Flying start for the Open de France of Polo with four exciting games last weekend at the Polo Club of Chantilly. Meetings with an uncertain outcome up until the end.
Alan Kent, the former England International player based near Cowdray, won a total of £2,000 in prize money at The RoR Racing to Polo Challenge on Monday 7 September at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
On the past weekend the Frankfurt Gold Cup, the fifth station of the German Polo Tour, took place and the spectators witnessed exciting polo matches. For the first time the tournament, which was held at Polo Club Hessen, was part of the tour.
Polo activity at Polo de Paris resumed this week-end with the first Cup of Tournoi´Automne "Coupe Cobaty". On Saturday was the turn of Sainte Mesme vs One Point and Red Falcon vs La Concepción.
Springboks see winning streak during UK tour. The Zimbabwe U25 visiting team has been playing a series of matches from Monday 31 August – Tuesday 8 September.
Played in almost eighty countries around the world, whether you favour sun, sand or frozen lakes, polo can be found in any number of destinations. In the southern hemisphere the key polo season is October through to Mid-March, whilst in Europe the summer season opening ‘throw in’ begins late in April and finishes at the end of September.
As this weekend, players and teams in great shape are gathering in Chantilly for the last major tournament of the European season: the French Open.
Polo groom employers will be able to take on apprentices from 2017. Prime Minister David Cameron has just announced the approval of the Equine Groom and Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeships' Standards.
This weekend will see four teams compete to win £10,000 in the Roodee Challenge Polo Tournament at Chester Racecourse, with play taking place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September. The four teams taking part are: Stella Artois, MBNA, ITC Luxury Travel and LDF.
Polo and horse racing have long jockeyed for the title of "the sport of kings" and breaking into polo — one of the oldest ball games in the world — is no mean feat. Nevertheless, the game is finding a following in Russia.