The Polo Rider Cup 2021 contender lineup is now complete! There will be 12 teams from across the globe competing for the much-coveted title of the year.
Joining the previously confirmed teams Chantilly Polo Club, Hamburger Polo Club, Dos Lunas Polo Club, Moscow Polo Club, and Evviva Polo St. Moritz are challengers from Germany, the US, France, Switzerland, and Asia. The teams will meet face-to-face for the highly-anticipated tournament happening from June 10 to 20 at the Polo Club of Chantilly.
Polo Club Düsseldorf from Germany joins the prestigious cup, with players Adrian Laplacette (6), Miguel Amieva (4), Jesus Bordoni (2), and Otto Blank (0) on their lineup. Deauville International Polo Club from France also signed up, bringing together members Ulysse Eisenchteter (0), Patrick Eisenchteter (1), Pierre-Henri NGoumou (6), and Juan Jose Stormi (5). And all the way from Switzerland, Polo Park Zürich is set to participate with a lineup composed of Min Podesta (7), Carlos Solari (4), Elena Venot (1), and Richard Harris (0).
Meanwhile, US teams Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago, composed of Larry Aschebrook (0), Lukas Sdrenka (2), Matias Obregon (4), and Juan Martin Obregon (6), and Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley, with Clément Smith (0), Guillermo Li (4), Tito Ruiz Guiñazu (7), Derek Smith (1), and Caroline Anier (1), will vie for the Polo Rider trophy as well.
Completing the twelve teams are Hong Kong Polo Club from Asia, with Cyrille Costes (0), Adrien Le Gallo (3), Thierry Vetois (3), and Brieuc Rigaux (6), and La Aguada Polo Club from Argentina, with Sebastian Schneberger (0), Valentin Novillo Astrada (6), Max Bosch (3), and Moritz Gaedeke (3).
The teams were divided into two groups and four zones of three teams each. Group 1 – Zone A comprises Hong Kong Polo, Chantilly Polo Club, and Moscow Polo Club. Group 1 – Zone B includes Hamburger Polo Club, Polo Club Düsseldorf, and Polo Park Zürich.
Group 2 – Zone C is composed of Deauville International Polo Club, La Aguada Polo Club, and Dos Lunas Polo Club. Finally, Group 2 – Zone D houses Empire Polo Club Coachella, Las Brisas Polo Club Chicago, and Evviva Polo St Moritz.
For the qualification phase to the semi-finals, all Group 1 teams from Zone A meet teams from Zone B and all Group 2 teams from Zone C meet teams from Zone D.
The Polo Rider Cup also announced their official partners for the event. MAISON DÉCALÉ will serve as the official outfitter for the match for the next three editions of the cup. The brand will also create dedicated merchandise that will be sold through its online channels and on-site.
Italian coffee brand STREETALY will be the official coffee for the event’s next two editions. They’re set to bring its iconic Piaggio APE trike, proposing all their range of coffee to all spectators/visitors.
Meanwhile, Château de Ferrand will be the official wine supplier for the VIP Hospitality of the event. They will serve at all official functions, notably the Welcome Dinner, Asado Argentino, and Gala Dinner. All the VIPs will experience the delicacy of Château de Ferrand, a “Grand Cru Classé de Saint Emilion.”
FormaHoof will take care of the team’s polo string as Polo Rider Cup’s official hoof health partner for their next three editions. The brand is also part of the tourney’s “Best Playing Pony” award.
Lastly, Château de Chantilly will be the destination partner for the competition’s next two editions. The venue will host a special evening with “Grandes Ecuries – Musée du Cheval” and an equestrian show.
You may catch the Polo Rider Cup 2021 at the beIN SPORTS, which will broadcast the tournament highlights in 12 territories, including the United States, Canada, Turkey, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, East Timor, and Hong Kong. Live broadcasts will also be available through ClipMyHorse.TV.