For us 2016 commenced with a number of exciting new plans and projects. Last autumn we started thinking and discussing a new vision of POLO+10, which has become reality this spring. The POLO+10 World Tour brings polo patrons and polo players to the most beautiful, hidden, exotic and glamorous polo destinations in the world. We chose places a private person would not necessarily come to for polo because of extensive costs and logistics. Our polo guests just book and pay their flights, POLO+10 is taking care of everything else.
Two very successful tournaments – the POLO+10 Patrons’ Cup – were held on the beautiful island of Ibiza and in the north of Morocco, where Patrick Guerrand-Hermès runs his private polo club. We say thank you to the great Patrick Guerrand-Hermès to host us in his private villa in Morocco. And we are grateful to Gabriel Iglesias and his beautiful wife Eva to have us at the funny and sunny Ibiza Polo Club. The POLO+10 World Tour continues in autumn and the arrangements for the projected destinations are on the way. We are very thankful to be invited to bring a polo team to Mongolia and we are very much looking forward to bring the guests of the POLO+10 World Tour to places like India, China, Argentina and many others. On this score we keep you posted and publish the current and new destinations on our website.
This issue of POLO+10 World introduces you to great international polo people such as Melissa Ganzi, the wonderful polo lady from the United States as well as Melanja Jones, who is now manager in Santa Barbara all year round. We met nice guys from Nigeria, talked to the Mexican Polo Federation and their president Guillermo “Billy” Steta and took a look at the polo activities in Panama. For the European polo audience the European Championship, held at the Maifeld in Berlin, will be a topic of major interest. We are honoured to produce the tournament magazine for that important competition.
This is only a small excerpt of the new magazine, many more exciting and interesting polo stories are awaiting you! Have fun and get inspiration from this new edition of POLO+10 and a fantastic polo summer.
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Here you will get a foretaste of the content:
POLO+10 World Tour: In collaboration with the most prestigious polo clubs around the world, POLO+10 is organising an exclusive tournament series around the globe. The POLO+10 World Tour offers a unique combination of playing and coaching, party atmosphere and holiday feeling. Polo at its best and 100% fun for the players is guaranteed. POLO+10 will take care of the entire organisation, all services as well as the polo ponies and grooms are included.
Santa Barbara: The Santa Barbara Polo Club was founded in 1911 and is the third-oldest club in the United States. With Melanja Jones the polo club employed a very experienced polo lady who has been at the club seasonally for so many years and is now running it on a full year basis.
Hurlingham: The Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires Province is one of the oldest polo clubs in Argentina, the cradle of the Argentine Polo Association and home of the Hurlingham Open, one of the most important polo tournaments in the world.
German Polo Tour: Germany’s leading polo league will be even more competitive this year.
Mexican Polo Federation: POLO+10 spoke to Guillermo Steta Mondragón, President of the Mexican Polo Federation, about the development of polo in Mexico and the plans of the Federation for the next year.
European Championship: From 26 August to 4 September 2016, nine European nations will take part in the XI European Championship of the Federation of International Polo (FIP). The finals will be played at the historical Maifeld in Berlin.
Nic Roldan: With an 8-goal handicap rating, Nic Roldan currently is the leading American polo player. Next to being Captain of the U.S. Polo Team and successfully playing polo tournaments all over the world, the 33-year-old is actively engaged in numerous charity projects.
Unified Polo Rules: In April, the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) announced that the three major polo associations, the HPA, the Argentine Polo Association (AAP) and the United States Polo Association (USPA), agreed upon a unified set of polo rules. POLO+10 spoke to Stephen Hutchinson, chairman of the HPA, about this agreement and the most important changes in regard to the rules.
Melissa Ganzi: The top woman polo player is an important key player in the sport of polo in the US.
Lima Polo Club: Internationally renowned tournaments, good polo facilities and dream weather conditions – Lima Polo Club in Peru’s capital city has a lot to offer in terms of polo.
Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club: The opening of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is planned for beginning of November 2016. The ambitious project sets new standards for polo in Dubai. The first season has already been played on the new fields.