Engel & Völkers Polo Cup 2014
An exclusive social-sporting event in Mallorca
The latest edition of the Engel & Völker’s Polo Cup took place at the Völker’s private finca Son Coll on Mallorca. With the Serra de Tramuntana and the Mediterranean as the setting, over 600 guests arrived at the finca at 17.00h. Over the past six years, the Polo Cup has turned into the most important social-sporting event of Mallorca, gathering national and international attendees to enjoy polo and support the Engel & Völkers Charity Foundation.
The top models Eugenia Silva, Laura Ponte and Nieves Alvarez, the fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, the international choreographer Nacho Duato, the model Antonia Dell’Atte were all there to lend their support to the charity, along with author Boris Izaguirre, artist Fabrizio Plessi and wife Carla Plessi and Majorcan personalities such as Cristina Macaya and an important example of the most important European aristocracy, among many others.
The three-day Polo tournament was played by six teams sponsored by Engel & Völkers, Cartier, Vertu, Bentley, La Martina and Forest Lake/ Eagles Paradise. After two days of preliminary matches, this year’s final was once again played under the keen gaze of spectators surrounded by Son Coll’s exceptional beauty. This year’s winning Engel & Völkers team counted on the participation of Christian Völkers, who is not only a polo fan, but also an exceptional polo player.
Ninon Völkers, wife of Christian and president of the Engel & Völkers Charity Foundation encouraged the guests to show their support for the charity under the motto ‘It’s time to share’, hosting not only the Polo Cup, but also an auction, raffle and selling of Relojería Alemana’s exclusive bracelets and Jaume Vilardell’s silk scarves specially designed and produced for the occasion. The foundation has been working to bring stable schooling to nearly 200 children in Togo, in Africa, since 2008.
The dinner at Son Coll was prepared by the well-known Michelin-Star Mallorcan chef Macarena Castro and her team from ‘El Jardín’. Gazpachos, house-brand snacks, Mediterranean salads, an exquisite Argentine Asado, and excellent wines from Bodega Binigual delighted guests at Son Coll. After dinner, a live band and a DJ got the party going until the late hours, wrapping up this wonderful day at the Völkers’ residence.