Hublot Polo Gold Cup – When an airport becomes a polo club

The work to transform the new airport Gstaad-Saanen into a polo club is already in full swing and in a few days, everything will be ready to host the 23rd edition of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup which begins Thursday, August 16th and will end Sunday, August 19th.
For several days now, the teams have been working on assembling the stables and the exhibitors’ village, as well as preparing the grass field - which requires real expertise - on which the six matches will be played. Early next week, several trucks from across Europe will take the road to the mountain to bring the 120 horses of the 16 players and 2 referees of the tournament. In addition to the 120 boxes needed to house the four-legged athletes, tons of straw, hay, and oats are also needed. The 28.000 m2 space will also host 18 exhibitors stands, a children’s play area and an important VIP area where the Gstaad Palace team will serve a total of 1.500 meals during the VIP lunches and the Saturday’s Night Gala.
More than 7000 visitors will come to admire players from Argentina mostly, but also from Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and of course Switzerland. The four teams bearing the colours of sponsors Hublot, Bank Eric Sturdza, Gstaad Palace and Clinique La Prairie, will compete in the qualifying games on Thursday, followed by the semi-finals on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. On Friday, the polo atmosphere will come to the streets of Gstaad with the traditional parade. Accompanied by carriages and bell ringers, the players and their horses will come to salute the villagers.

More information about the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad:

The Teams
Team Hublot (HCP 12)
Matteo Beffa (0) BEFFA CH0
Gerardo Consentino (0)
Julio Novillo Astrada (7)
Santiago Schweizer (5)

Team Banque Sturzda (HCP 14)
Cedric Schweri (0)
Marcos Riglos (5)
Nico Lopez Fuentes (4)
Joao Novaes (5)

Team Gstaad Palace (HCP 12)
Marco Maximilian Elser (0)
Marcos antinori (3)
Nicolas Antinori (4)
Pedro Fernandez Llorente (5)

Clinique La Prairie (HCP 14)
Faris al-Yabhouni (0)
Augustin Canale (6)
Hugo Barabucci (5)
Gonzalo Bernal (3)

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