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In 1995, the land of the farm Apremont became available. A group of friends who dreamed of opening in France for a large polo obtained from the Institute de France, a lease of 50 years to create the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly. The Club is organized as a limited company run by a group of investors riders determined to run a leisure activity with the rules of rigor and quality necessary for the success of any business.

Apremont land ideal for introducing polo fields and grass had already been chosen by Baron Robert de Rothschild in 1920 brought together the polo world league in the capital of the thoroughbred. A cavalier spirit, relaxed, continues to flourish in the countryside near Paris. The level of polo in Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly is constantly improving, thanks to the biggest players in the world, attracted by  competitions that serve as a model and example, and allow the Polo Club  to participate in the progress and development of English polo.

Five years ago the most famous tournament in French Polo turned female with the launch of the Ladies’ French Open, dedicated entirely, as its name suggests, to female players who are on the increase. This polo is calmer and also more refined. However it is also fiercely competitive. In 2016 the level of the tournament is reaching a new point and passing to 16 goals (in female handicap); the tournament is now the ultimate, highest level championship outside the frontiers of Argentina.

Open de France  HCP 12-16  in Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly

The Open de France’s finals were full of promises regarding the level of the semifinals, and even the all tournament. But sometimes, these promises can’t be kept: the challenge of a final can create a game tight and boring. It wasn’t the case, far from that, for this 2015 edition.

After a difficult week during which the games must have been played between the drops of rain, it’s under a brilliant sun that the mixed and feminine finals of the Open the France were played. Is it this argument that inspired the female and male players? In any case, it had inspired the public, large this year, and which occupied mainly the two lengths of this large 270 meters field. VIP lunch on one side (Argentine menu and wines of course), fancy picnic on the other side, all in a friendly atmosphere sorely mastered by the Polo Club of the Domaine of Chantilly.

The “ladies” final of the Open was the first good surprise of the afternoon. The game opposed the Franco-British Lowell team to the German Tom Tailor formation, defending champion. The score of the game that had pitted the two team during the pool match (7-3 for Lowell) could suggest that this final game would simply be a formality for the team gathered around one of the best female player in the world, the French Caroline Anier. But in this sport, nothing is written in advance and the Tom Tailor’s ladies were the one who took the lead under the leadership of the undertaking British Lucy Taylor, the well-named (for Tom Tailor). Behind most of the actions of her team, the solid British player helped to contain Caroline Anier and her team, leading the score until the last period (7-6). But the latest responded, allowing the French captain Françoise Spek’s team to win its first title, for its first participation (8-7).

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