Final day today, Sunday 11 September, at Palahorse Ippopark in Golfo Aranci in Sardinia for the Italian Polo Pony 2022 Cup. Sardinia and Lombardy are playing the final stages of the tournament that will see four teams from the two regions compete in the finals today, Sunday 11 September. The final for the first and second place will be played by Sardinia 1 and Sardinia 2, while Lombardia 1 and Lombardia 2 will play the one valid for the third and fourth place. Sardinia 1 landed in the final after beating Lombardy 2 for 4 to 2; while Sardinia 2 had beaten Lombardy 1 for 3 to 2.
The national circuit was organized by the K-POLO association in collaboration with the FISE. The teams, as in any self-respecting tournament, paraded last Friday on the Golfo Aranci seafront accompanied by a musical band.
The Coppa Italia Polo Pony is the first national Polo Pony circuit in Italy. The Polo Pony project was born in 2019 and is expanding with great enthusiasm and participation in the pony world. Valuable is the support of the Lombardy, Sardinia, Tuscany, Veneto and Piedmont Regional Committees who have enrolled and participated in the project with their teams in the Italian Polo Pony Cup and who contribute to the training of technicians in their territory.
The Italian Cup began in April at the Pony Mastershow (Arezzo) followed by the 2nd stage in Piazza di Siena (Rome) and the 3rd at the Open d’Italia (Cattolica). The circuit will close today at the Palahorse Ippopark in Golfo Aranci, a Gallura equestrian club that is focusing a lot on a fun equestrian discipline and particularly suitable for very young and very young people because it is a team sport.
The Lombard team is made up of young players from 3 Lombard pony clubs: Diego Cremaschi (L’Airone), Alessia Maggio and Silvia Beschi (Quincy) and Carlotta Liviero and Benedetta Fiorani (Garden Silver Horse) together with the Sardinian player Marco Pala.
The Sardinia team prepared by coach Piera Monti is made up of Cristian Ledda, Anna Deiana, Anita Putzu, Giorgia Lai, Maria Riu and Francesca Dessena. .
The event was attended, in addition to the leaders of the regional Fise, also Domitilla Lenzi, head of the Italian Polo Pony Cup, Alessandro Giachetti, Head of the Polo Department, Maria Grazia Cecchini, national councilor, head of the Fise polo and vaulting, and the national technician Franco Square.