POLO+10 World Tour: Unforgettable polo moments

polo-plus-10-world-tour-ibiza-2016-3In collaboration with the worldwide most prestigious polo clubs, 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. All tournaments are played on a low goal level which matches perfectly for beginners and advanced players. One pro per team is placed at the disposal by POLO+10. That means: Here comes polo everybody in the team is taking part in. Everybody plays. The thoughtful combination of the teams guarantees best polo conditions for all participants. The perfect polo experience for everybody.

The POLO+10 World Tour takes its participants to the most beautiful and exotic polo destinations of the world. Often this is a unique opportunity for the players to play at their dream destination once. They meet new polo friends from all over the world and extend their contacts. And they join a real competition as every tournament of the POLO+10 World Tour is a registered polo tournament of the national polo association. The tournaments are a real challenge to the players. These are covered by a professional polo photographer, include a team of umpires and timekeepers as well as a prize giving ceremony. All the players of the World Tour take part in an international ranking. The winners receive outstanding presents and an award. The Tour would like to realise polo experiences and journeys, which a single private person would not be able to realise. Rule No. 1: The POLO+10 World Tour centres upon the players, not upon the sponsors. That’s what it’s all about.

The whole idea is as simple as it is charming: The players register for the tour and book their flights – POLO+10 organises everything else. Polo at its best and 100% fun for the players is guaranteed. POLO+10 takes care of the entire organisation, all services as well as the polo ponies, grooms and one professional per team are included. Outward and return flight have to be paid by the players themselves. Four teams will participate in each tournament. The applications will be registered by POLO+10 according to the principle “First come, first served”. Full teams as well as individual players can register for one or more tournaments. Only 12 patrons can apply for each tournament, 4 professionals are provided by POLO+10 and the partner club. Of course it is also possible for a patron to bring his own professional or to apply as a whole team. 4 teams per tournament are admitted. All tournaments of the tour are played at a max. 4-goal level.

The first two tournaments of the tour were held in April at the Ibiza Polo Club and at the PGH Palmeraie Polo Club in Morocco. They were sold out very quickly – the demand and interest from polo players all over the world were overwhelming. Unforgettable polo moments – on the field as well as together with the international guests. Habib Ferogh, General Manager at POLO+10 and in charge of the tour organisation: “Now that our polo club partners and our patrons around the globe understood which impact these events with POLO+10 have, we are receiving daily more and more requests. This motivates us a lot and pushes us to new levels. Local audience, sponsors and our supporting partners will provide 100% assistance to make the events a great experience for everybody involved.”

Standing ovations for the 1st POLO+10 Patrons’ Cup at the Polo Club Ibiza, which was won by Francesca Nill (NZ, 0), Andrea Rocca (ITA, 0), Sébastien Le Page (FRA, 0) und Gabriel Iglesias (ARG, +2) of team POLO+10 after defeating team ME Hotel Ibiza by 5-4. In an exciting and balanced final match, at first team POLO+10 took the lead by 2-0. Harriet Styles (UK, 0), Lucia Nocioni (ARG, 0), Gabriel Eckenstein (CH, 0) and Tim Ward (UK, +3) of team ME Hotel Ibiza caught up and in the third chukka levelled the match, 3-3. But in the end, Gabriel Iglesias and his team prevailed and won the match.

Gabriel Iglesias has played as an international polo professional for years and by establishing the Ibiza Polo Club has built up a dreamlike destination in the heart of the sunny island. “We are glad and proud to be the first station of the POLO+10 World Tour and will continue to host tournaments of the tour here in Ibiza.” Polo professional and coach Tim Ward: “This was a sensational weekend, we had so much fun. I look forward to participate in one of the tour’s tournaments soon.”

The polo club of Patrick Guerrand-Hermès was host to the second station of the POLO+10 World Tour, which took the participants to the north of Morocco. An unforgettable polo adventure right next to the Atlantic Ocean and in the open countryside. Across the beautiful landscape close to Tangier, via sand pistes and across mountains and valleys, past donkeys and herds of goats you get down to the club’s three excellent polo fields and the newly-built club house. Welcome to the polo paradise! For three days the international participants of the POLO+10 Patrons’ Cup Morocco played for victory. Exciting and fast-paced chukkas, enthusiastic players and excellent horses made a go of the polo weekend in Morocco. The guests of POLO+10 were accommodated at the private villa of Patrick Guerrand-Hermès, where breakfast, lunch, the Players’ Beach Party as well as a great Welcome Dinner were held. First place of the POLO+10 Patrons’ Cup Morocco went to Team Marrakech Polo Club, including Martin Magal (0, SLK), Natalia and Christoph K. (-2/0, AUT) as well as the Argentine 4-goaler Pablo Casero. The match was fast and competitive. In the end, the winning team was successful against Team POLO+10, which consisted of Sébastien Le Page (0, FRA), Anne Pascale Guedon (-1, FRA), Ignacio Tejerina (+3, ARG) as well as Vera Kubick (UAE) and Thomas Wirth (-2, GER) sharing one position, by a narrow 4-3.

Indeed, the POLO+10 World Tour is a great vision, that already has commenced to become true. The POLO+10 team is working on further colourful and outstanding polo destinations and will keep the international polo community posted.

Above all it is the pure fun of playing polo that counts for all participants. Join us now for the Patrons’ Cup in Ibiza at the end of September, 6 places have already been sold.

Only 12 places per tournament are available. Reserve now for your favourite destinations of the POLO+10 World Tour.
Contact thomas@poloplus10.com to apply and reserve and find further information on www.poloplus10.com/world-tour

We also want to encourage sponsors to support this unique polo experience and to become part of the POLO+10 World Tour. Please contact habib@poloplus10.com for detailed information.


POLO+10 World Tour: Unforgettable polo moments

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