The French polo season resumed last week with the first official tournaments. In Chantilly, 2 titles were already awarded last weekend and polo will now return to a cruising speed, close to what it used to be in “the world before”. With its traditional high point: The French Open and the celebration of its 20th anniversary this year!
More than 400 horses currently live on the grounds of the Ferme d’Apremont, where the Polo Club is located. 300 more will arrive in September for the French Open, during which 3 other important tournaments will take place, including the Women’s French Open.
Because polo is played by both men and women, especially in Chantilly during the 2 tournaments exclusively dedicated to female players: the Ladies Cup in August and the prestigious French Open in September, attracting the best players in the world for the most important women’s competition outside Argentina.
At least 6 teams are expected for each version of the French Open, represented by players from 10 nations. For the men’s Open, it will be a special year: created in 2000, we will celebrate its 20th anniversary! In the past 2 decades, this prestigious tournament has welcomed many great names of the sport, including living legends who have won the most coveted title: the Argentine Open.
The French Open is also the last step of the French Triple Crown, after the Silver and Gold Cups of Deauville.