo tournaments, including a tense final featuring the world’s number one polo player, Adolfo Cambiaso.

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.

To round off the perfect summer day, Gaucho will host a glamorous after party with live electro-tango music.

Guests will also have the chance to bid for money-can’t-buy prizes in an auction to raise money for Adolfo’s charity, the Ideas del Sur Foundation.

Argentine Connection

Polo is Argentina’s most exciting sport, attracting the most talented players and passionate fans in the world. 

The Gaucho event will bring the essence of the country’s national sporting heritage to Ham Polo Club, bringing Argentine passion to London’s greatest and last surviving polo club.

Paul Gardiner (centre), Mantis international marketing director, and Bernie Tersoura, Mantis strategic development, celebrate with the South African National Polo Team at the O2 Arena earlier this year

Tickets start at £10 for general entry, making Sunset Polo the ideal way to introduce those not familiar with Argentina’s greatest sport and perfect for family trips.

For the full Argentine experience, Gaucho is offering luxury packages, allowing guests to add to the day with a wine masterclass, five-course lunch at Gaucho Richmond and access to the Veuve Clicquot champagne lounge.

Bringing the best in Argentine food and wine with the sophisticated glamour of Buenos Aires, Gaucho is now not only the ultimate dining destination but an established ambassador for Argentine culture and sport.

Mantis Group

The Mantis Group is a private collection of award-winning, privately owned five star properties located around the World.

It is considered by the prestigious World Travel Awards to be both Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand and Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand.

Divided into three distinct groups, they specialist areas include 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.

Going forward Mantis plan to expand their collection of properties to all seven continents of the world.

They wish to attach a five star hospitality component to some of the world’s must-see wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon jungle, the tigers and mystical palaces of India and the towering mountains of Nepal.

This growth will follow the underlying philosophy of the Group’s mantra ‘Conserving a vanishing way of life’.

As the Group expand into these key regions it will ensure to do so in a responsible and ecological manner, supporting the local environment through community development projects, conservation of wildlife and the natural resources of the region.

Mantis fully endorses the great work that the Ideas del Sur Foundation is doing in Argentina and are proud to be associated with the legendary world number one polo player, Adolfo Cambiaso.


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