June 26, 2016 the Moscow Polo Club will host the XI Russian Open Polo Championship – sanctioned by the Russian Federation of Polo Players. Russia’s most avid polo players will battle for victory in the longest running and most prestigious polo tournament in Russia.

The event is more than just the highlight of the Russian polo season, it is also an important event for Moscow socialites, attracting a good VIP audience and receiving excellent press coverage. Traditionally hosted at the Moscow Polo Club since its inception in 2005, the Russian Open is the ideal event to see polo at its finest while enjoying the luxury associated with polo field side.

Guests and players will be greeted by the Rodzianko family, closely associated with the revival of polo in Russia: Alexis Rodzianko, the President of the Moscow Polo Club and Misha Rodzianko, the club’s director and highest rated Russian player.


Teams that will participate in the tournament:
Moscow Polo Club 1 (3)

Gleb Fetisov (-2)
Egor Zaostrovtsev (1)
Alexis Rodzianko (0)
Esteban Panelo (4)

Moscow Polo Club 2 (1)
Marina Belyakova (-1)
Ekaterina Tyurina (-1)
Anastasia Rodzianko (0)
Misha Rodzianko (3)

Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club (0)
Dmitry Kozachenko (-1)
Ekaterina Kozachenko (-1)
Alyona Chekhova (-1)
Tomas Panelo (3)

Address: Moscow Region, Dmitrov district, 56 km. of Dmitrov highway, Tseleevo, Moscow Polo Club
Guests gathering: 3.00 pm
Game start: 4.00 pm

Entry by tickets only: www.moscowpoloclub.com/tournaments (500 rubles per person or 7,500 rubles including access to the VIP-area with brunch and beverages). Free for kids under 12 years old.


About the Moscow Polo Club
Founded in 2003, the Moscow Polo Club retuned polo to Russia after nearly 100 years of the sports’ absence during communism. The oldest and largest club in Russia relocated to the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club in 2009 and now sits on 30 hectares next door to a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. The club boasts two impeccable regulation sized polo fields designed by Alejandro Battro, one practice field surrounded by a 1 km track, an outdoor arena and stables that can accommodate up to 80 polo ponies. The Moscow Polo Club hosts the majority of tournaments and meetings of the Russian polo season. The winter season lasts from mid-January to mid-March. The summer season lasts from mid-May to mid-September. The Moscow Polo Club also houses a Polo Academy, which has brought up a good number of Russia’s players.