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Gaucho Polo Returns to the O2 This Month…& We Have 4 Tickets To Give Away!

I bloody love the Polo.

It’s a day of fabulousness, with posh frocks, champagne, star-spotting, horses and rather well-toned men playing a sport they love.

Gaucho Polo O2 2013

If you haven’t been before – it’s something you should most definitely pop on your bucket list. The sport is exciting, the atmosphere is lovely and the champagne tends to flow rather freely. However, it’s not always the most accessible of sports – it can often be held way out of town, be a tad expensive and some events are a little bit stuffy (last time I went I sat on the table next to Prince Harry at dinner. I may have squealed).

HPA Gaucho Polo, however, does it all a little bit differently. It’s an extravaganza of music, wine tastings and sport – followed by a spectacular after-party with world class DJs until the early hours.

There’ll be some sensational live music from Latin Grammy award nominees, Tanghetto and dance performances from Strictly stars, Vincent & Flavia. There will be over 200 different wines in Europe’s biggest Argentinian wine village and of course, there’ll be the highest standard of International Polo. The headline match, England v Argentina, will see England Captain Jamie Morrison go mallet-to-mallet with Argentinian Captain and Ralph Lauren model, Nacho Figueras. (Sounds almost as delicious as a Gaucho steak, washed down with a glass of Malbec.)

As I type, the (fit) Polo Riders from across the globe will be making their way to London, ready for the event on the 21st May. They’re preparing for the big match, and the Buenos Aires style party that Gaucho will be throwing afterwards. This really is the best of Argentinian culture, food, music, dance, wine and sport all under one roof.

And I can’t go – as I’m on holiday. Gutted.

One of you lucky ones can though – with 3 of your friends – as luckily, we have 4 tickets to give away!

This brilliant competition prize package includes:

  • 4 x tickets to International Gaucho Polo at The O2
  • Complimentary access to the Wines of Argentina Tasting Village
  • 4 x seated tickets at the players after-party at indigO2 where you’ll be present for the epic players’ Champagne spraying and live performances from Strictly’s Vincent and Flavia

To enter the great Gaucho Polo Ticket Giveaway:

Comment in the box below, letting us know which part of the event you’d be most excited about if you won.

(See the HPA Gaucho Polo website for more info on the evenings line-up to help with your answer.)


You can get yourself some bonus entries by completing one or more of the additional tasks listed below too – but remember, no entries will count unless you’ve commented in the box at the bottom of this page.

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Good luck to everyone who enters!



  • Over 18’s only
  • Tickets are not exchangeable – no alternative prize will be offered
  • No travel or accommodation costs are included
  • Competition will run until midnight on Monday 13th May – winner will be announced here, and notified via email on Tuesday 14th May.
  • Winner will have 24 hours to respond, or we reserve the right to pick another winner.


  • Date: 21st May, 2013
  • Time: From 5.30pm
  • Place: The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 oDX

Please make sure you are free on the date in question before entering. Thanks!

PS: If you aren’t the lucky winner but still want to go along, you can buy tickets here. Prices start at £20.

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  • Reply
    May 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    JJ, everything you write about I want to do/see/have just visited and love! Was just looking at tickets to the MINT polo and your competition popped up – being a lover of wine, the Argentinian Wine tasting would probably be my highlight (shamefully?), Malbec being my fave. But I love the chance to dress up, be a sophisticated ‘lady’ and watch the races. Plus it’s near to my birthday!

    Fingers crossed x

    • Reply
      JJ Miller
      May 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      That’s good to hear! Good luck – will keep my fingers crossed for you!

  • Reply
    Neil Rivers
    May 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Words couldn’t describe my excitement at winning these tickets an absolutely money can’t buy opportunity 🙂 x

    • Reply
      JJ Miller
      May 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Hey Neil – unfortunately this won’t count as an entry, as you haven’t written which bit you’d most like to see!

  • Reply
    May 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I would love to see the Polo … I have never seen a Polo match before!

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    eliza flynn (@wabbitpie)
    May 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    There are two things I’d most like at this event – the people watching (I bet it’s fascinating) and the atmosphere. There will be merriments, giggles and some excellent banter.

  • Reply
    Pam Gregory
    May 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    The polo will be great

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    Ben RUssell
    May 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    it would be amazing to see the polo at O2 I have been to polo before but would love to see how intense the atmosphere of the O2 will bring to the polo! after show would just be the icing on the cake!

  • Reply
    Jules Alexander
    May 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    The fit men 🙂

  • Reply
    Vicky Borman
    May 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    The Polo defiantly the polo and then the excitement of telling Miss Crossman! Because she is the ultimate horse woman who does nothing but work & deserves a day of and a little bit of spoiling!! The wine tasting wouldn’t be bad either especially considering I haven’t really had a day/night out in over a year (bloody baby’s!!) 🙂 x

  • Reply
    Kathy Cakebread
    May 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    the polo players

  • Reply
    Phil Morris
    May 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    02 here we come !

  • Reply
    May 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I love watching the elegant horses and the concentration on the riders faces – great spectator sport

    • Reply
      May 10, 2013 at 8:57 am

      I’ve never been so the polo is what I’m looking forward to most

  • Reply
    c tindale
    May 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I would LOVE to see the polo!!!!!

  • Reply
    Ellen Reed
    May 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Most definitely the access to the wine tasting, its something I’ve always wanted to do but never got the opportunity! Great competition.

    • Reply
      Helena H
      May 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      I’d love to see the polo. I will be checking out the players a little but don’t tell my husband. Think it would be a really interesting different thing to do. Love a new experience.

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    Karen Holden-Craufurd
    May 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I’d like to see the polo match. I saw polo last year for the first time and its great fun and perhaps I can learn a few more rules of the game. !!

  • Reply
    Emma Matthews
    May 11, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Brilliant and Exciting prize …. fingers crossed x

  • Reply
    Ruth Dunkin
    May 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Last time I watched polo was the Cartier International – it’s so fast & furious and exciting to watch, which along with the undeniably handsome players what’s not to LOVE about this prize!

  • Reply
    Anna Bettis
    May 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    The polo would be my favourite part of the prize! Specifically the atmosphere of this sport in the O2, I can only imagine what it would be like. Thank you

  • Reply
    ray mather
    May 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Great riders and horses.

  • Reply
    May 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    it has to be the wine and the horses

  • Reply
    Elaine stokes
    May 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    It has to be the polo, the sheer power and grace of the horse and rider can not be betten, oh and the wine would be great too!!!!!

  • Reply
    fiona butler
    May 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    The Chukkas!

  • Reply
    Ashley Sessford
    May 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Hi JJ Miller I would so love to see the Polo. I missed the GAUCHO POLO RETURNS TO THE O2 Last year and this MONTH event would make my year. So my fingers are crossed for a great evening. X

  • Reply
    May 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I’m most excited about the Polo as I’ve never been to a match before! And a close second, the Argentinian wines! My favourite 🙂

  • Reply
    May 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I adore polo! LOVE it LOVEEEEEEEEEEE it!
    It is just such an edutaining experience to be present in these matches especially when Argentina plays.

    It is the wine tasting that is amazing but the champagne party with the stars will be the pinnacle of the evening! 🙂

    But what I am looking for the most in this well organized event is to witness the game. UK-Argentina!!! So much looking forward to hear and see the elegant horses and superb players leading their baby horses gracefully but with loads of real breathtaking power! 🙂
    The event of the year in the lands of this beautiful island.

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    Marcus Willan
    May 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I ‘canter’ imagine a better night out that ‘reigns’ in London’s glitterati and ‘harnesses’ so much fun under one roof! I’d especially love the Argentinian wine tasting! 🙂

  • Reply
    May 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Wow what a great competition prize. My favourite thing about it is the Argentine theme! No surprise as my favourite wine is Malbec and favourite strictly dance is the Argentine Tango! I’d love to see how the Argentine polo players compared! Fingers firmly crossed!!

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