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