Dear Polo aficionados,
My name is Jan-Erik (aka “The Voice of polo”) and it is my pleasure to tell you a little bit about where polo took me all over the world back in 2019. I hope you enjoy…..
Like at the beginning of every year, you will find me at some of the most stunning and breathtaking taking snow-polo locations on the planet. 2019 kicked off with an extra ordinary polo event taking me to the heart of Milan during fashion week where the world renowned designer Philipp Plein combined polo with fashion. Polo players and their ponies, all of course dressed up for the occasion, thrilled the crowd with a fashion show never seen or done before.
Watch this space as there are plans to host such spectacular events again in the future.
It was then off to Kitzbühel, Austria before heading onto the frozen lake of St. Moritz, Switzerland for “The” ultimate of snow polo events on the planet. A must-see for anyone who loves the mountains and watching this thrilling sport. It was then straight from the cold and into the hot as I was now heading to Wellington, Florida for the inaugural WPL (The World Polo League), the highest level of polo (26 goals) played outside of Argentina. The creme de la creme of the worlds best polo players battled it out over 3 months playing for 4 grass tournaments and finishing with a fun beach tournament on Miami Beach. A great excuse to escape the grey and cold European weather at this time of the year.
After 3 months state-side, I was very happy to be back in Europe again and hit the ground running with beach and grass tournaments all over Europe. Berlin, Amsterdam, Ascona, Munich, Düsseldorf, and of course Waalre were just some of the great European destinations where I saw some superb polo.
So after a very long summer of European polo I was off back again to the US, this time for a celebrity charity match hosted by Nacho Figueras in LA before heading back onto Wellington for the autumn season at Grand Champions Polo Club, one of the very few polo clubs where you can watch and play polo all year round. But it doesn’t stop there as I will be off again to Aspen, Colorado in December for the snow polo tournament up in the mountains. Yes, I will get back just in time for Christmas where I will manage to get a bit of downtime before it all starts again in 2020.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this little summary of 2019 and I am, as every year, delighted to be back in Waalre which without doubt is up there amongst some of my most favourite polo destinations and polo events. Hope you enjoy the winter and spring and I look forward seeing you field-side.
Your Voice of polo