Top European and international polo in Chantilly
The Engel & Völkers French Open, under the umbrella of the French Polo Federation, brings together fourteen top-level teams over three weeks. Seventeen intense days where the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly becomes the largest European meeting of this discipline with more than a thousand polo horses on site. A technical and eventful feat also made possible thanks to the support of clubs and sports organizations based in the Île-de-France region.
For the past three years, the Engel & Völkers French Open has taken on a new sporting dimension, becoming the most competitive polo competition in September in Europe. This year, a record number of fourteen teams will take part in the Open. Teams from Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, Switzerland, and France, who, to ensure their competitiveness, have hired top Argentinean pros, the kind of players that are seen at the end of the year in the most important tournament in the world: the Argentine Open.
This exceptional line-up bodes well for some stunning games, as is often the case in September in Chantilly. Games open to the public during the week with, in parallel, other tournaments such as the Castel Trophy (6-8 goals) or the French Women’s Open (13 to 18 September) which, once again, attracts some of the best female players in the world. Three weeks not to be missed under any circumstances, to discover polo in a relaxed way during the week or the great event that is the day of the finals, on Sunday 18 September, with its village, food-trucks, stands and animations, which will be open from 16 September.
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Photo Engel & Volker – Winner of the 2021 French Open, La Magdeleine will come back to defend its title with its two Argentine cracks Tito Ruiz Guiñazu and Facundo Llorente (1st and 2nd left)