If there is one game that should not be missed out on, it is definitely the one where the France team will encounter an official Argentine selection on 22 May 2016, as part of the 20th anniversary of the Polo Club of Chantilly.
For the first time in its history, the French team displays a 21 goals level, with Brieuc Rigaux (hdc 6), Pierre Henri Ngoumou, Clément Delfosse and Patrick Paillol (each hdc 5). Today, France has become the second best European national selection behind Great Britain and world’s eight.
These French players will now play and win foreign tournaments where they enter the competition as professionals.
For the first time, these four best French players will team up to face a national Argentine selection as equivalent level. The Asociación Argentina de Polo, Argentina’s Polo Federation, will select an official team to play a great moment of French polo history, to live on the court side on May 22, at 14h30. This historical match will be preceded by a parade representing all active equestrian activities of Chantilly: Polo, showjumping (the LGCT leg will take place the next week-end), races (Chantilly hosts this year the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe), driving, hunting and the equestrian art with the Museum of Horse.
11:00am – 3:00pm
– 3rd day of games of the Coupe du Domaine de Chantilly
– Picnic of the elegants
Chantilly equestrian world parade
This celebration will be surrounded by festivities with activities for the public. The France-Argentina game will be preceded by a spectacular equestrian parade representing all disciplines through which Chantilly became famous: racing, show jumping, hunting, driving, and Haute-Ecole dressage.
Team Argentina (+22)
Ignacio Kennedy (+3)
Juan P. Chavanne (+5)
Francisco Bensadon (+8)
Martin Aguerre Jr (+6)
Clément Delfosse (+5)
Patrick Paillol (+5)
Brieuc Rigaux (+6)
Pierre Henri Ngoumou (+5)
The Polo Club of Chantilly
In 1996, Patrick Guerrand-Hermès, creative and visionary man, has the audacious idea of opening the world of polo to a wide audience, thereby making it affordable for players and also more accessible to the public. Today, the Polo Club of Chantilly is the biggest polo school in France, and one of the biggest Polo club in Europe. It extends over the 205 hectares of the Apremont Farm (XVIIth century) and has an exceptional site, bordering the Chantilly forest, Capital of Horse, 45 minutes away from Paris. The Polo Club of Chantilly organizes numerous international competition, such as the Spring Triple-Crown, and the French Opens in September.