What a final, what a victory. La Dolfina has managed the ultimate win and POLO+10 was there, following all the matches. This is why we decided to dedicate the cover of the current issue to La Dolfina and its historic victory. The Triple Crown in Argentina is still the most important series in international polo and is where benchmarks are set. And the General Assembly of the Federation of International Polo (FIP) here in Buenos Aires is where the foundations for the future have been laid, as they are every year. We know now that Sydney has been chosen as the location for the World Championship 2017 and competitor Florida has lost out.
Over the coming year, we can look forward to the European Championship on Berlin’s Maifeld, whose event organiser Moritz Gädeke has just been named FIP ambassador by the international federation. We at POLO+10 are very much looking forward to producing the tournament magazine for this high-class event and taking care of the international PR work.
For this issue, we’ve been on the hunt for the most exciting polo stories from around the world. New Zealand, Singapore, Azerbaijan and Ascona are just some of the locations we want to take you to. We’re particularly looking forward to a première in 2016: a polo tournament will take place for the first time on the Croatian Adriatic coast in Rovinj, Istria.
Argentina, USA and England are the “big 3”. More than half of all clubs and players can be found here. But what about the other countries? POLO+10 did some research and in its new issue presents the polo universe in terms of numbers – unique on a global scale!
We would like to invite you to join us on an inernational polo tour with this issue of POLO+10 World. All the best, we’ll see you again in spring 2016. Until then, you can follow all our news on www.poloplus10.com
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Here you will get a foretaste of the content:
Historic Victory: They have made it: For the first time in the history of the sport of polo a team has managed to win the Argentine Triple Crown for three consecutive years. A historic victory!
Open de France: Even in Chantilly, such good horses and such a high playing standard isn’t a given. The two finals of the Open de France 2015 were true thrillers with lots of surprising moments.
Berenberg German Polo Masters Sylt: Even under hard weather conditions Sylt stays unbeatable a unique polo destination in Europe. Since 1998 polo is played on the island. Now Germanys’ eldest Private Bank took the title sponsoring.
Land Rover NZ Polo Open: The NZ Polo Open at Auckland Polo Club is the premier polo tournament in New Zealand. On 21 February 2016, the high goal tournament will take place for the 49th time.
Singapore Polo Club: Interview with Rickard Hogberg, President of the Singapore Polo Club, which was founded in 1886 and ranges among the most exclusive polo clubs in the world. The club expanded a lot, the number of players has doubled in the last 10 years.
Coronel Suárez: Coronel Suárez is considered to be the most successful team in the history of the sport of polo. POLO+10 took a look at the history books and presents the most important numbers, facts & figures.
Polo in numbers: Argentina, USA and Europe are the big polo nations. More than half of all clubs and players can be found here. But what about the other countries? And how many clubs and players can be found worldwide? POLO+10 did some research and presents the polo universe in terms of numbers. Many thanks to everyone for the great support!
More than flying: Gulfstream sets high standards, not only in the sky, but also on the ground. This year for the first time the American aircraft manufacturer took over the title sponsoring of the most prestigious polo tournament in the Western United States, the Pacific Coast Open at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
Sacha Jí, Ecuador: Luxurious wellness hotel and sustainable architecture in harmony with nature – the boutique hotel Sacha Jí, a good 90 kilometres north of the Ecuadorian capital Quito, has managed to effortlessly combine seemingly contrasting worlds.