The “Sport of Kings” has grown beyond expectation, attracting discerning guests from near and far. The VIP guest list included SA’s most phenomenal personalities like Bonang Matheba and AKA, Somizi, Jeannie D, Basetsana Khumalo, Carol Bouwer, Lee-Ann and Nicky van der Walt, Bonnie Mbuli, Afrika Melane, Maps Maponyane, Siv Ngesi, Bridget Masinga, Boity Thulo, Jessica Nkosi among others.
Given the high level of style on display at this year’s event, The Best Dressed were chosen with difficulty by judges, Emilie Gambade, Editor of Elle SA, and event founder and CEO of VIVIDLUXURY, Anina Malherbe-Lan. The Best Dressed Female of the day was gorgeous Carol Bouwer, the Best Dressed Couple were Mandla Sibeko and Naledi Mabuse, and Best Dressed Male award went to Alino Balenda. A difficult decision considering the incredible efforts made by all in their cruise collection outfits.
Official charity partner: ISPS Handa presented a generous cheque of R200 000 to Ryk Neethling (Marketing Director for Val de Vie Estate) to Tusk. Tusk is a British non-profit organisation established in 1990 to help protect African wildlife and nature through various educational and awareness initiatives.
The Shimmy team took home the coveted cup and Vodacom awarded Honours, owned by Nigerian polo player Adamu Atta, the Best Playing Pony of the day. Tom de Bruin was selected by La Martina as the most valuable player of the match.
After an action-packed day of polo and a Happy Birthday song for Shimmy team owner, Nicky van der Walt, guests gathered for the Shimmy after party and one final toast to the #ClicquotJourney.
This event is brought to you by VDELUXE (a joint venture between marketing communications agency VIVIDLUXURY and luxury events management company, Val de Vie Events)
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