Who could have imagined that it would be the beginning of what today is a hobby totally rooted in Sotogrande and that every year attracts more fans? so this emblematic place would be The "Rendez-vous" of the Aristocracy of the Ibex and jet set in Cadiz ?
The Santa Maria Polo Club has its origin in 1965, when Enrique Zobel built the La Playa court. Two years later, in 1967, family polo tournaments began to be held. 50 years later we commemorate his half century of life!
The 50th Tournament took place from July 26 to August 28, with a total of 19 teams from countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, India or Argentina, among others participating in the competition.

The three Quintessential Spanish polo clubs: the Santa María Polo Club, owned by the Andalusian landowner Mora-Figueroa family; the Ayala Club de los Zóbel, of Filipino origin and pioneers in these lands of San Roque, Cádiz; and the Dos Lunas de los Sainz de Vicuña, known as the family that brought Coca-Cola to the peninsula, have joined forces this year.

The rivalry has stayed on the polo fields The reason? is the 50th anniversary of the Sotogrande International Polo Tournament coinciding with its silver anniversary: Ayala Polo Club, Dos Lunas Polo Club and Santa María Polo Club.

Three venues for such a special edition, in which the High Handicap is recovered with the appearance of six teams of the highest level. Another six have registered in Medium Handicap, and seven will compete in Low Handicap. Three titles were at stake: the Volvo Bronze Cup, whose final on July 31; the Terralpa Silver Cup that ends on August 14- and the 50th Anniversary Gold Cup, with the grand final on August 28.

Throughout these 5 weeks of competition, in addition to the game on the court, spectators could enjoy the shopping area with the trendy shops of the Shopping Village, as well as the terraces where they could have a drink or rest during the game. And it is that the 50th International Polo Tournament by La Reserva de Sotogrande is more than sport, it is also leisure and fun for everyone. And in the midst of the spectators, who could we cross?

the families of the most rancid ancestry of the country that had gathered in this competition.

Because this event for all the great Sotogrande is the "place to be" where one is there without being seen. An od to anonymity, . Here, on the slopes of the Guadiaro River, everyone disguised as a studied normality and it is common to see both in the stands of the pole and in the "after polo," how surnames such as the Vargas, the Bourbon, Marcichalar Entrecanales, Martínez de Irujo or Goyenechc intersect with international fortunes and anonymous inhabitants of the neighboring municipalities of Guadiaro, Torreguadiaro or San Enrique.

Among the polo players there are also members of the jet patria who on many occasions transmit the love for this sport through generations. Within the nobility of the pole, Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña stands out and, we must not lose sight of the shipping businessman and polo player Alejandro Aznar, husband of Mónica Oriol, owner with his family of the Marqués de Riscal Wineries and the Ibaizabal Group. But if there is a god to put the icing on this 50th anniversary of Sotogrande, it is Adolfo Cambiaso. Record this name, because the Argentine is the Messi of polo, who had not attended the championships in Sotogrande for five years.

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