February 21st 2016, teams from Russia and Switzerland will meet for the first time to play at the Tseleevo Winter Open tournament in the Moscow Polo Club.
Switzerland is one of the few countries where snow polo feels at home. Here on the ice of St. Moritz lake a prestigious Snow Polo Cup is organized every year since 1985 that attracts best players and VIP-guests from all over the world.
In 2016 players from Switzerland will come to Russia for the first time to fight for the Tseleevo Winter Open tournament’s Cup. Players from the Polo Club de Veytay – Simon Luginbühl (HP 2), Mani Radiai (-1), Christopher Tremege (-2), Peter Byrne (-2), Frans von Chrismar (-1) and Alexander Patyutko (0) will represent their country. The Polo Club de Veytay is located near Geneva and is known as the domain where polo started in Switzerland and it is today one of the most beautiful equestrian installations in Europe.
Russia will be represented by two teams from the Moscow Polo Club, including the best Russian player Misha Rodzianko (HP 3).
The championship will start on Wednesday, 17th of February with a game between two Russian teams. The Swiss teams will play on Saturday. Two final games for the 1st and 3rd places will take place on Sunday, February 21st.
While staying in Moscow the Swiss players will enjoy hospitality of recently opened StandArt design-hotel – first Russian member of the Design Hotelstm collection located right in the city center. On Friday evening the Players Dinner will take place in the hotel’s North-South restaurant with special menu from the hotel’s brand-chef Angelo Pasquale (** Michelin).
On Sunday guests will be given a warm welcome at the Moscow Polo Club with Woodford Reserve cocktails, hot tea and mulled wine.
Tseleevo Winter Open polo tournament is part of a bigger event organized each year at the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club when everyone can come and enjoy the atmosphere of an exclusive members-only country club.