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Engel & Völkers hosts the seventh Polo Cup on Majorca

Engel & Völkers Polo Cup_Polo (47)Christian Völkers played host to the annual Engel & Völkers Polo Cup on Majorca on 31 July and 1 August. More than 500 employees from the global Engel & Völkers network and international guests attended the event at his “Son Coll” estate. The guest list included high-profile names from the worlds of showbusiness, culture, business and sport – like the actor Heino Ferch and his wife Marie-Jeanette, Carl Erbprinz zu Oettingen-Wallerstein with his wife Anna and her daughter Yoanna, Hieronymus Graf Wolff Metternich with his wife Marynic, Oliver von Boch with his wife Dina, Cristina Macaya, Simoneta Gómez-Acebo (cousin of King Felipe VI.), and Diandra Douglas. “It is an absolute pleasure to be able to share my great passion for polo with friends and associates from around the world. And I am equally pleased that interest in the Polo Cup is growing year on year, both within the polo scene and beyond,” said Christian Völkers, Founder and CEO of Engel & Völkers AG.

The polo tournament took place over two days in spectacular surroundings overlooking vineyards and the Mediterranean. Eight top-level teams of three players competed for the title. They were put forward by the sponsors La Martina, Bentley, MS Europa 2, St. Regis, 1724 Tonic Water, Relojeria Alemana, SHA Wellness and Engel & Völkers, respectively. The host Christian Völkers also got in the saddle, playing for the Engel & Völkers side. Internationally renowned polo player Christopher Kirsch (handicap +4) on the Engel & Völkers team fell in the final round and was forced to retire from the tournament due to injury. After the preliminary rounds on Friday, the final was held on Saturday between the La Martina and Bentley teams. The La Martina team emerged from the match as the winners of the Polo Cup. The host Ninon Völkers presented the coveted Engel & Völkers Polo Cup Trophy to Naomi Schröder, Tahnee Schröder and Gaston Marquez, one of the best polo players in the world (handicap +6).

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  • Employees attended the tournament on Friday in accordance with the dress code “All in White”, and enjoyed an Argentinean asado afterwards in the estate gardens. Then after the final match on Saturday, the private guests were treated to an exclusive dinner party in the grounds. SHA Wellness Hotel sponsored the meal, with products from its own farm.

    Christian Völkers’ historic finca is set in the beautiful “Serra de Tramuntana” mountains. The 15-hectare property is set over several terraces, stretching down as far as the sea. The Hamburg-based entrepreneur has painstakingly restored “Son Coll”, which is over 500 years old, taking great care to preserve its original character. He has been growing wine on his traditional estate for almost 20 years.

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    Cristina Macaya; Ninon Völkers; Marta Gayá_(c) Engel & Völkers_Santiago StankovicDiandra Douglas; Christian Völkers; Conrado Dornier_(c) Engel & Völkers_Santiago Stankovic

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    One of the secrets of success of the real estate company Engel & Völkers is the close teamwork uniting its global network of experts specialised in high-end real estate. Our staff in general and our real estate agents in particular are all driven by a unique passion for their job. We take their know-how of the global real estate market and the regional market conditions, both in a state of constant change, as a given. A systematic and focused approach, a clear planning of strategies as well as their implementation are essential to the real estate business. And the same factors – teamwork, passion, skill and focus – apply when learning to play polo.

     

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    Christian Völkers, CEO of Engel & Völkers AG, discovered his own passion for polo many years ago. As he is committed to fostering young talent, and the Engel & Völkers + Land Rover Polo School provides the perfect arena to do so. For this reason, Christian Völkers founded a Polo school with various locations worldwide, together with the automobile manufacturer Land Rover as a cooperation partner. Whether in Hamburg, Munich, on Majorca or in Argentina, the Polo School offers taster courses for beginners providing an introduction to this dynamic sport, as well as intensive courses for advanced players. No prior experience is needed for the beginners’ course; our trainers will teach you the basics of polo through theoretical and practical training sessions, and as you learn to play polo, you will experience the artistic skill of the players at first hand. Our intensive courses for advanced players in Argentina provide the ideal opportunity for you to perfect your game, improve your handicap and acquire further playing experience. Superbly trained polo horses are used in all courses. The number of participants in any course at the Polo School is reduced to 4–8 sporting enthusiasts. This guarantees that all participants will receive maximum individual support and attain a very high level of skill. Since polo is a sport that is suitable for all ages, you are free to take courses together with your whole family.

     

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    Every year in July, Christian Völkers invites friends and patrons of Engel & Völkers, business partners and employees to the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup Son Coll hosted at his private estate on Majorca. This annual summer event is a perfect opportunity to make new business contacts and strengthen existing ones, while enjoying the magic and dynamism of polo in a highly exclusive setting on beautiful, sunny Majorca. Many guests have already been infected by Christian Völkers’ passion for the game. Tempted yourself, too? Then simply visit our website for further information.