(July 31, 2017) Representatives of Engel & Völkers NYC were thrilled to spend a glorious day alongside 700 colleagues, clients, friends and 60 magnificent polo ponies at the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup on July 29. Christian Völkers’s “Son Coll,” an estate nestled between the sea and the mountains in Mallorca, provided a striking backdrop to one of the year’s most glamorous events. Guests walked through the 16th century mansion, lovingly restored by the Völkers family, to the perfectly manicured polo grounds boasting views of terraced gardens, vineyards and the Mediterranean beyond.
Polo has long been the passion of Christian Völkers, who feels it goes hand in hand with the drama and elegance of high-end real estate and the Engel & Völkers brand specifically. He relishes the opportunity to spread the love of his sport to the E&V community. “It fills me with pride that the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup has now taken place for the ninth time. It’s a special event that I enjoy sharing with friends who are just as passionate about polo as I am,” he told his guests.
Four teams of three top-international players competed against one another. Each team was put forth by one of the events’ sponsors: Jaiak, New Folies, St. Regis, and Engel & Völkers. New Follies won the tournament to receive the coveted Engel & Völkers Polo Cup from hostess Ninon Völkers. Christian Völkers, who had saddled up for the Engel & Völkers team, was pleased that his team came in second place amid a fierce competition of young polo stars.
After the cup was awarded, the guests, clad all in white, were seated for a traditional Argentine barbecue on the grounds of the estate. Captivated by the company, the beauty of the views (and perhaps the estate-grown wine), they danced until the wee hours of the morning to live music by the band “Soul Kitchen.”
The event was an opportunity to benefit The Engel & Völkers Charity, which was formed in 2008 to raise funds for school projects (a primary school already constructed) in Togo, West Africa. Fine “La Morenita” jewelry from Mallorca and leather jewelry from Florence designed by Maria Ferragamo (daughter of Leonardo) was sold with all profits going toward the charity.