Countdown to the POLO RIDER CUP
Following the recent success of the first edition, POLO RIDER CUP 2022, the ultimate polo club competition at the international level (12 goals) will be held from 8 to 18 June at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France). 14 international polo clubs from 8 different countries will participate in this year’s edition. Defending champion Polo Park Zürich (SUI), Hong Kong Polo Association (HKG), Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago (USA), Hamburger Polo Club (GER), Evviva Polo St. Moritz (SUI), Deauville International Polo Club (FRA), Polo Club of Chantilly (FRA) and Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley (USA) returns to Chantilly joining six important teams that will be taking part for the first time in the POLO RIDER CUP: La Araucaria Polo Club, Ellerstina and Coronel Suárez (all three from ARG), Polo Club Niederweiden (AUT), Preußischer Polo & Country Club Berlin Brandenburg (GER) and BP Polo Malaysia (MAS).
Group A Coronel Suárez Polo Club Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago Evviva Polo St. Moritz Ellerstina Polo Club Group B Polo Park Zürich Polo Club de Chantilly Preußischer Polo & Country Club Berlin Brandenburg Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley
Group C Araucaria Polo Club Polo Club Niederweiden Deauville International Polo Club Group D Hong Kong Polo Association BP Polo Malaysia Hamburger Polo Club After a debriefing with the Federation of International Polo (FIP), the French Polo Federation, the Polo Club de Chantilly and the Founding clubs/teams, some changes were agreed for next event. The main changes are that the Final will be held on Saturday 18 June 2022 and a Subsidiary Cup will be held during the tournament.
Concerning the format, the number of teams participating in the event will be 14 international clubs/teams with a maximum of 2 clubs/teams per country, but given the special situation we are living and as an exception, a third club from Argentina has been authorized by the Federation of International Polo (FIP), the French Polo Federation (FFP), and GAME POLO to participate in the POLO RIDER CUP. So Coronel Suarez Polo Club (ARG) rounds out the POLO RIDER CUP and replace the Moscow Polo Club due to the ongoing situation between Russia and Ukraine.
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The Polo Club Niederweiden:
Paul Grabosh Hand. 3 GER
Anton Grabosh Hand. 3 GER
Emil & Michl Grabosh Hand. 1 GER
Santi Schweitzer Hand. 4 ARG
BP Polo Malaysia:
Antonio Gomez Hand. 1 CRC
Chevy / Joevy Beh Hand. 3 MAS
Tomas Panelo Hand. 8 ARG
James Beh Hand. 0 MAS
Hong Kong Polo:
Cyrille Costes Hand. 0 FRA
Victor Louarn Hand. 1 FRA
Pelayo Berazadi Hand. 5 SPA
Brieuc Rigaux Hand. 6 FRA
Coronel Suárez Polo Club:
Gleb Fetisov Hand. 0 _
Misha Rodzianko Hand. 2 USA
Ignacio Badiola Hand. 5 ARG
Edouard Pan Hand. 5 FRA
Sam Sztarkman Hand. 2 FRA
Juan Pedro Chavanne Hand. 5 ARG
Juan Pedro Chavanne Hand. 5 ARG
Alex Sztarkman Hand. 1 FRA
The Araucaria Polo Club: Fabio Meier Hand. 1 SUI
Luca Meier Hand. 1 SUI
Fabian Bolanterio Hand. 4 ARG
Adrian Laplacette Hand. 6 ARG
The Empire Polo Club: Clément / Victoria Smith Hand. 0 FRA
Guillermo Li Hand. 4 PER
Tito Ruiz Guiñazu Hand. 7 ARG Derek Smith Hand. 1 USA
Berlin Polo Team Kutlay Yaprak Hand. 0 GER/TUR
Max Bosch Hand. 3 GER
Valentin Novillo Astrada Hand. 6 ARG
Moritz Gädeke Hand. 3. GER Polo Park Zürich Team
Richard Harris Hand. 0 USA
Elena Venot Hand. 1. FRA
Miguel Amieva Hand. 4. ARG
Min Podesta Hand. 7. ARG
Evviva Polo St. Moritz Team
Robert Kofler Hand 0 AUT
Ignacio Kennedy Hand. 5. ARG
Martin Aguerre JR Hand. 7 ARG
Tommy Rinderknecht Hand. 0 SUI
Chantilly Polo Team
Jean-Claude Le Grand Hand. 0 FRA
Dorian Bulteau Hand. 3 FRA
Louis Jarrige Hand. 4 FRA
Julien Reynes Hand. 4 FRA
Hamburger Polo Team
Caesar Crasemann Hand. 4 GER
Heinrich Dumrath Hand. 4 GER
Martin Garrahan Hand. 4 GER
Daniel Crasemann Hand. 0 GER
Coverage of the first edition: Polo Park Zürich raise the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP Trophy
Latest News about Polo Rider Cup
HIWAY MEDIA Official Digital Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP
In line with GAME POLO’s strategy to bring the sport of polo closer to the audience, GAME POLO is proud to announce HiWay Media as the Official Digital Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France). HiWay Media develops fully customized OTT (over-the-top) platforms with a strong focus on user experience and fan engagement, serving media content over end-to-end multi-platform OTT services to millions of users around the world.
BIANCHET Official Watch & Timing Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP
Bianchet, the luxury Swiss watch brand, will be the Official Watch and Timing Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France). Bianchet creates fine contemporary timepieces, entirely crafted and hand-finished in Switzerland. Blending Italian design and sense of elegance with the French art of fine living and attention to details, Bianchet watches embody a modern essence of lifestyle.
CHÂTEAU DE ROUILLAC Official Wine Supplier of the POLO RIDER CUP
Maison Cisneros / Château de Rouillac will be the Official Wine Supplier of the POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022, at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France). Maison Cisneros / Château de Rouillac shares in exclusivity its style, values, and aromas in a beautiful collection of wines, gourmet products and authentic accessories. Maison Cisneros / Château de Rouillac will be the host of the Gala Dinner and will also be present at the VIP Hospitality and the closing party with a wine bar. Château de Rouillac will be the Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP’s “MVP”. ONA POLO Official Polo Equipment Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP
GAME POLO is proud to announce ONA POLO as the Official Polo Equipment Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France). For more than 20 years, ONA POLO has been the choice of polo professionals competing at the highest level in the sport. Embraced by passionate pros and amateurs alike, ONA POLO has become the benchmark of excellence in polo equipment and GAME POLO is delighted to partner with this brand. During the competition, ONA POLO will present to the patrons of each team a set of ONA OPTICS VC21 eyewear, which provides uncompromising eye protection and the clearest, sharpest and most accurate vision required on the field. ONA POLO will also participate in the prize presentation of the POLO RIDER CUP FINAL and SUBSIDIARY FINAL by gifting winners the latest releases of ONA POLO equipment.
POLO RIDER CUP rides with LAND ROVER
GAME POLO is proud to announce LAND ROVER as the Official Courtesy Car of the POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France). For over 30 years, LAND ROVER has been at the heart of equestrian events where riders and horses put their skills, bravery and power to the test. LAND ROVER has supported world-class competitions for decades and GAME POLO is delighted to partner with this automotive brand. During the competition, LAND ROVER will be present at the Village with different models on show, as the courtesy car for our VIPS as well as being present at the Final, accompanying the finalists to the opening ceremony for the final game of the POLO RIDER CUP.
POLO RIDER CUP signs SIXT as the Official Mobility Partner
Sixt, one of the world’s leading premium mobility providers, will be the official mobility partner for the next three years of the POLO RIDER CUP. Sixt combines global car rental and local share solutions, ride hailing-services as well as car subscriptions on one of the world’s largest mobility platforms – the ONE platform. Sixt offers its customers digital access to more than 240,000 vehicles and above 5 million connected drivers in excess of 400 cities in 50 countries worldwide. Sixt will be present at the VIP Hospitality, in the Village and during all official events, offering mobility solutions to the POLO RIDER CUP’s teams, fans and premium partners. BANG & OLUFSEN becomes the Official Acoustic Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP
Bang & Olufsen will be the official acoustic partner for the 2022 POLO RIDER CUP. Bang & Olufsen is a global luxury-lifestyle brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, whose devotion and vision remain the foundation for the company. The rich heritage built around the relentless determination to create products that push the boundaries of audio technology continues to place the company at the forefront of audio innovation. Bang & Olufsen delivers bespoke audio solutions suited to all occasions and will be present at the VIP Hospitality, in the Village and during all official events, offering a great sound experience to all polo fans! Bang & Olufsen will be also the Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP’s “Rookie of the Year”. FORMAHOOF continues as official hoof health partner of the POLO RIDER CUP
POLO RIDER CUP is proud to continue with FormaHoof as the Official Hoof Health partner for another edition. FormaHoof is the only horseshoeing method that can replicate the natural biomechanics of a perfect barefoot hoof, a revolutionary equine podiatry system developed to offer horse owners, their vets and farriers a highly effective, easy to apply and cost-effective solution to every hoof care challenge. Giving a horse an entirely new hoof and promoting healthy hoof growth, FormaHoof can enhance the rehabilitation process of the most common hoof-related pathologies, such as laminitis, white line disease, thin soles, low heels, foal limb and many others, or simply be used as a preventive and protective shoeing method. FormaHoof will be also the Partner of the “Best Playing Pony” of the POLO RIDER CUP.
POLO RIDER CUP is still worth it with L’Oréal Paris Men Expert L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leader in beauty, with its daughter brand L’Oréal Men Expert, will be a Main Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP for its second edition.
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert offers a wide range of skincare and hygiene products for men and works alongside them by supporting the Movember Foundation. MOËT & CHANDON exclusive champagne supplier for three more years!
Moët & Chandon is proud to be the exclusive champagne supplier, for three more years, of the POLO RIDER. As one of the oldest champagne Houses in the world, Moët & Chandon is today one of the most recognized names in the world of luxury. From its founding in 1743, its winemakers have been driven by a passion to craft a collection of unique champagnes mirroring the richness and diversity of its exceptional terroir and tailored to a diverse palette of tastes and palates.
MAISON DÉCALÉ continues as official outfitter of the POLO RIDER CUP
MAISON DÉCALÉ will design and sell a co-branded clothing line for the POLO RIDER CUP, which is already available on the official website of the POLO RIDER CUP and MAISON DÉCALÉ’s distribution channels. POLO RIDER CUP on BT SPORT
BT Sport will air for the second year the 52’ Highlights Magazine of the 2022 POLO RIDER CUP in the UK and Ireland. The POLO RIDER CUP will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France).
POLO RIDER CUP renews with DAIMANI for the VIP Hospitality Experience
GAME POLO renews with DAIMANI for the sales of the VIP Hospitality Experience of the POLO RIDER CUP.
DAIMANI connects official providers of the VIP Hospitality packages with individuals and corporate clients, offering a wide range of Live Event Hospitality experiences worldwide, always at the best price available.
POLO RIDER CUP joines forces with QUARTERBACK for the VIP Hospitality
GAME POLO is joining forces with QUARTERBACK for the sales of VIP Hospitality at the POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France). All VIP Hospitality packages for all games can be booked now on the POLO RIDER CUP website or the QUARTERBACK website.
POLO RIDER CUP supports AUTISTES SANS FRONTIÈRES POLO RIDER CUP will support Autistes Sans Frontières, an association created in 2002 by two families who joined their efforts for their autistic children to benefit from the best care at their neighbourhood school. At the time, they were offered only special institutions, with little hope of ever returning to school. ASF’s first reason for existence was therefore to keep autistic children in school under the best possible conditions.
The Autistes Sans Frontières logo will be displayed on the jerseys of the teams participating in the POLO RIDER CUP and the association will have a stand in the Village to present its actions and support to families. Furthermore, on the occasion of the Gala Dinner, Autistes Sans Frontières will organize an auction whose funds will be donated to the association in order to finance the various projects to help children with autism.
LXH will be the official cap for the next three editions of the POLO RIDER CUP
LXH is the chic French sport cap, and it was designed with the desire to make the cap a luxury item of clothing. A strong piece that can be worn with the head held high, in all circumstances. Once reserved for sports and rather frowned upon in society, the cap is now worn everywhere, in the street, on the catwalk, in restaurants and in clubs.
The LXH POLO RIDER CUP cap will be distributed online and on site during the POLO RIDER CUP.
Quotes from the partners
Olivier Godallier, President & Co-Founder of GAME Polo, comments: “We are really looking forward to the second edition of the POLO RIDER CUP. This new polo club competition found great acceptance at the international level and we received positive feedback from all the clubs, players, federations, partners and media, so we are excited to be working on next year’s edition to improve it and make it even more challenging.”
Isabelle Rolland, President of Autistes Sans Frontières, comments: : “Our projects aim to give our children a real place in our society. They are innovative and we need your generosity to develop them. We are counting on you!”
Max Muller, CEO of DAIMANI, comments: “It is a privilege to have their exceptional hospitality packages on our DAIMANI platform. While we don’t know the final selection of teams, competitors are expected to come from as far afield as France, Spain, the UK and German-speaking territories. DAIMANI is the only selling platform that offers official VIP Hospitality packages in all of these languages, and several more besides. And that’s why DAIMANI is a perfect fit not just for polo fans, but anyone wanting the very best in official VIP Hospitality, to simply click and buy.”
Vincent Chauvière, CEO of L’Oréal Paris France, comments: “We are delighted to be partnering the POLO RIDER CUP for the second straight year. L’Oréal Men Expert and the professional teams of this exceptional competition share the values of team spirit, performance, surpassing oneself and solidarity.” The QUARTERBACK Hospitality Team, comments: ‘’QUARTERBACK, a sports marketing agency with more than 30 years of experience, is proud to support GAME POLO, organizer of the POLO RIDER CUP, as an Official Hospitality Agency. This new offer will further enhance Quarterback's equestrian sports calendar, which already includes the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the Prix de Diane Longines, the JeuXdi by ParisLongchamp and the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping.’’
Lucas Tourrasse, President & Founder of LXH, comments: “You call on the best for your competition, while we get inspired by the most fascinating to create our products. You are guided by the delicacy and precision of polo like we pursue perfection for our caps.
Jacques de Villeplée, Senior Sales Director, Sixt France, comments: “We are delighted to announce that Sixt will be the official mobility partner of the 2022 POLO RIDER CUP. Sixt shares a passion for excellence and enchantment with the POLO RIDER CUP and will be proud to bring this passion in motion for this 2022 edition at the beautiful club of Chantilly.” Alexis Le Prado, Bang & Olufsen CEO France & Italy, comments: “We are delighted to announce that Bang & Olufsen will be the official acoustic partner of the 2022 POLO RIDER CUP. Bang & Olufsen shares the same passion for excellence and performance as this unique competition, which brings together some of the most talented polo players in the world at one of the most beautiful locations in France, Chantilly. This partnership provides an incredible opportunity for our brand to strengthen its ties with one of the finest sporting communities in France, known for its high-end sensitivity and long-lasting heritage.” Alexander Papantonioiu, CEO, of FormaHoof Ltd, comments: “We are delighted to see our partnership with GAME POLO as the Official Hoof Health Partner for the POLO RIDER CUP going into the second round in 2022 and looking forward to a fantastic event. Our mission continues to focus on helping owners, farriers, vets, and trainers maintain healthy and sound hooves. FormaHoof provides an effective and efficient solution for all horses and disciplines and is the best solution to protect the ponies during matches and training from hoof injuries. Knowing hoof injuries can take a pony out of the game for a long period, FormaHoof provides accelerated rehabilitation and can be used as a first-aid solution for hoof related problems and disease or as a preventive method by mimicking the mechanics of a perfect barefoot hoof and supporting the whole horse.” Rodolfo Festa Bianchet, CEO Bianchet, comments: “We are delighted to be the Official Watch & Timing Partner of the POLO RIDER CUP and take part in this prestigious international tournament in Chantilly, which perfectly reflects our Bianchet brand values of sophisticated and sporty elegance.’’
Giuseppe Sampino, CEO HiWay Media, comments: “We are delighted to announce that HiWay Media will be the new official digital partner of the 2022 POLO RIDER CUP. We are extremely proud to have been selected to develop their new OTT platform, POLORIDERCUP.TV, which aims to become the global media home of Polo, where fans will be able to access live streaming and VOD content from all over the world.’’
Laurent Cisneros, Owner of Château de Rouillac, comments: “Inspired by its history through the ages, its multicultural sporting values of respect and commitment, the Château de Rouillac and the Maison Cisneros, combining a passion for wine and horses, are delighted to join the club of partners of a first-class international event to share excellence in a warm and friendly atmosphere.’’
Alejandra Falkinhoff, Director of ONA POLO, comments: “We are thrilled to join the POLO RIDER CUP for this 2022 edition, accompanying a remarkable group of high standing partners. Endorsed by the greatest athletes in the sport, our focus is to improve the performance of the game. We are driven by the challenge of producing equipment that meets the demands and expectations of our professional and amateur players. We are very excited to form part of the POLO RIDER CUP, which aligns with our values of excellence.’’
Laurent Letourneur, Marketing & External Director LAND ROVER France, comments: “We are very happy to accompany the POLO RIDER CUP for this 2022 edition alongside prestigious partners. Land Rover has always been very close to the equestrian community, with the unrivalled capabilities of our vehicles perfectly suited to the needs of riders. Polo, a sport of excellence with a rich heritage, shares many similarities with our brand. Rigor, know-how and surpassing oneself are the values that unite us. It's a return to our roots, as England already competed against the United States in the Westchester Cup, the first international competition organized in 1886.’’