From August 26 to September 4, nine European nations will play for the coveted FIP title; France, Italy, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Poland and Ireland will all present 8-goal teams. Apart from the players, Berlin is expecting to house 300 horses for the tournament.
This will not be the first time Germany host the FIP European Championship. Hamburg hosted the traditional tournament in 2008; England won the title after defeating Belgium in the final. But this year will be the first time Berlin holds the championship, and the city is looking forward to a new polo experience.
The qualifiers will be played from August 26 to September 2, in the Preussiche Polo and Country Club, Phoben, in the outskirts of Berlin. The polo club is one of the most recognised in Germany and has been organising the high goal championships in Maifeld through their event agency, Sevendays Poloevent GmbH.
After the qualifiers, the teams will play in the Berlin Maifeld on Saturday, September 3; a game to determine sixth and fifth place will be played, and then, a round robin will decide seventh, eighth and ninth place. On Sunday 4, the subsidiary finals and the final will be played, as well as the finals of the Maifeld Polo Cup.
The organizers, Preussiche Polo and Country Club and its events agency, Sevendays Poloevent GmbH, are delighted to show the polo fans, players and patrons the “;;;multi-kulti” (multicultural) city of Berlin, that is full of activities that the families and friends of the players, as well as the spectators can enjoy when not watching polo. The City of Berlin is known for its flourishing artistic scene, its vibrant nightlife, and its young population. It is a city that’s special and its own kind, and offers options for every personality. Moreover, the longtime equestrian tradition is also a sign that this new edition of the European Championship will be an utter success.