The Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley (USA) returns to the POLO RIDER CUP, joining Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago (USA), Hamburger Polo Club (GER), Evviva Polo St. Moritz (SUI), Deauville International Polo Club (FRA), Polo Club of Chantilly (FRA) and Polo Park Zürich (SUI) in the field of the 2022 POLO RIDER CUP, which will be held from 8 to 18 June 2022 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris (France).
The Empire Polo Club team will comprise the following players:
1. Clément / Victoria Smith (0), FRA
2. Guillermo Li (+49, PER
3. Tito Ruiz Guiñazu (+7), ARG
4. Derek Smith (+1), USA
Derek Smith, Captain of Empire Polo Club, comments: “Our team, representing the famous Empire Polo Club, is looking forward to take part in the second POLO RIDER CUP at the Chantilly Polo Club, the most prestigious Club in France. Our family team is always promoting sportsmanship within the tournaments, friendship among polo players and we also like to share our love for horses. We are certain this second POLO RIDER CUP will continue to promote our values.”
Benoît Perrier, CEO & Co-Founder of GAME POLO, comments: “We are very enthusiastic to announce the second participation of Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley from the West coast of the USA. The team is composed of four nationalities and one of the strongest players of the tournament: Tito Ruiz Guiñazu. The organization keeps the same team line-up, they were playing fantastically in 2021 and certainly played one of the fastest games during the semi-finals. They can also count on the team management and coaching of Caroline Anier.”