On June 26, 2016 the Moscow Polo Club will host the XI Russia Open Polo Championship â the most important tournament of the Russian polo calendar, organized under supervision of the Russian federation of polo players. Russian clubs will battle for victory in the longest running and most prestigious polo tournament in Russia.
The event is more than just the highlight of the Russian polo season, it is also an important event for Moscow socialites, attracting a good VIP audience and receiving a lot of press coverage. Traditionally hosted at the Moscow Polo Club since its inception in 2005, the Russian Open is the ideal event to enjoy polo at its finest while enjoying the luxury associated with polo at the side of the field.
Guests and players will be met by the Rodzianko family, closely associated with the revival of polo in Russia: Alexis Rodzianko, the President of the Moscow Polo Club and Misha Rodzianko, the Director of the Club and the best Russian player. Between the chukkers (periods) guests will be invited to the field to participate in the traditional turf trampling ceremony, and the winners of the tournament, the best player and the best polo pony will be named at the end of the game.
Address: Moscow Region, Dmitrov district, 56 km. of Dmitrov highway,
âTseleevo Golf and Polo Clubâ
Guests gathering: 15:00
Game start: 16:00
Entry by tickets only: www.moscowpoloclub.com/tournaments/ (500 roubles per person or 7,500 roubles including access to the VIP-area with brunch and beverages). Free for kids under 12 years old.
For more information and photos please contact:
Irina Efimova (Lugovaia)Â +7 (926) 823-1082 Â [email protected]
Valeria ChernovaÂ +79165811390 Â [email protected]
About the Moscow Polo Club:
Launched in 2003, the Moscow Polo Club returned polo to Russia after nearly 100 years of the sportsâ absence during communism. The oldest and largest club in Russia relocated to the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club in 2009 and now sits on 30 hectares of land, next door to a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. The club boasts two impeccable regulation sized polo fields designed by Alejandro Battro, one practice field surrounded by a 1 km track, and an outdoor arena and stables that can accommodate up to 80 polo ponies. The Moscow Polo Club hosts the majority of tournaments and meetings of the Russian polo season.
The winter season lasts from mid-January to mid-March. The summer season lasts from mid-May to mid-September.
The Moscow Polo Club also houses a Polo Academy, which has brought up a good number of Russiaâs players.