The event, held from July 14th to July 16th, 2023, spanned three days of top-notch “Ladies Only” sports. It witnessed the participation of six international women’s polo teams from seven countries, along with more than 100 accompanying polo horses. This Ladies Polo Cup stands as a unique event in Germany.
Over these three days, the 1,200 guests in attendance were treated to thrilling chukkas and a diverse range of supporting programs.
The gastronomic aspect was deftly handled by Thomas Bauer and his team from “Feuerplatten BBQ”. Renowned chef Simon Lang showcased his culinary expertise on the final day of the event.
The PoloPark Berlin also saw its first-ever “Hat Contest”. The attendees were encouraged to don their most beautiful or unusual hats, leading to a dazzling display of headgear.
Many women graced the event with their extraordinary hats. Sunday afternoon saw Manuela Vobach, a Berlin entrepreneur specializing in individual fashion consulting, express her admiration for the spectacle. The jury included Patricia Blanco, Pauline Stolze, Britt Kanya, Didi Veron, Simon Lang, Günther Krabbenhöft, and Frank Altmann, all of whom were impressed by the array of creative hat designs.
The Ladies Cup was presented by “The Voice of Polo”, Jan Erik Frank. Meanwhile, Polo DJ Sebastian ensured a lively atmosphere by providing the music.
Johanna Volkmann was honored with the title of MVP (Most Valuable Player). The accolade for the “Best Playing Pony” was bestowed upon a horse from Sophie Schmidt’s stable, which was among the 100 polo horses participating in the event.
Text by Baltic Polo Events
Photography by PoloSylt