Fine horses & variety-packed programme with polo in the snow
With the Snow Polo tournament, Kitzbühel welcomes in the new year with top-notch winter sport. For the 20th time, from 13th - 16th January 2022, the Snow Polo World Cup will be at the gateway to the town. The event is regarded as the world's biggest polo tournament on snow and shines with its action-packed equestrian sport and sophisticated ambience. Enjoy exciting games from Friday to Sunday, with the Wilder Kaiser providing a wonderful backdrop. In the general spectator area, admission is free with 2G proof. Of course, the physical well-being will be taken care of again this year. Due to the current situation, a table reservation at email@example.com is necessary for the use of the gastronomic offer.
For me, the Kitzbühel Snow Polo World Cup is the best polo tournament on snow in the world! I adore this event; it is super organised and the ambience is fantastic
Thomas Winter, Germany's most famous polo player
Interesting facts about Snow Polo
Polo is a team sport, with four players in each team. While riding on horses trained specifically for polo, players attempt to hit the ball into their opponent's goal using long wooden sticks. In Arena Polo, the area of play is somewhat smaller, hence there are only three players per team.
The standard area of play for Snow Polo measures around 274 m by around 183 m. On the long sides, the boundary of the standard area of play consists of 30 cm high, mostly wooden 'boards'. On the short sides, the goal area, lines are marked out.
To demarcate the area of play, the field is divided with a total of seven conceptual lines. Each goal comprises two approx. 3 m high, tapered goal posts – known as 'pylons' - and is approx. 7.20 m wide. The posts are not firmly anchored into the ground, but give way. When a rider and their horse hurtle towards it in the heat of battle, these topple.
Two goal line referees are centrally positioned behind the goals and wave a flag to show when the ball has gone into the goal, or has missed. A raised flag means 'Goal', a lowered flag means 'outside the goal and field of play'. Quite straightforward really.
They started in 2003 with four teams, many years later there are over 110 horses and 24 players from over 11 nations. Of course, the weather is always the biggest challenge. Every year, several individual layers of snow and water are built, these must withstand all weather caprices.
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