From January 8th to 19th, 2014, the Fortune Heights Snow Polo World Cup will take place for the third time at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club in China. Twelve countries have signed up to take part, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Hong Kong/China, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the USA. This makes the Fortune Heights Snow Polo World Cup the largest snow polo tournament in the world.

The event is hosted by the Federation of International Polo (FIP) and the Equestrian Association of China. Over the past two years, the teams from Argentina and Hong Kong/China have dominated the action on the snow-covered playing field. Both times, Hong Kong/China has beaten the South Americans in the final and taken the coveted trophy home. It will be exciting to see if the team from Asia manages the hat trick in 2014.


The teams:
Australia (+16)
Edward Goold (+4)
Kelvin Johnson (+5)
John Baillieu (+7)

Brazil (+16)
Gustavo Garcia (+4)
Willian Rodrigues (+6)
Renato Junqueira (+6)

Canada (+15)
Brandon Phillips (+5)
Marcelo Abbiati (+5)
Todd Offen (+5)

Chile (+16)
Ignacio Vial Mazieres (+4)
Juan Eduardo Jaramillo (+6)
Matias Vial (+6)

England (+16)
Max Routledge (+5)
Jack Richardson (+5)
Max Charlton (+6)

France (+14)
Clément Delfosse (+4)
Pierre-Henri N’Gournou (+5)
Brieuc Rigaux (+5)

Hong Kong / China (+16)
Facundo Fernandez Llorente (+4)
John Fisher (+4)
Guillermo Terrera (+8)

Mexico (+16)
Julio Gracida (+5)
Valerio Aguilar (+5)
Carlos Gracida (+6)

New Zealand (+16)
Angus McKelvie (+5)
Christopher Brooks (+5)
Sam Hopkins (+6)

South Africa (+16)
Chris MacKenzie (+5)
Leroux Hendriks (+5)
Gareth Evans (+6)

Spain (+16)
Mario Gomez (+4)
Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña (+6)
Martin Ituarspe (+6)

USA (+15)
Del Walton (+3)
Pelon Escapite (+6)
Thomas Biddle Jr. (+6)