Nedbank International Polo is redefining what it means to be noble

One of South Africa’s most prestigious equestrian fixtures on the annual sporting and social calendar, The International Polo, proudly sponsored by Nedbank, returns to Inanda Polo Club on Saturday, 22 April 2023. This year’s dress theme, ‘Bold with a touch of green’, celebrates green, a colour that symbolises giving and harmony and the boldness of using what you have to lift those around you – the embodiment of what it means to be a new noble.

The #NewNobility initiative, launched in 2019, aims to challenge attendees of The Nedbank International Polo event to use their influence to lift our communities. To view themselves as noble, no longer by rank or title but as a virtue, thus redefining their role in society.

‘The Nedbank International Polo event is about more than providing an unparalleled experience. It is also about creating a shared understanding of what it means to be a part of the new nobility, which is about playing your part to uplift those around. We believe that being a new noble is about using what you have to create a better society,’ says Khensani Nobanda, Nedbank Group Executive of Marketing and Corporate Affairs.

The highly anticipated sporting fixture is the longest-running polo test match, with a history spanning over 30 years. This year sees the return of India to battle it out on horseback against South Africa. ‘The South African Polo Association has always enjoyed a very good relationship with Indian Polo, and we have held two previous international events against them in this series,’ said Nigel Pilling, President of the South African Polo Association. ‘With the Indian Polo Association (IPA) being founded in 1892, the country has a rich heritage in the sport, and we can look forward to a highly competitive encounter’.

Nedbank and the South African Polo Association proudly announce that Business Day Wanted, Stella Artois, Aston Martin and the Inanda Club are joining as valued partners to the 2023 Nedbank International Polo event. Guests will be spoilt for choice with various package options, including picnic sites and corporate hospitality. For more information contact or go to Nedbank International Polo | SA Polo Association

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