• The French Open

    The Polo French Open: The Very Best from our Sport!

     

    The French Open – or rather  the ‘’Opens’’ since there is now a Ladies’ version – marks a climax in the French Polo season. The mixed French Open is a prestigious title created back in the early 20th century. Both French and Argentinian players will be scrambling to enter their name in the record of achievements this year.

    From a sporting point of view, the quality of the 18th Edition is simply remarkable: 8 teams on the Mens’ side – mixed category – and 6 teams on the Ladies’ side. Great players, upto Handicap 8 (out of 10 maximum), great Argentinian names - Aguerre, Bensadon father & son, Elizalde, Laplacette, Maiquez, Pieres, Uranga, the best French players (Delfosse, Ngoumou, Paillol & Strom) and teams from France, England and Germany. We have 8 perfectly stable teams, which means a genuine challenge full of surprises to come.

    The female selection is even more impressive, including the three best world players - Nina Clarkin and Hazel Jackson from the United Kingdom, Lía Salvo from Argentina, as well as players from England, the United States, Thailand, the Czech Republic and Germany, as well as the French Ladies team that will prepare the forthcoming European Championship  in Italy.  The French Mens’ team will prepare, for its part, the Castel Trophy, an 8-goal tournament that will be played at the same time, involving 8 French and German teams. 

    To summarize, great polo is expected on all nine fields for three weeks at the Ferme d’Apremont. It will be wonderful to hang out in the September evenings and celebrate this fabulous end of season tournament, right upto its climax in the Finals of September 16th.

     

    AND THE WINNERS ARE... 

     

    PGH CUP 12/15 GOALS

    Team MARQUARD MEDIA  :

    Tommy Rinderknecht CAP O, Ignacio Kennedy 4, 

    Ramiro Zavaleta 4, Martin Aguerre 7

    Legendario best pony from Pancho Bensadon

     

    TROPHY ROLAND SADOUN

    Team COURANCES :

    Louis Jarrige 3, Romane Jamet 0,

    Valentin Vandeckerchove -1, Pierre Renaud -2

     

    INTERNATIONAL CUP 4/6 GOALS

    Team CAVOK :

    Arnaud de Chenevarin Cap 0, Jean Claude Le Grand 0, 

    Adrien Le Gallo 3, Julien Reynes 3

     

    SCANDINAVIAN CUP 0/4 GOALS

    Team HOME MADE GAME  :

    Kinga Nowakowska -1, Inga Stawinska -2,

    Eric Aronowicz 1, Roman Rampelo 3

     
     

     JUMPING CHANTILLY CUP 4/6 GOALS

    Team CAVOK :

    Arnaud de Chenevarin Cap 0, Jean Claude Le Grand 0, 

    Adrien Le Gallo 3, Julien Reynes 3

     

    WALTI CUP 0/2 GOALS 

    Team SURAZO :

    Marie-Jeanne Kappweiler -1, Philippe Lagubeau -1,

    Julien Reynes 3, Romane Jamet 0

     

    HORSEWARE CUP 4/6 GOALS

    Team LOS SCHATZIES :

    Mauricio Bolana Cap 0, Jella Herzer 0, 

    Harry Muddle 2, Santiago Stirling 4T

     

    Blue best pony from Santiago Stirling

     
     

    LADIES POLO CUP  4/8 GOALS

    Omédia Paris - Lucie Venot, Elena Venot, Jérôme Hue, Pearl Venot, Alice Brulé