The BMW International Polo Series comes to Durban this Sunday and I’m rather excited. This event is right up my alley and knocking on my door! The day promises glamour, lots of exciting action, sunshine (hopefully!) and my childhood obsession, horses, all mixed up together to provide a unique day out. What’s not to love?
This year our South African team takes on India in what promises to be a thrilling match – the first of the Test series. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic baskets and blankets and relax on the lawns of the Shongweni Club. Despite the fact that I may well be sitting on the grass, I shall take along my best pair of heels to totter about the field to help stomp the divots. I know, heels are likely to make more divots but you just don’t get the same feeling of being ‘at the Polo, darling’ if you are in flats.
Public tickets are not pre-sold and are only available at the gates on the day, which open at 10am. Shongweni tickets are sold at a cost of R80 per person (West Bank) and R50 per person (East Bank). However, guests arriving in a BMW will be able to enjoy the afternoon for just R60 or R30 per person for the West and East Banks respectively. Children under the age of twelve are given free access.
Visit www.bmw.co.za/polo or www.sapolo.org.za for more info. Follow BMW onTwitter and join the conversation using #BMWPolo. BMW is also running a competition on Twitter where you can win a set of double tickets to the BMW Marquee. To enter this competition have a look at #BMWtakemetothePolo on Twitter from 13 to 19 August.