It seemed obvious to me to offer, within the Principality of Monaco, an annual event to gather a qualitative audience around a sport as prestigious as Polo. There is a clear adequacy between the values of this sport and the cultural aspects of the location. A community of thought… An art of living in symbiosis
– Francesco Mitrano, President of Monte-Carlo Polo Club and Monte-Carlo Polo Federation –
Polo at the sparkling principality on the Cote d’Azur: It was no easy feat but Francesco Mitrano, Founder and President of the Monaco Polo Federation, found the perfect place for polo- a sumptuous private property just a few minutes drive from Monaco. Its first event, and third in the Monte Cup series, will be held during the first week of July 2015. The Monte Carlo Polo Federation is proud to announce that our event this year under the coveted patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and included in the Principality’s flagship event “2015: L’Année de la Russie”. The Monte Carlo Polo Federation strives to bring polo playing and international polo to Monaco. Our Club House, Riding School, and playing fields shall soon attest to this.
Since the enthusiasms of the two previous editions, hosted confidentially, the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup takes off in 2015, in order to offer, from the 2nd to 5th of July, a tournament on an international scale. Ranked as a 10-goal tournament, the sporting event will inaugurate a luxurious private field located on the heights of the Principality of Monaco; skillfully combining sporting and socialite events, in places which made the Principality notorious. The opening ceremony, a parade of the knights on the famous Place du Casino, privatized for the occasion, sets the pace for the manifestation.
The Monte-Carlo Polo Cup has been designed with the objective of offering to its attendees 4 exceptional days during which sport and luxury come together, between Polo matches, fancy cocktails and prestigious receptions. Not forgetting, our must-attend Ladies Hat Contest and the Closing ceremony orchestrated by a Charity Gala in favour of “Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco”.
La Martina is synonymous with and symbolic of polo. From its origins in Argentina 30 years ago La Martina now has over 75 shops worldwide supplying not only highly advanced polo equipment but also a highly sought after fashion range. La Martina is the official clothing and equipment suppliers for Monte-Carlo Polo Cup.
Our goal is to provide access to the sport to Monaco residents in a friendly and non-threatening atmosphere. The school will offer polo pony rentals, organized and progressive training sessions, access to the field for practice and participation in local and international tournaments.
– Francesco Mitrano, Founder and President Monte-Carlo Polo Club –