On Sunday 7th July, leading polo players from Argentina and England played out a 15 goal classic, at the traditional Argentine Ambassador’s Cup.
Spectators were thrilled to witness the encounter between the hand-picked stars of Zacara and Les Lions, which ended 9-6 in favour of Zacara. The annual match, held since 1936, was hosted at the prestigious Cowdray Park Polo Club in West Sussex, the historic home of British polo.
The Argentina Tourism Board (INPROTUR) sponsored the event, being a great opportunity to promote Argentina’s high-end Luxury tourism brand. INPROTUR was represented by Belen Rodriguez Zubieta, Co-ordinator of Luxury, Golf, Polo and Snow Products, who had the opportunity to meet British and international media and key representatives of travel and polo from the UK.
Argentina hosted an institutional stand providing promotional material and information to the 500 spectators at the event. Each guest was personally presented with a gift-bag of authentic Argentine crafts, including Argentine polo balls imprinted with the INPROTUR logo, and tourist information.
The event was also sponsored by top international brands, such as Gaucho, Aerolíneas Argentinas (the national airline), ExportAr, IDS and Camino Real Polo Country Club.
The event attracted not only polo aficionados but also leading figures from business, politics and culture, as well as British and international press, and tour operators. The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in the UK, HE Alicia Castro, delivered the trophy to the winners.
Prior to the match, the Argentine Embassy hosted a VIP lunch of traditional cuisine and fine wines for public and private sector opinion leaders.