Top-class polo at the Berenberg High Goal Cup
- International players and 80 horses expected
- The Berenberg High Goal Cup is one of the most important tournaments of the season
Hamburg/Düsseldorf. From 13 to 15 June, the motto is ‘Let’s go Polo’ again, when German polo aces and South American ball wizards fight it out for the coveted silver trophy. For the eighth time now, Germany’s oldest private bank is hosting the Berenberg High Goal Cup at the Düsseldorf Equestrian and Polo Club.
“Once again, we will experience exciting contests and top-level polo”, promises Tilo Croonenberg, head of Berenberg’s Düsseldorf branch. “And from the very beginning, we have attached great importance to top quality.” The Berenberg High Goal Cup is part of polo’s top division, and showcases sporting contests that promise speed and precision, as well as team spirit and fairness. It’s therefore no surprise that the tournament is part of the German Polo Tour, an association of the most important German tournaments.
Four teams are expected, with those from Berenberg, Bucherer, Lanson and Land Rover lining up with a total of sixteen players and 80 horses to compete with one another over three days. Participants include top-class international players from Argentina, such as Pablo Jauretche (handicap +7, Land Rover team) and Ignacio Tillous (+6, Berenberg team). Representing Germany will be actor Heino Ferch and his wife Marie-Jeanette (both 0, Land Rover team) as well as Christopher Kirsch (+3, Bucherer team), captain of the national polo team and the organiser of the tournament. In polo, the team handicap comprises the sum of each player’s individual handicap, from -2 to +10 (world class).
As well as being a sporting spectacle, the tournament is also a social event and family occasion, and it fascinates a great number of spectators and now reaches a broad public. “The visitors are very enthusiastic, and this confirms our role as a main sponsor in continuing to promote the development of polo in Germany, and in particular in Düsseldorf”, says Croonenberg. Many thousands of fans make the journey every year to the Düsseldorf Equestrian and Polo Club (An der Reith). The contests will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 1.30 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m., when the four teams will fight it out for victory and rankings. Entry is €15, and children under twelve get in for free. There is also a strongly reduced Düsseldorf family ticket for €20 for parents and two children.
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