HONG KONG POLO ASSOCIATION (HKG) will be the first Asian team to play the POLO RIDER CUP, competing against the Chantilly Polo Club (FRA), Hamburger Polo Club (GER), Dos Lunas Polo Club (SPA), Moscow Polo Club (RUS), Evviva Polo St. Moritz (SUI), Düsseldorf Polo Club (GER), Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago (USA), Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley (USA), Deauville International Polo Club (FRA) and Polo Park Zürich (SUI). The POLO RIDER CUP will be held from 10 to 20 June 2021 at the Polo Club of Chantilly, north of Paris.

The Hong Kong Polo team will comprise the following players:

1. Cyrille Costes (0)  
2. Adrien Le Gallo (+3)
3. Thierry Vetois (+3)
4. Brieuc Rigaux (+6)

Raphael Le Masne de Chermont, Vice-President of Hong Kong Polo Association, comments: “Polo was brought to Hong Kong by the British Army in the 60s and left the territory with the handover to China in 1997. Today enthusiast polo players fly the Hong Kong flag around the world like nomads from the steps of Mongolia to the fields of China and South East Asia. We are delighted to defend the Hong Kong colours at the POLO RIDER CUP in Chantilly and compete with a curation of some of the best International Polo clubs around the world.”

Cyrille Costes, Captain of Hong Kong Polo, comments: “As I live in Asia, I’m very happy and proud to be the Captain of the Hong Kong Polo team for the POLO RIDER CUP and to be playing again with my long-time friend and teammate Brieuc Rigaux.”

Benoît Perrier, CEO & Co-Founder of GAME Polo, comments : “Hong Kong is the symbol of a fast and competitive world. The team that will defend Hong Kong Polo shares its values, it’s a very structured line-up with its captain Cyrille Costes and its manager and flagship player, Brieuc Rigaux. This team has the advantage of having its entire organization based in France. The dragon polo team will not be an opponent to be underestimated.”

For more information, please contact GAME Polo at: media@game-polo.com