Sport of Kings
The sport of kings, this is an exciting sport and has an astounding number of spectators all over the world, following such renowned players as Facundo Pieres, Guillermo Caset and David Stirling. It is a fast and adrenaline-packed international sport, which is hard-hitting and has a lot of technicalities and skills required of each player and is a hugely competitive. It is also a multi-million pound high-goal team operation and the list of players who have taken part in the game looks like a page from ‘Who’s Who’, from the realms of business to aristocracy.
Polo ponies are stunning beasts and are trained to an exceptionally high standard, and for the annual snow polo tournament held in St Moritz set against the outstanding background of snow-capped mountains, where the horses wear flat shoes with studs to grip the snow and riders. Teams from around the world participate for the much sought-after Cartier Trophy on the frozen lake of St. Moritz.
While Polo is a prestigious sport played by top athletes, it is also a very social event and has a wonderfully societal atmosphere, with spectator apparel running the gamut from casual to couture you can’t go amiss with the likes of Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren. Pre-match dining with a Champagne brunch and mingling is one of the sport’s most preferential activities beside watching the game itself of course.