Stefano Giansanti, captain of the Italian polo team we meet before the match, is also on the pitch, and who reiterates what “The realization of the tournaments of the Italia Polo Challenge circuit, organized in collaboration with the Fise and with the participation of US Polo Assn . which from the beginning has enthusiastically embraced the project, is guaranteeing the Polo a fundamental visibility for the development of the discipline ». As the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of polo founded in 1890, and as technical sponsor of the Italy Polo Challenge US Polo Assn. provided the clothing to the players of the four competing teams (US Polo Assn., Poltu Quatu, Hendricks and Ecological Districts), and in addition to dressing the polo players, customized the saddle pads of all the polo ponies present at the event, such as already experimented on the occasion of Piazza di Siena in Rome, also providing clothing to all the organizing staff of the event.
When the game ended, with a draw, which was followed by a sort of “penalty kicks”, as required by the tournament regulations, I was reminded of the words that a few weeks earlier, J. Michael Prince – President and CEO of USPA Global Licensing, the company that manages and supervises the US Polo Assn brand. – said a GQ: “Go to a game, and enjoy a nice day in a relaxed environment. And there you might say, ‘hey, I want to try to get on a horse.’ Or ‘hey, I want to try playing polo’. Or you might just get hooked on it and decide you want to join a club and enjoy watching the games. You know, there are so many ways to get involved at all levels, and at all ages. ” Maybe he’s right, polo is really coming out of his niche, and it could become our new great passion.