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Latest News about 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.


For more information: W W W . P O L O R I D E R C U P . C O M

TEAMS

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

Ellerstina:

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



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.”


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