In South Africa, the perfect setting for this prestigious event, Val de Vie Estate was painted Clicquot Yellow. Guests dressed Polo Chic according to the “Colourama” theme in shades ranging from sunburst yellow to blush pinks. Veuve Clicquot-inspired photo moments were at the order of the day while guests networked and socialised over delectable canapes and chilled champagne.
The highlight of the event - the highest goaled Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo match yet to take place at Val de Vie Estate – was the main match between team Veuve Clicquot and team Maserati. Fast-paced action and extreme skill resulted in a final score of 7 vs. 5 and a half with team Veuve Clicquot reigning supreme. The most valued player of the day was awarded to Ben Crowe and the best playing pony awarded to Argo, owned by Dirk van Reenen.
Nomzamo Mbatha, South African actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, returned as host for the third time, joined this year by Mark Bayly, well-known South African presenter.
The VIP guest list saw the likes of international and Pan-African celebrities, dignitaries and influencers. Charismatic television and film actor, executive producer and philanthropist Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins arrived from Los Angeles to spend the weekend in Cape Town to attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Masters, along with local celebrities like Jessica Nkosi, Ayanda Thabethe and Thabiso Makhubela to name a few, and who were joined by more than 2500 prestigious guests from across the continent, who all came to pay homage to the high-speed, high-skill game of polo.
Maserati, South African Tourism, Ferrero Rocher, La Martina and Jaeger-LeCoultre were some brand partners of the event.