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La Rider Cup se va para Suiza! Polo Park Zürich, el campeón



Culminó la primera edición de la POLO Rider Cup en el Chantilly Polo Club, en la que participaron 12 equipos (entre 10 y 12 goles, con hándicap) de 8 países. El certamen está auspiciado por la Federación Internacional de Polo (FIP), que le brinda un prestigio y reconocimiento global. A diferencia de otros torneos de polo, la POLO Rider Cup es una competición de clubes, que la organización llama la "Champions League de Polo", con los mejores clubes de polo. Gonzalo Quesada es el Embajador de la POLO RIDER CUP.

ENGLISH VERSION: POLO RIDER CUP 2021

Polo Park Zürich raise the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP Trophy

The first edition of the POLO RIDER CUP concluded on Sunday, June 20th at the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly, with the final between the two unbeaten teams from the tournament, Polo Park Zürich and Deauville International Polo Club.

Polo Park Zürich won to Deauville International Polo Club by 10-4.

Teams and zones


Group 1 – Zone A: Hong Kong Polo Ass. / Chantilly Polo Club / Moscow Polo Club

Group 1 – Zone B: Hamburger Polo Club / Polo Club Düsseldorf / Polo Park Zürich

Group 2 – Zone C: Deauville Intern. Polo Club / La Aguada Polo Club / Dos Lunas Polo Club

Group 2 – Zone D: Empire Polo Club Coachella / Las Brisas Polo Club Chicago / Evviva Polo St Moritz


Moscow Polo Club: Gleb Fetisov 0; Misha Rodzianko 2; Clement Delfosse 5 y Edouard Pan 5.

Château de Chantilly: Sam Sztarkman 1, Martin Joaquin 5, Jota Chavanne 5, Alex Sztarkman 1.

Hong Kong Polo Ass: Cyrille Costes 0; Adrien Le Gallo 3; Thierry Vetois 3 y Brieuc Rigaux 6.


Hamburger Polo Club: Caesar Crasemann 4; Caspar Crasemann 4; Heinrich Dumrath 4 y Daniel Crasemann 0.

Polo Club Düsseldorf: Adrian Laplacette 6; Miguel Amieva 4; Jesus Bordoni 2 y Otto Blank 0.

Polo Park Zürich: Min Podesta 7; Carlos Solaris 4; Elena Venot 1 y Richard Harris 0.


La Aguada Polo Club: Sebastian Schneberger 0; Valentin Novillo Astrada 6; Max Bosch 3 y Moritz Gaedeke 3.

Deauville Intern. Polo Club: Ulysse Eisenchteter 0, Patrick Eisenchteter 1, Pierre-Henri N’Goumou 6, Juan José Storni 5.

Dos Lunas Polo Club: Juan Pepa 1, Jorge Pepa 3, Patricio Cieza 6, Paul Grabosch 2.


Empire Polo Club Coachella: Clément Smith 0; Guillermo Li 4; Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 7 y Derek Smith 1.

Las Brisas Polo Club Chicago: Larry Aschebrook 0; Lukas Sdrenka 2; Matias Obregon 4 y Juan Martin Obregon 6.

Evviva Polo St. Moritz: Andy Bihrer/Piero Dillier 0; Lucas Labat 5; Martin Aguerre 7 y Tommy Rinderknecht 0.

Fixture, results and pictures, day by day

June 10th:

Hong Kong 8 vs Hamburger 12 (1-2 / 2-4 / 5-6 / 6- 11 / 8-12 . Top scorer: ) Chantilly 8 vs Dusseldorf 7 (0-0 / 3-1 / 5-2 / 6-3 / 7-7 / 8-7. Top scorer: Adrián Laplacette, 5) Moscow 6 vs Zurich 11 ( 0-4 / 2-5 / 2-6 / 5-8 / 6-11. Top scorer: Min Podestá, 7) Opening Day: In the first game of the day, Hong Kong Polo took the win against Hamburger Polo Club by 12 to 8 goals.

Hong Kong scored a total of 10 penalty goals, and the team was led by an outstanding Brieuc Rigaux, who scored 9 goals.

The day's second match saw Chantilly Polo Club winning to Polo Club Düsseldorf by 8 to 7 in an exciting extra chukker. At the end of the fourth chukker, Düsseldorf that was behind the score by 4 goals, managed to equal the game in the fifth chukker and forced an extra one. In the final chukker, Chantilly Polo Club missed three penalty faults, but in the end, Jota managed to score the victory goal from the field.

Polo Park Zürich defeated Moscow Polo Club 11-6 in the last game of the day. Min Podesta performed a great game scoring three consecutive goals at the beginning of the first chukker and 7 goals in total.

Gallery by PRC 2021 (slide >)

June 11th:

Deauville 8 vs Empire 5 (2-0 / 3-2 / 4-3 / 5-4 / 8-5. Top scorer: Juan José Storni, 4) La Aguada 6 vs Las Brisas 9 (1-3 / 1-5 / 2-7 / 5-8 / 6-9. Top scorer: Matías y Juan Obregon, 4)

Dos Lunas 11 vs St Moritz 12 OT (2-1 / 4-4 / 9-5 / 10-7 / 11-11 / 11-12. Top scorer: P. Cieza y M. Aguerre, 10) Second day: Deauville Int. Polo Club had a strong start at the beginning of the match, but Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley managed to enter into the game, and Deauville lead only by 1 goal at the end of the fourth chukker. In the last chukker, three goals from Deauville Int. Polo Club gave them the first win of the day.

Las Brisas Polo Club took a victory over La Aguada Polo Club of Chicago in the second match of the day by 9 goals to 6. Juan Martin Obregon from Las Brisas Polo Club scored 4 goals for his team on his birthday.

The last match witnessed an intensive game where Evviva Polo Saint-Moritz won 12 goals to Dos Lunas Polo Club on an extra chukker. After the fourth chukker, Dos Lunas Polo Club was leading by 3 goals but Evviva Polo Saint-Moritz, forced the overtime as the fifth chukker ended 11-11. In the fifth chukker, Piero Dillier was replaced by Come Dubois.

Gallery by PRC 2021 (slide >)

Gallery by Wendy FLD

June 12th:

HK 12 vs Dusseldorf 9 (1-1 / 4-3 / 6-7 / 9-8 / 12-9. Top scorer: Brieuc Rigaux, 8) Chantilly 5 vs PP Zurich 8 (2-0 / 2-3 / 4-4 / 4-6 / 5-8. Top scorer: Min Podesta, 5)

Moscow 9 vs Hamburger 11 (0-2 / 2-4 / 3-6 / 5-9 / 9-11. Top scorer: Caesar Crasemann, 8) The opening match of the third day started with a thrilling win of Hamburger Polo Club against Moscow Polo Club by 11-9. At the end of the fourth chukker, Hamburger Polo Club had a 4 goals lead, but Edouard Pan put emotion to the last chukker and narrowed the gap scoring 3 goals. In the last seconds of the final chukker, Caspar Crasemann secured the win for his team.

Polo Park Zürich defeated Polo Club de Chantilly by 8-5 in the second game of the day. The first chukker started with two goals from Martin Joaquin, but at the second chukker, Polo Park Zürich made a great comeback. The third chukker ended with a tie 4-4 but Min Podesta and Carlos Solari, scoring two goals each, provide the victory to Polo Park Zürich.

In the closing game of the day, Hong Kong Polo secured a win 12–9 over Polo Club Düsseldorf. The game was very tight during the first three chukkers, but an incredible performance of Brieuc Rigaux in the last two chukkers, gave the win to Hong Kong Polo.

Gallery by PRC 2021 (slide >)


June 13th:

Deauville 10 vs Las Brisas 3 (1-1 / 3-1 / 6-1 / 9-1 / 10-3. Top Scorer: Pierre-Henri N’Goumou 6) La Aguada 6 vs St Moritz 7 (1-1/ 2-2 / 2-3 / 5-4 / 6-6 / 6-7 Top Scorer: Martin Aguerre 6)

Dos Lunas 5 vs Empire 7 (2-2 / 3-3 / 3-4 / 4-6 / 5- 7. Top Scorer: Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 6)


Deauville Int. Polo Club defeated Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago by 10-3 goals. In the third chukker, we witnessed two sensational goals, one from Juan José Storni that scored the 5-1 with a broken mallet and afterwards, Pierre-Henri N’Goumou scored the 6-1 from end to end.

Evviva Polo St.Moritz won his game against La Aguada Polo Club by 7-6 goals, and it was one of the closest games we saw since the tournament started. The second game of the day was decided in the overtime as the fifth chukker ended 6-6. In the last seconds of the last chukker Martin Aguerre was very closed to seal the win for his team, but he missed it and forced an extra chukker. Andreas Bihrer that played today in replacement of Piero Dillier scored the winning goal. The closing game of the day was won by Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley that beat Dos Lunas Polo Club by 7 to 5. The first chukkers were balanced between both teams, but from the fourth chukker Tito Ruiz Guiñazu extended the lead with two goals, and Dos Lunas could not shorten the gap in the final chukker.

Gallery by PRC 2021 (slide >)


June 14th:

HK 8 vs Zurich 9 (2-2 / 3-4 / 5-5 / 6-7 / 8-9. Top scorer Min Podesta 7) Chantilly 4 vs Hamburger 8 (1-2 / 1-3 / 1-4 / 1-7 / 4-8. Top scorer Caesar Crasemann 6)

Moscow 8 vs Dusseldorf 7 (0-2 / 1-4 / 3-4 / 5-6 / 7-7 / 8-7. Top scorer: Adrián Laplacette 5) The first semifinalists of the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP were decided today for Group 1.

Polo Park Zürich and Hong Kong Polo Association played against each other and entered the semifinals. The game ended in a narrow one-goal victory for the Swiss team, 9 to 8.

Hamburger Polo Club beat Polo Club de Chantilly by 8-4, and with this result, the German team ended in third place of the group.

The opening match of the day saw Moscow Polo Club winning Polo Club Düsseldorf at the over time by 8-7. Polo Club Düsseldorf was in front of the score in all the chukkers but at the end of the fifth chukker, Edouard Pan placed his team in front of the score for the first time. Afterwards, Adrian Laplacette scored the goal that forced the extra chukker. At the start of the overtime, Jesús Bordoni committed a fault to Simon Zavaleta, who scored the winning goal.

At the end of the day, a penalty shoot-out was disputed between Moscow Polo Club and Polo Club de Chantilly to decide the fourth and fifth position, where the French team took the victory. Gallery by PRC 2021 (slide >)



June 15th:

Deauville 10 vs St Moritz 7 (2-3/6-3/8-4/8-5/10-7. Top Scorer Juan José Storni 9) La Aguada 2 vs Empire 6 (1-1 / 2-3 / 2-4 / 2-5 / 2-6 . Top Scorer Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 4)

Dos Lunas 7 vs Las Brisas 6 (0-1 / 1-1 / 3-2 / 4-3 / 7-6. Top Scorer Paul Grabosch 3)

Deauville Int. Polo Club won Evviva Polo St.Moritz by 10-7, and with this result, the French team reaches directly the semifinals. Deauville Int. Polo Club was losing in the first chukker but an amazing impressive performance of Juan José Storni who scored 9 goals, gave the win to his team.

The second match of the day saw the victory of Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley against La Aguada where Adrian LaPlacette replaced Valentin Novillo Astrada. Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley team defeated La Aguada by 6 to 2 and secured a spot in the penalty shoot-out.

The closing game of the day between Dos Lunas Polo Club and Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago ended with the victory of the Spanish team in the last seconds of the fifth chukker and the final score was 7-6 for Dos Lunas Polo Club. Larry Aschebrook from Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago was replaced by Richard Harris and Emil Grabosh replaced Juan Pepa for Dos Lunas Polo Club.

At the end of the day, a penalty shoot-out was disputed between Evviva Polo St.Moritz and Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley to decide the second team to go to the semifinals. The American team won the penalty qualifying .


Gallery by PRC 2021 (slide >)


June 17th:

Polo Club Düsseldorf 9 vs 3 Las Brisas Polo Club

Hamburger Polo Club 6 vs 7 Dos Lunas Polo Club

Chantilly Polo Club 8 vs 7 Evviva Polo St Moritz

Moscow Polo Club 5 vs 8 La Aguada Polo Club


June 18th:

HONG KONG POLO ASS. 5 – 7 DEAUVILLE INT. POLO CLUB

Score progression: 0-2 / 0-5 / 3-5 / 4-7 / 5-7 POLO CLUB PARK ZÜRICH 6 – 5 EMPIRE POLO CLUB OF COACHELLA VALLEY

Score progression: 3-0 / 4-2 / 5-3 / 6-4 / 6-5

Gallery by PRC 2021 (slide >)

Polo Park Zürich beat Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley in a thrilling match and won 6-5 goals. The Swiss team secured a place at the final of the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP that will take place on Sunday, June 20th.

At the third chukker, Carlos Solari scored his second goal of the game, but in the last seconds of the chukker, a goal of Tito Ruiz put emotion to the game with 5-3 on the score.Marcos Harriot that replaced Guillermo Li scored a goal at the fourth chukker to close the gap, but another goal from Min Podesta re-established the score. Tito Ruiz scored his fourth goal at the game at the last chukker at the game, 6-5, but this was the game's final result.

After the match, the winner of the best playing pony was for ‘Mia’ from Tito Ruiz Guiñazu. The award was presented by Alexander Papantoniou (C.E.O. FormaHoof Ltd.)

The second spot for the final is for Deauville International Polo Club after defeating Hong Kong Polo Association by 7-5 goals.

Deauville International Polo Club started with a strong performance as at the end of the second chukker, the French team was leading 5-0. Hong Kong Polo Association made an impressive comeback at the third chukker with three goals by Brieuc Rigaux to shorter the gap, 5-3. At the opening of the fourth chukker, Brieuc Rigaux opened the chukker again, but Pierre-Henri N’Goumou and Juan José Storni scored two crucial goals to get a 3-goal lead.

The last chukker was played under the rain, and Brieu Rigaux scored his fifth goal of the game again, but the match ended with two goals leading in favour of Deauville International Polo Club, 7-5.

‘Galan’ from Brieu Rigaux was awarded the winner of the best playing pony, and Alexander Papantoniou (C.E.O. FormaHoof Ltd.) presented the prize again. June 19th:

Moscow Polo Club 7 vs. Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago 7 (1-1 / 2-3 / 3-4 / 4-5 / 7-7)

1pm: La Aguada Polo Club 6 vs. Polo Club Düsseldorf 7 (2-1/ 3-3 / 4-4 / 5-5 / 6-7)

3pm: Hamburger Polo Club 9 vs. Evviva Polo St. Moritz 8 (2-3 / 4-5 / 6-7 / 7-8 / 9-8)

5pm: Dos Lunas Polo Club 7 vs. Polo Club de Chantilly 6 (1-2 / 2-3 / 3-4 / 3-5 / 6-6 / 7-6 OT)


June 20:

The POLO RIDER CUP ends on Sunday, June 20

11.30am: Empire Club of Coachella Valley vs. Hong Kong Polo Ass

3pm: Polo Park Zürich vs.. vs. Deauville Int. Polo Club


TOP SCORER (update 18/12) PLAYER TEAM GOALS

Martin Aguerre Evviva Polo St Moritz 23

Brieuc Rigaux Hong Kong Polo 20

Martin Podesta Polo Park Zürich 19

Caesar Craseman Hamburger Polo Club 18

Adrian Laplacette Polo Club Düsseldorf 16 (1)

Juan Jose Storni Deauville Int. Polo Club 15

Juan Ruiz Guinazu Empire Polo Club 13


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