For the past nine years, a small fishing village in the west of Majorca has been hosting an event of the special kind –the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup – which took place again this year on the lovely historic estate of Christian Völkers. For the ninth year in a row, Christian Völkers is welcoming friends, business partners and guests from all over the world on his private estate.
Over the years, the Polo Cup has become one of the largest social events on Majorca. Because polo is more than just a sport – it’s a lifestyle. Immerse yourself in this special lifestyle and have a look inside the Engel & Völkers Polo Magazine2017. Here you will find many exciting insights into the world of polo, ranging from impressions of past polo events and the Polo Cup Winners Wall of Fame to the rules of the game.
ChristianVölkers, CEO/ Founder of Engel & Völkers AG, hosted the traditional Engel& Völkers Polo Cup on Majorca on 29 July. Over 700 guests attended the event at his private estate on Majorca’s southwest coast, including employees from the global Engel & Völkers network, Engel & Völkers Asti-Monferrato was present too, friends of the family, and a host of international guests.
The tournament was played out over three days, against a unique backdrop overlooking vineyards and the Mediterranean. Four high-profile teams of three players competed against one another. Some 50 polo ponies were available for the polo matches. The sponsors Jaiak, New Folies, St. Regis and Engel &Völkers each put teams forward for the tournament. Top international players were playing on the field.
After the polo tournament, guests – dressed all in white – were seated for an exclusive dinner party enjoing asado, a traditional Argentine barbecue. Besides this asado, guests were also treated to culinary delights by the Majorcan catering firm “Tiberi Catering”. Guests then partied into the early hours, enjoying winegrown on the estate and live music by the band “Soul Kitchen”.
This year the exclusive Majorcan jewellery brand “La Morenita” sold fans especially designed for the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup. Another wonderful fundraising initiative was the sale of hand-produced leather jewellery from Florence, personally designed by Maria Sole Ferragamo, the daughter of the Italian designer Leonardo Ferragamo. “100% of proceeds from all the products sold will go towards our primary school project in Togo. Donations will be used for the ongoing development of our school projects,” said Christian Völkers.
The Engel& Völkers Charity was founded in October 2008 as a non-profit organisation.In May 2009, the charity laid the foundation stone for a school project inTogo, West Africa. The school is now attended by around 140 pupils in a total of seven school years, all learning to read, write and do arithmetic in theofficial language French.