From 30 January to 2 February 2014, the Bukovina Polo Snow Masters will be played for the fifth time in the Polish Tatra ski resort of Bukowina Tatrzanska. Four teams with three players each will kick off proceedings. There will also be a strong female contingent this year: five of the twelve players in the Tatra Cup are women.

In comparison to previous years, the playing field will be enlarged. With the support of Bukovina Hotel, the organisers realise a 140 metre long and 50 metre wide polo field – meaning faster runs and even more polo action.

Another change is that before the matches on Thursday and Friday, a Polo Academy will take place to which all resort guests are warmly invited. Together with their horses, players will give people a taster course of the oldest team sport in the world.

Pawel Olbrych, owner of the Buksza Polo & Riding Club where the Academy is taking place: “We believe that it will give a considerable boost to the fast-growing polo community in Poland. The spectators will feel more involved with this unusual event and we hope that they will think, ‘Hey, I could be there next year. In fact, I’ll make sure of it’.”