POLO PARK ZÜRICH (SUI) has entered the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP, joining the Chantilly Polo Club (FRA), Hamburger Polo Club (GER), Dos Lunas Polo Club (SPA), Moscow Polo Club (RUS), Evviva Polo St. Moritz (SUI), Düsseldorf Polo Club (GER), Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago (USA), Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley (USA) and Deauville International Polo Club (FRA). Two Swiss squads will play the POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 10 to 20 June 2021 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris.
The Polo Park Zürich team will comprise the following players:
1. Min Podesta (+7)
2. Carlos Solaris (+4)
3. Elena Venot (+1)
4. Richard Harris, TC (0)
Sébastien Le Page, President of Polo Park Zurich, comments: “Polo Park & Country Club Zürich is thrilled to have a team represented in the inaugural edition of the POLO RIDER CUP. As one of the largest Polo Clubs in Continental Europe, it was important to us to be a founding member of this great new Cup which will see the best Polo Clubs fight for this new trophy, in different locations. We know the players will fly PPZ’s colours high, on and off the field.”
Richard Harris, Captain of Polo Park Zürich: “We are very excited to represent the Polo Park Zürich at the POLO RIDER CUP. The Chantilly Polo Club always puts on great events, and we look forward to seeing everyone and having a great time.”
Benoît Perrier, CEO & Co-Founder of GAME Polo: “Polo Park Zurich Is a great and dynamic club in Europe with a strong organization and facilities, a long polo history and an excellent social and club life. Zurich is one of the best towns for its quality of life. Their President Sébastien Lepage was one of the first to support the POLO RIDER CUP project and we are convinced Polo Park Zurich would be a great location to host one of the next editions of the POLO RIDER CUP. We are extremely enthusiastic to be able to count on their team with their captain Richard Harris.”
About POLO PARK ZURICH (https://polopark.ch)
PPZ – Those three letters stand not only for Polo Park Zürich but also for entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and development. Since it was founded in 1998, Polo Park Zürich has become the club with the most members and the most significant polo training centre in the whole of Switzerland. The club is located at the edge of Zurich’s wine region, between Ohringen near Winterthur and Hettlingen (only a 20-minute drive from Zurich). Two full-size playing fields and one smaller training field are located on a flat area covering 15 hectares. These fields are used for polo every year from May until the end of September. Polo ponies are kept in the club’s own stables, as well as at nearby farms. The ponies are cared for and trained by mostly Argentinian grooms, properly trained to this purpose. Thanks to the club’s trainer and manager Francisco Podesta, a 3-goal player from Argentina, Polo Park Zürich has since the beginning received an excellent reputation as a leading polo training centre.