Nedbank International Polo

On Saturday 14 September 2019, Johannesburg’s Inanda Polo Club was abuzz as guests from across the continent and abroad flocked in to be part of the prestigious Nedbank International Polo event. The annual social fixture is a globally renowned celebration that lends the perfect balance of action packed sporting and fun fashion flair.

This year, the South African Polo team faced off with New Zealand seeing South Africa end victorious to earn the much anticipated title for 2019. The final whistle saw a score of 10-5 to the local team. This competitive rivalry dating back to 1972, marked the 7th occasion the two countries have dueled for the coveted title. The curtain raiser match had seen the South African Juniors taking on the Gauteng Greenbacks which ended with the SA Juniors winning 6 goals to 1.5. Guests enjoyed premium hospitality and entertainment in the various areas on the day. The Best Playing Pony Prize was awarded to “Autumn” owned by Duncan Ellis and ridden by New Zealand’s Henry Jones. The Most Valuable Player was awarded to 18-year old debutant Marek Kanigowski at the celebratory prize giving ceremony, wrapping up the momentous match before the jam packed social festivities.

The South African Polo Association would like to thank sponsors Nedbank, Heineken, Johnnie Walker and partners Tanqueray and Meraas as well as the pony lenders, participants and spectators who came out to enjoy the day.

Nedbank International Polo

On Saturday 14 September 2019, Johannesburg’s Inanda Polo Club was abuzz as guests from across the continent and abroad flocked in to be part of the prestigious Nedbank International Polo event. The annual social fixture is a globally renowned celebration that lends the perfect balance of action packed sporting and fun fashion flair.

This year, the South African Polo team faced off with New Zealand seeing South Africa end victorious to earn the much anticipated title for 2019. The final whistle saw a score of 10-5 to the local team. This competitive rivalry dating back to 1972, marked the 7th occasion the two countries have dueled for the coveted title. The curtain raiser match had seen the South African Juniors taking on the Gauteng Greenbacks which ended with the SA Juniors winning 6 goals to 1.5. Guests enjoyed premium hospitality and entertainment in the various areas on the day. The Best Playing Pony Prize was awarded to “Autumn” owned by Duncan Ellis and ridden by New Zealand’s Henry Jones. The Most Valuable Player was awarded to 18-year old debutant Marek Kanigowski at the celebratory prize giving ceremony, wrapping up the momentous match before the jam packed social festivities.

The South African Polo Association would like to thank sponsors Nedbank, Heineken, Johnnie Walker and partners Tanqueray and Meraas as well as the pony lenders, participants and spectators who came out to enjoy the day.

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Location

Inanda Polo Club, Sandton

26°07’05.02”S, 28°03’21.64”E

Results

Main Match

South Africa

Winners

1 Marek Kanigowski
2 Dirk van Reenen
3 Gareth Evans
4 Tom de Bruin ©

Reserves

Davy Evans
Johann du Preez

New Zealand

Runners-Up

1 Jesse Bray
2 Glen Sherriff
3 Kit Brooks ©
4 Henry Jones

Reserves

Sam Martin

South Africa

Winners

1 Marek Kanigowski
2 Dirk van Reenen
3 Gareth Evans
4 Tom de Bruin ©

Reserves

Davy Evans
Johann du Preez

New Zealand

Runners-Up

1 Jesse Bray
2 Glen Sherriff
3 Kit Brooks ©
4 Henry Jones

Reserves

Sam Martin

Curtain Raiser

South African Juniors

Winners

1 Cearne Young
2 Callum Shaw
3 Alex Watson ©
4 William Crowe

Gauteng Greenbacks

Runners-Up

1 Thokozani Zondo
2 Nathi Shabalala
3 Jabulani Khanyile ©
4 Duncan Lowe

South African Juniors

Winners

1 Cearne Young
2 Callum Shaw
3 Alex Watson ©
4 William Crowe

Gauteng Greenbacks

Runners-Up

1 Thokozani Zondo
2 Nathi Shabalala
3 Jabulani Khanyile ©
4 Duncan Lowe

Awards

The Curtain Raiser Match was won by the South African Juniors 6 – 1½
South Africa beat New Zealand 10 goals to 5. Marek Kanigowski won the MVP award and “Autumn” owned by Duncan Ellis ridden by Henry Jones won the Best Playing Pony award

Event Organisers

Bridget Macduff

International Polo

+27 83 280 8448

bridget@sapolo.co.za

Sarah-Jane Carr

Operations & Accounts

+27 83 289 0045

sarahjane@sapolo.co.za

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