Art of Polo

The inaugural ISPS Handa ‘Art of Polo’ Cup, a first of its kind for Africa, will take place this Saturday 22 April 2017 at South Africa’s first polo and wine estate, Val de Vie Estate in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek valley.

Japanese headline sponsor to the South African polo scene, ISPS Handa, a non-profit organisation, supports numerous golf and polo events around the World. They have previously supported the Laureus Foundation of South Africa and are a long-standing supporter of Prince Harry’s annual Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup. Founder of ISPS Handa, Dr Haruhisa Handa, is a well-known global patron of the sports and arts, a successful businessman and philanthropist. He developed a love for polo and the South African continent when he first visited a few years ago, and so the collaboration with South Africa’s most dynamic polo duo, VDELUXE, was a natural fit.

Combining the aristocratic sport of polo with the arts, classical music and fine dining, this innovative polo event will be a late afternoon Black Tie affair, bringing together leaders in business, sports and the arts to network and celebrate this unique combination. Inspired by Dr Handa’s love for art, music and polo, the event will offer various artistic performances, displays and exhibitions in addition to an exhilarating high-goal polo tournament.

Following the polo tournament, guests will step inside the Val de Vie Ballroom to enjoy an Afro-Asian 4-course culinary experience, paired with Val de Vie’s Rhone-style wines.

To find out more about the ISPS Handa ‘Art of Polo’ Cup Invitational, visit For ticket information, email

Photographs Courtesy of VDELUXE