March 23, 2012

Gaucho Polo at the o2

21st March 2012, Gaucho hosted The GauchoInternational Polo at London’s O2 arena, uniting high-octane polointerspersed with live world famous music to produce a unique event never seen before in Britain.

The 2012 event consisted of two international arena polo matches merged with exclusive performances from Grammy award winning band, Bajofondo.  Celebrity attendees enjoying the music and matches included: Katie Price and Leandro Penna, Denise van Outen, TOWIE’s Lydia Bright and Lauren Pope and Take Me Out’s Zoe Hardman.

The matches saw Scotland narrowly beat Welbeck Group’s Ireland by 15-12 and culminated in the titanic clash between IG Index’s England and Argentina, pitting Britain’s finest player, Jamie Morrison against the Royals’ favourite star, Nacho Figueras.  This exciting match saw England finally triumph with a 1-0 victory on penalties, after full time finished at 15-15. 

The Gaucho International Polo was a true Argentine festival, with tastings from some of the country’s finest wine producers, brought to the event by leading authority, Wines of Argentina. There was also a fun and charitable twist to the event in the form of “The White Jeans Party’ organized by Royston Prisk,  What to wear to polo matches has often been hotly debated amongst the style conscious, but white jeans are winning in the fashion stakes with enthusiasts such as Prince Harry donning them at matches around the world. In keeping with this, for every guest who arrived at the event wearing a pair, a pound was donated to the BFF (British Forces Foundation).