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After the times we have been through, we must remain focused on the future. We must continue to build the polo of tomorrow with audacity and ambition in order to develop an ever more competitive polo yet keep its friendly spirit.
During these last years, a great solidarity and positive atmosphere emerged between the French and international clubs as they focused on the general rather than the individual interests, with the sole objective of developing polo in a beautiful unity.
The future of our sport requires a global vision based on several main approaches: develop access to polo through an initial training program that involves the creation of bronze, silver and gold mallets, facilitate the rise of new talents, develop the high level, encourage polo in the regions, promote breeding, structure training and encourage diverse forms of polo through the creation of new circuits and the strengthening of its visibility. The future of polo also involves the creation of new international competitions.
In 2022, we hosted the World Championship qualifiers at the Chantilly Polo Club, which sent Spain and Italy to the final stages.
In 2022, we held the second edition of the Polo Rider Cup with a total of 14 teams that included some of tomorrow’s great talents. In 2023, the players and the horses will meet at the Polo Club of Saint-Tropez for the third edition.
Above all, the 22nd edition of the French Open gathered sixteen high level teams including some of the best Argentine and European players and more than 1,000 horses in the magnificent Polo Club de Chantilly, to try to win one of the most coveted European trophies. But 2023 also reserves its share of surprises with the arrival of the Nations Cup.
With the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in view, we have decided to create a new 12-goal tournament, the Nations Cup, whose first edition will be held from June 8th to 18th 2023 at the headquarters of the French Polo Federation in Chantilly. The teams will be made of a minimum of two players of the nationality and/or the region represented.
The bigger idea is to take advantage of the 2024 Paris Olympics to promote polo. Thus, in 2024, the tournament will take place during the equestrian week of the Olympics, which will allow us to attract numerous spectators, officials and media which will help us to develop the sport even further.
Seeing all these excellent horses and players galloping on the French fields is an honor for French polo, but also, and above all, a great joy. This joy is always doubled with the aim to share our passion with the greatest number of people by approaching the public and offering a friendly, festive but also competitive atmosphere, while preserving the legendary magic of our sport.
All this could not exist without the unfailing support of our generous partners who have been on these events for many years, of all the French and foreign clubs who actively participate in these initiatives and of all the players who make these meetings the most coveted on the “polo planet“ without forgetting the spectators who so joyfully encourage the horses and the players and who are the soul of this sport.
Let‘s join our forces to offer polo the brightest future!
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Tournaments and people, polo science and lifestyle – the new issue of POLO+10 WORLD brings you stories from the whole polo universe.
+++ Fasanenhüs – Sylt & Belle Etoile – St. Barth: For a most relaxed winter holiday this year choose to celebrate Christmas and the start of the New Year in the luxurious and charming surroundings of the Fasanenhüs on Sylt. Villa Belle Etoile welcomes you with contemporary luxury and breathtaking views. It leaves absolutely nothing to wish for. +++ Open de France de Polo Engel & Völkers: Twenty years after their first and only victory until today, Talandracas wins the 22nd edition of the Engel & Völkers French Open in a magnificent way. +++ Swiss Medium Goal Polo Championships: Once again, the Swiss Medium Goal Championships at the Polo Park Zürich provided a tingling mix of great excitement, drama and a great atmosphere. In addition, there was a very special premiere to celebrate this year. +++ Ladies Cup Polopark Berlin: After last year’s successful premiere, the Ladies Cup Berlin 2022 went one better with a great atmosphere and glamour. In the end, players, guests and the organizer were happy all round. +++ Interview Milagros Sánchez: She is only 21 years old and already one of the greatest young polo talents ever. Now Milagros Sánchez (handicap 1 and ladies’ handicap 7) from San Luis, Argentina, is ce-lebrating her sporting German premiere this year at the Ladies Cup in Berlin. +++ Triple Corona 2021: The ranking of the Triple Corona 2021, some statistics, as well as all dates of the 129th Abierto Argentino de Polo HSBC 2022. +++ Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup: On the 25th August 2022, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Co-Founding Patron of Sentebale, returned to the stunning grounds of Aspen Valley Polo Club to play in the 2022 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. +++ Hublot Gold Cup: Clinique La Prairie wins the 25th Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad. First triumph at this high level for Clinique La Prairie‘s French captain, Sébastien Le Page (2nd from the left). +++ Barrière Deauville Polo Cup: Battle of the giants and first title for Brittany Polo Club: Roberto Iturrioz, Jean-François Decaux, Diego Cavanagh and Benjamin Urquiza lifting the Marta & Lucien Barrière Gold Cup of Deauville. +++ 11th IceGuerilla Beach Polo World Masters: With players from six different nations, this year’s and 11th IceGuerilla Beach Polo World Masters 2022 by Berformance Group attracted more fans than ever to the Baltic Sea beach. +++ Interview: Cédric Schweri: Successful gastro-entrepreneur, polo player and now also winery operator: Cédric Schweri has many passions in life. In POLO+10, the Swiss and grandson of the founder of Denner AG talks about fine wines, professional goals and the polo tournament of his heart. +++ Dr. med. vet., DVM Lena Horn: Equine eye emergencies: Most horse owners, trainers and grooms can recognize and treat everyday injuries, and can assess when to reach out for professional help. But what if the eyes are affected, and how can injuries and pathologies be recognized early or even be avoided? +++ Adélaïde Leferme: Artist Painter: Portrait of a passionate artist driven by her admiration for horses, whose artworks‘ blazing movement and dazzling colors should find their place in every onlooker‘s heart, be it love at first sight or at command. +++