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Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow

Listed under Festivals in St Moritz, Switzerland.

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As English team Captain Henry Brett once said, “to most, polo isn’t a sport, it’s an image.” If your only experience with Polo is buttoning your shirt in the morning then you need to make your way to the jetsetters playground of St Moritz, Switzerland for the Polo World Cup. Traditionally considered at British elite pastime, polo walks a delicate line between power and grace, human control and animal instincts. What makes this event extraordinary is that the whole game is played out on a snow turf covering the frozen lake of St Moritz with the Alps looming beyond like a row of shark’s teeth. The World Cup has no shortage of thoroughbred horses or equally well bred riders, but it is sponsored by the city of St. Moritz, which makes it open to commoners like us to attend. The tournament regularly makes the society pages of newspapers around the world, so this could be your chance to drink champagne with Europe's blueblood. Who knows, maybe you'll get lucky and find yourself in a candid with Prince William.

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“Cartier Polo World Cup”

Divots may be harder to replace at this polo match in St. Moritz. From the end of January through to the first few weeks of February, this four day tournament takes place on a well trusted frozen lake in name of the desirable Cartier trophy. Four of Polo… Read more...

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