MINT Polo In The Park – The Start of The Summer! By The Luxury Channel

Abi Griffiths draws the teams

Abi Griffiths draws the teams

MINT Polo In The Park was launched in 2008 as an exciting and innovative new polo event that hit the streets of London with gusto and glamour. Year-on-year, it has stood as the leading outdoor polo and lifestyle event in central London.

The MINT Polo In The Park launch has now become a yearly tradition, where we see not only the start of the Polo season kick off, but also the official start of the summer social season. 2013 marks the fifth consecutive year of what is now one of the most hotly anticipated sporting events in London’s calendar, and The Luxury Channel went to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel to see this year’s teams being drawn.

The event itself is taking place on June 7th, 8th and 9th, with the six inter-nation teams taking part in a fierce, fast-paced, competitive battle to become champions of the MINT Polo In The Park 2013 tournament.

The six team captains

The six team captains

This year’s event will guarantee a quintessentially British atmosphere fused with the truly international flavour of the sport, with the four corners of the globe being represented by IG Team Sydney, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Team Beijing, Otkritie Team Moscow, City AM Team Abu Dhabi and the ever-popular Camino Real Team Buenos Aires, plus the home team and 2012 Champions, MINT Team London.

This is a monumental year for MINT Polo In The Park, as Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Team Beijing is officially the first Chinese team to play polo on British soil, so it is apt that this will take place at the spiritual home of Polo – Hurlingham Ground One. We are sure that this will make the stakes even higher for the prize!