The Austrian Arena Polo Open 2016 are in the books, having a deserved winner with Team Happy Horse. More than 30.000 people visited the fair and many of them watched the fast arena polo games of the Austrian Arena Polo Open and the Youth Arena Polo Open tournaments. [Read More]
Playing in the “Round Robin”-mode, all teams showed fast and technical polo, what resulted in many beautiful goals. A lot of games were tight until the final seconds like when Team Austria Trend Hotel could beat Team SanoVet with a goal right before the final whistle. Or in the other game when Team Happy Horse could turn the game against Team Austria Trend Hotel late in the second Chukker and win 6:4. In the end it was Team Happy Horse with Benjamin Darroux and Edith Kelz who could win most Chukkers and thus win the 2016 title with 13 points collected, Team SanoVet got second with 6 points and Team Austria Trend Hotel got third with 4 points.
Stunning Kids and Youth Polo
Also the kids and teens from NOE Polo Club showed their talent at three gamedays. Their open and fast games would have deserved more spectators, but due to the early time of 9am in the morning, some places on the stands remained empty. However, those spectators that were there cheered the teams up.
Polo and More
Between the games, staff and players enjoyed Austrias biggest Equestrian Fair, the Apropos Pferd and it’s many fair stands, food trucks and the rest of the show programme like showjumping, dressage and much more or relaxed at the A Quechua Fair Stand. (Watch the pictures here) In the evening many folks have been seen at the bar discussing the chukkers and highlights and on Saturday night everyone enjoyed best Austrian food at the Players Night. Hope to see you all next year!