Ken Forrester Wines at BMW Polo Series 2013

Monday, 2 September, 2013
Ken Forrester Wines
As one of the highlights of South Africa’s social calendar, the BMW International Polo Series attracted the likes of BMW Springbok Rugby Ambassadors Victor Matfield and Pierre Spies, Jo da Silva, actress and television presenter best known for her soapie roles on Isidingo and 7de Laan, Dingaan Mokebe South African actor, singer, voice artist and television presenter; Hlubi Mboya, 46664 Celebrity Ambassador; Irvan Damon of Big Brother fame, Gerry Rantseli, South African television presenter, host, MC and businesswoman, local actress and model Tanya van Graan as well as the ever eloquent Jennifer Su and the stunning Joanne Strauss who all enjoyed a Sunday out at the polo.
The day was characterised by glorious weather which saw the biggest public crowd ever, of more than 5000 people, take the opportunity to bask in the sun and picnic with friends and family. The fast paced sporting event that is polo, also kept spectators enthralled and entertained.

“BMW’s collaboration with the South African Polo Association is one of the longest-running sports sponsorships in South Africa with this year marking 24 years of BMW’s commitment to the sport. The tournament this year was once again a tremendous success and we’re pleased to be in position to showcase the great sport of polo to South Africans fans. The event delivered the very emotions that BMW embodies in each of its products – pure joy,” says Bodo Donauer, Managing Director of BMW South Africa.

“Congratulations to the Chilean team and well done to the South African side for a great display of sportsmanship.”

The BMW International Polo Series, against a touring international team, is played in August each year. The first Test (always on a Sunday) is played at Shongweni, near Durban and the second Test, played a week later, is played at the spacious Waterfall Polo Park in Sunninghill, Johannesburg.

Chile participated in the 2013 BMW International Polo Series which was won in the end by the touring team by only two goals. This was Chile's first victory in six attempts on South African soil for this Test Series - you can see all the results on our BMW Polo Series Results Page.

Chile and South Africa have an almost 40-year rivalry on the polo field; a fitting co-incidence in the same year that BMW South Africa celebrates its 40th anniversary. The South Americans have toured on five previous occasions and although they have beaten South Africa in Chile, they had never been victorious on South African soil, up until now.

Waterfall Results:
Chile beat South Africa 9 goals to 7 | Man-of-the-Match - José Martínez | Best Pony – Sunflash owned by Campbell Macnab ridden by José Miguel Pereira