Champions, Chukkas and Champagne Showers … Welcome to our POLO+10 review on a vibrant and thrilling polo summer.

Eventful, varied and ambitious: the 2016 polo year certainly had a lot to offer. One of the biggest highlights of the European polo summer season was the XI FIP Polo European Championship on the historic Maifeld in Berlin. FIP president Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers and European representative of the world association Dr Piero Dillier were also present in Berlin. The only downer was that the title defenders from England couldn’t be there as they cancelled their participation at short notice. Despite this, it was a great European Championship for which POLO+10 had the honour of producing the 100-page tournament magazine. All eyes will now be on the World Championship in Sydney in autumn 2017.

The POLO+10 World Tour also continues with some exciting destinations. Mongolia, Ibiza and India were on the agenda and we’re pleased about the huge demand from polo players all over the world who are interested in one or several of the destinations on our World Tour. You can find more dates and details on our website. We hope you have fun reading all about the different polo-related topics that took us from Berlin to France, Brazil and elsewhere as well as lots of useful information on tournament systems and penalties that professionals such as Mark Holmes assisted us with.


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Here you will get a foretaste of the content:
XI FIP European Championship 2016: Ireland is European Polo Champion 2016. The national team from the Emerald Isle with Max and Stephen Hutchinson, Creighton Boyd and Michael Henderson defeated France in the final at the Maifeld in Berlin with 7-4 and gains the title for the first time.

German Polo Tour: More international, competitive and more spectators than ever before – in its seventh year, the German Polo Tour 2016 continues its success story.

Ascona: “Dubai meets Switzerland”: The seventh edition of the Hublot Polo Cup Ascona in southern Switzerland was exciting and exotic, taking a leaf straight out of the pages of “1001 Nights”. Polo, party and performance at their best!

Baku: Following the first ever FIP Arena Polo European Championship in 2015, presented by the ARAF Elite Horse & Polo Club in cooperation with the World Polo GmbH, in September 2016 the Club hosted the CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan. Fine and thrilling Arena Polo.

Brazil: The polo scene in Brazil – and particularly at the Helvetia Polo Club at Indaiatuba (São Paulo) – took remarkable steps throughout the years and developed at a rapid speed. An excursion to the new polo mekka Brazil.

Polo tournament systems: Which tournament system matches to which number of players? And how is a goal advantage calculated? Who is the Lucky Loser and which team is happy about a Sudden Death? We answer the basic questions about game systems in the sport of polo.

Interview Brieuc Rigaux: In April 2016, Brieuc Rigaux’s handicap was raised to 6 goals, which makes him the best French polo player at present. POLO+10 spoke to him about his beginnings in playing polo, his polo career so far and his favourite horses.

Penalty: Mark Holmes is one of the best and continuously booked certified umpires in the international polo world. Here, he explains in detail everything you need to know about the different kinds of penalty in the sport of polo.

Nay Palad: Carolin Dekeyser is the Founder and Creative Director of Nay Palad as well as board member of the Dekeyser&Friends Foundation. Portrait of a wonderful person, fashion globetrotter and visionaire of humanity.