The World Championships in Chile once again showed that it’s not always the favourites that automatically have the advantage. There are too many factors in play for the sport ever to be predictable. Polo is always good for surprises, given that victory and defeat are so closely intertwined.
Reports on the World Championships in Chile and highlights of the Argentine Open can be found at the start of this edition of POLO+10 World. In Argentina, there were many people questioning the playing system, number of teams and the implementation of the qualifying matches of the most important tournament in the world and giving it new impetus. A certain amount of new territory was also covered in St. Moritz. Here, the founder of snow polo, Reto Gaudenzi, who first organised chukkas on the frozen Lake St. Moritz 30 years ago, once again took over organising the event.
We congratulate one of the most traditional and important polo clubs in Europe on its 60th birthday. The Guards Polo Club was founded six decades ago by Prince Philip and is still one of the top polo locations in England. We chatted about the activities and current aims of the Hurlingham Polo Association with the chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association John Wright.
We also met a major polo enthusiast in the USA at Greenwich Polo Club north of New York. Peter Brant has rendered outstanding services to the sport over the past 30 years and is also one of the most successful publishers and patrons in the United States.
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Here you will get a foretaste of the content:
Argentine Open: Relive the historic success of La Dolfina and learn more about the latest developments and discussions regarding the Argentine Open, the most important polo tournament in the world.
World Championship Chile: There is nothing better than becoming world champion – especially when the world championship takes place in your own country! Chile succeeded in this at the 10th FIP World Polo Championship and outperformed five other countries – including the country which has won the World Polo Championship most often.
U.S.Open: After two consecutive defeats in the past two finals of the U.S. Open, this year team Valiente, including polo star Adolfo Cambiaso, made it to the top of the winner’s podium.
La Patrona: La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club will open its doors at the end of 2015. POLO+10 already paid a visit the club in Mexico – and was excited about the polo paradise on the Riviera Nayarita.
German Polo Tour: In 2010 Christopher Kirsch founded the Germany-wide tour. Now in its sixth year, the German Polo Tour enjoys great popularity. In 2015 the German High Goal Championship will also form part of the tour.
60 Years Guards Polo Club: The Guards Polo Club is one of the most prestigious polo clubs in the world. POLO+10 congratulates and has dipped into the history books of the royal club.
Polo in Malaysia: There is no doubt that Malaysia is one of the most important polo countries in Southeast Asia. POLO+10 explains the reason why the Singapore Polo Club is the first Malaysian polo club and how the RMPA Polo Leagues have contributed to the success of polo in Malaysia.
Greenwich Polo: Peter Brant is an art collector, a film producer, publisher – and founder of the Greenwich Polo Club, which is located in close proximity to New York City. POLO+10 has talked with the US-American multi-billionaire about his passion – art and polo.
Types of Polo: Polo is not just played on grass, but also on sand, snow and in arenas. There is a vast number of different types of polo as well as sports related to polo. POLO+10 gives an overview and presents you some curiosities. For example, did you know that auto polo once enjoyed great popularity in the USA?
The Polo Handicap: Each players needs it, but there is no uniform system worldwide. In the current issue of POLO+10 you will read all about the reasons and whether the Federation of International Polo (FIP) wants to change this in the future.
Speaker’s Corner: Jan-Erik Franck with the latest news from the polo community.
Rege Ludwig: One of the best polo coaches in the world shares some of the most important basics in learning polo.
Mallorca: Right now, the Balearic Island is evolving into the new polo hotspot in Europe. But why do polistas love Mallorca? POLO+10 knows the details.
Where to buy: POLO+10 presents the must-haves of the season. In this issue: the hottest sunglasses.