Crocodile Creek Polo Club was thrilled to host this year’s very successful 94.7 Highveld Stereo and MTN Joburg Day!
With a stellar line up of bands from Goldfish, Prime Circle, The Parlotones and Gangs of Ballet to Lloyd Cele, Elvis Blue, Daniel Baron and Connell Cruise the 10 hour music session had almost 30 000 people rocking all day!
With ample room for everyone, the 300m x 200m polo field provided a dust-free, grassy surface to relax on and enjoy a beautiful day in the country.
Fortunately for such an event, polo is played on the biggest field of any organized sport, so it can easily accommodate a large crowd.
Being a fiercely contested game, it has captured many imaginations and converts, with history informing us that it was started by Genghis Khan in the Northern parts of India. A bit of riding ability and some ball skill are all it takes to become completely hooked on what is a demanding and challenging game. Golf may require a bit more patience but Sylvester Stallone was once heard to say that “playing polo is like trying to play golf in an earthquake”.
Not everyone comes to polo with riding skills but Crocodile Creek is one of a few clubs in the Gauteng area that can assist with coaching and getting familiar with the game. Lessons in riding for polo are followed up with learning the different shots and rules of the game.
The Club is easily able to assist with this and most polo players are very approachable and willing to help and guide new initiates.
Crocodile Creek hosts a number of tournaments during the year and the club is just warming up for the summer season. Tournaments run from Friday to Sunday and all spectators are welcome to attend. Just pack a picnic and your favourite drinks or contact us for other catering arrangements or if you require corporate hospitality.
“Having now had the opportunity to host so many Joburg people at the club, we look forward to next year and to having everyone back soon. Our special thanks to 94.7 Highveld Stereo and MTN for a phenomenal day.
As a first-time venue we were impressed with the level of organization and professionalism shown by the Highveld Joburg Day team and the various event suppliers and service providers”; says Club Captain, Wayne Hartley.
Even the horses were well taken care of and had minimal disruptions to their usual schedule, enjoying their cool and peaceful stables away from the heat and major noise.
Perhaps we could persuade a few of the band members to come back and visit again, as we think the horses may actually have enjoyed the change of scenery and loved the music!
For more informaion contact Catherine Hartley: 0836401155, Catherine@imagineracing.co.za or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Polo Action at Crocodile Creek Polo Club Photographer: Catherine Hartley