SPORT > St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow 2014
The St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The tournament, which was first held in the winter of 1985, has grown in size over the years and become increasingly professional, and is now one of the most famous and oldest winter polo tournaments worldwide. For 30 years, the best polo players in the world, including Nacho Figueras have come together to chase the orange ball over the frozen Lake St. Moritz and accumulate points for the individual player rankings. Each year, over four days, thousands of spectators follow the top-class polo while enjoying the incomparable atmosphere on the lake. This year the 4 teams participating are Team BMW, Team Deutsche Bank, Team Cartier and Team Ralph Lauren.
From Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February spectators and guests shall be experiencing this iconic event against a backdrop 1800m above sea level, and the teams promise games at the highest level. A black tie cocktail gala is held on the 1st February at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains.
St. Moritz is one of the cradles of the game of polo in continental Europe. In 1899 the first polo field was laid out in St. Moritz-Bad on the initiative of a group of British cavalry officers who used to play polo as part of their military training and to while away the time. In 1959 the St. Moritz Polo Club was founded under the chairmanship of Dr P. R. Berry. Founder members included Andrea Badrutt, Peter Kaspar and Col. Lodi from Rome. Since 1960, the St. Moritz Polo Club has organised numerous summer and winter polo tournaments, such as the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow.
St. Moritz is a resort we know well. Last winter we completed this private residence for a European family, overlooking Lake Silvaplana. Working with a team of local craftsmen over 18 months, we wanted to share some photographs with you today.
Polo images courtesy of St.Moritz Polo World Cup (c) Tony Ramirez
Project photography courtesy of Philip Vile. For new project enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the St. Moritz polo click here.
Nicky’s World – January 2014