Polo stars in action
By Demola Ojo
Johannesburg, South Africa will be abuzz Friday as the Inanda Club in Sandton hosts a spectacular display of horsemanship at the 2012 Inanda Africa Cup Polo Tournament which starts today and ends on Sunday.
The fast-paced, adrenalin-induced equestrian competition has increasingly become an important part of Johannesburg’s social calendar.
Following last year’s success, the 2012 Inanda Africa Cup promises to be a fantastic affair that showcases the prowess and skills of some of the best horsemen on the continent, including teams from Nigeria and Ghana.
While the polo players show off their skills on horseback, the social elite will undoubtedly display the latest trends in African fashion, and visitors can meander through the Luxury Lane section and enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot, chocolates, oysters, sushi, international coffees and African arts, crafts and jewellery.
There will also be some entertainment for the kids to enjoy, as well as a groom’s race and the test of ‘horse power’ where a thoroughbred pony races against a high performance vehicle.