On the icy lake of St. Moritz, a renowned tourist town for its luxury hotels and meeting of glamorous characters, this weekend took place the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz, the largest polo tournament played on snow.
The start of the competition dates back to 1985, the year of the first world polo tournament. Since then the St. Moriz Pole has become the first of its kind in the world and, even the most renowned sport to the point of attracting guests from every corner of the earth.
Special guest among the nations participating in this edition of the Polo St. Moritz 2017 was Azerbaijan, country where the sport of polo was born more than 3000 years ago.
The sun on Sunday morning did not only shine on the icy lake of St. Moritz, but also on the harness of horses and players’ accessories. The smell of saddle leather pervaded the air, while the champagne bubbles warmed the audience. And the Cartier Trophy? Well, that one was already shining.
The finalist teams were Team Cartier and Team badrutt’s Palace Hotel. Three points were scored in sequence by Rommy Gainni and Chris Hyde of Team Cartier, who with the final result of 7-4, was crowned overall winner.