It is without a doubt one of the most original tournaments of the summer season. It is at least one of the « highest » as it is played at an altitude of 1000 meters. This year, the Hublot Polo Gold Cup in Gstaad will once again welcome four teams for four days of sport, conviviality and festivities.
The famous Swiss resort of Gstaad loves horses, especially polo ponies. The Hublot Polo Gold Cup is a well-established tournament as it celebrates its 22nd edition, the 12th under the presidency of Pierre Genecand. The event has welcomed some of the most famous polo players like Marcos Heguy, winner of the mythical Argentine Open and a true legend of this sport.
This year, four 14-goal teams (this is the highest level played on grass in Switzerland) will fight for the coveted trophy on the airfield of Saanen-Gstaad surrounded by picturesque alpine scenery. The teams include eight professional Argentine players with a handicap of 5 and 6 like Pablo Jauretche (Riva), once a handicap 8 and who played the world’s biggest tournaments like Deauville, Sotogrande and of course the Argentine Copa Càmara de Disputados. Brothers Eduardo and Francisco Menendez who won the tournament in 2005 as well as Brazil’s Olavo Novaez, handicap 7 and last year’s finalist, will demonstrate their talents.
“The sport is of course the main focus of the event, explains Pierre Genecand, but in Gstaad, polo takes a whole new dimensions thanks to our prestigious sponsors who trust us since many years. Hublot, of course, who supports us since 9 years, but also Banque Eric Sturdza and Gstaad Palace who are faithful partners and Ferrari who joined us last year thanks to Garage Zénith SA. Thanks to this prestigious car maker I was able to share from the inside their recent double success in Monaco. This year, RIVA Motorboats will also sponsor a team. The Hublot Gold Cup is a place where relationships are made and has become a major event where the pleasant and friendly atmosphere is a priority. I personally make sure of that. This year will certainly be another great moment to remember!”
Each year, the Hublot Polo Gold Cup welcomes more than 6000 guests for three days of games and festivities and the famous players parade that takes places in the streets of Gstaad on Friday.
The Hublot Gold Cup is the main event of the Swiss summer season offering sport, gastronomy (served by the team of Gstaad Palace) and lifestyle. A not-to-be-missed event from 17th to 20th of August.