25 July 2019 - Polo in the Port, Montenegro’s first-ever polo event, has been welcomed by Porto Montenegro, as announced from the company. Three days of sporting entertainment will take place from 1st to 3rd August and the event is in association with Global Citizen Forum.
Porto Montenegro is set to welcome Montenegro’s inaugural polo event at the new Arena venue piloting this summer season in the Porto Montenegro village. The event will gather families, spectators, polo fanatics and social enthusiasts for three days of cocktails and canapes in the sun whilst enjoying a premiere of polo sporting entertainment. The occasion will mark a significant date in Porto Montenegro’s Events Calendar from 1st-3rd August 2019.
Presented by the Global Citizen Forum, Polo in the Port is one of the key social sporting events of the summer that will fuse world-class sport in a stunning waterside setting, where four teams will compete in an extraordinary pop-up polo field, overlooking the world’s finest superyachts, with sunshine, food, music and groups of sporting and social excellence, it has been said in the announcement.
“We believe in the unifying power of sports that reaches beyond borders and brings people together,” said Armand Arton, founder of the Global Citizen Forum. “Following our last Forum in Sveti Stefan, we’re excited to be part of yet another special experience in beautiful Montenegro.”
Among the extensive list of sponsors are Arton Capital, Regent Porto Montenegro, Universal Capital Bank, Voli Motors, Plantaže, Azimut Yachts, Rolex, Beluga, La Martina, Boadicea the Victorious and Sunreef Yachts, who join forces to commemorate this first-of-its-kind momentous occasion on the Tivat Riviera.
"I am very much looking forward to my first time in Montenegro and what better way to mark that than by being able to play polo with my favourite crew in a totally new and exciting setting. Polo in the Park is one of my favourite events, so I can’t wait to see what Polo in the Port has in store", comments Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur.
Opening the occasion from 8 pm on Thursday 1 August will be a remarkable horse parade through the Porto Montenegro marina village, giving residents, spectators and the local community an opportunity to join in on the opening festivities. The parade will be followed by an invitation-only welcome reception at the Regent Porto Montenegro.
On Friday 2 August, doors will open to the VIP Clubhouse, with matches kicking off in the late afternoon. The games will continue into the second day of play ahead of the finals and trophy ceremony. Guests will have an opportunity to get dressed to the nines for an exclusive party at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club Pool to mark the end of Montenegro’s first-ever polo event.
The event will be a pet-and family-friendly affair, open to the public and giving guests and spectators an opportunity to sip champagne under the blue skies and majestic mountains of the Boka Bay, all steps away from the waterfront and superyacht-lined marina, whilst watching quality sporting action. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy picnics on the fresh lawns of the Arena, enjoy summer music and get a taste of the Porto Montenegro community.