Baku, September 8, AZERTAC
“ARAF-Elite Horse & Polo Club now presents the CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan from 9-11 September 2016. This year four club teams are competing for the victory,” Secretary General of the Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan Bahruz Nabiyev said in a press conference held on September 8.
The competitions will start on September 9 at 18:00 in Baku. On the last day of the tournament, the races will be held for the third place. The teams can resort to 100 excellent polo ponies from Argentina (80) and the local region Qarabag (20).
As part of the Polo World Cup, "Baku Moritz Night" Polo Party will be organized.
"For several years, ARAF co-organize the high-level tournament on the polo arena together with the Federation of International Polo (FIP). The modern sport of polo was raised from zero to a remarkable international level in Azerbaijan during the last four years as a result of the efforts of President of ARAF Elcin Gulijev. Last year, Azerbaijan won the first Polo World Cup," said Nabijev.
"For last years, ARAF, FIP and Elite Horse & Polo Club co-organized three polo competitions. Baku hosted two Polo World Cup. The first ever FIP Arena Polo European Championship was held in Azerbaijan in 2015," he added.