Traditional Oil Paintings in the Classical Tradition
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18"h x 18" l        Oil on Linen Original      
© Kay Witherspoon 2006

Featuring world class polo teams, Cartier and AMG in St. Moritz, Switzerland, at the traditional winter Polo matches.

St. Moritz Polo Club actively promotes the legendary sport of polo in Switzerland and proudly hosts the world's most prestigious winter polo tournament, the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow.  Each year, four teams with handicaps between 18 and 22 goals join battle on the frozen Lake St. Moritz for the coveted Cartier Trophy.  Here, strength, elegance, speed, pride and the traditional British sporting spirit are present in abundance.


St. Moritz is one of the cradles of the game of polo in continental Europe. In 1899 the first polo field was laid out at St. Moritz Bad on the initiative of a group of British cavalry officers, who used to play polo as part of their military training and to while away the time. In 1959 the St. Moritz Polo Club was founded under the chairmanship of Dr. P. R. Berry. Founder members included Andrea Badrutt, Peter Kaspar and Col. Lodi from Rome. The St. Moritz Polo Club has staged numerous summer and winter polo tournaments since 1960. Since 1984 St. Moritz has been the venue for the world’s most prestigious winter polo tournament. As a sporting event, the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow ranks second to none.

St. Moritz Polo AG has been appointed to arrange and hold the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow since 2005.

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