Punta Ala, September 14, 2022 – Now that the horses have arrived, the Punta Ala Polo Cup show can finally begin. On the eve of the first matches, scheduled for tomorrow – Thursday 15 September – on the field of the Punta Ala Equestrian Center refurbished for the competition that will lead the 2023 European Women’s Championships, the protagonists paraded for the Punta Ala marina.
A show of horses, but also of vintage cars, which was also attended by the musical band of the city of Grosseto. Particularly excited the mayor of Castiglione della Pescaia (of which Punta Ala is a fraction), Elena Nappi. “Today is a day of celebration not only for institutions but for all people – she explains -. I grew up in Punta Ala when polo was the most popular in the nineties, so I have this great memory of such an important event that involved the whole hamlet and the whole community, not only that of Punta Ala, but of the whole capital. Having this energy again in a moment of rebirth is beautiful, and for this I must say thanks to entrepreneurs and lovers of polo like Gaia Bulgari . We will support the polo and all the other projects, so that we can have a lively Punta Ala 365 days a year “. “I am very happy – commented Gaia Bulgari, president of the organizing committee of the Punta Ala Polo Cup -. The joyful participation of so many people in the parade here at the Marina of Punta Ala, which actually inaugurates the new field and the Punta Ala Polo Cup that starts tomorrow, it gives the deepest meaning to our commitment and love for equestrian sport “
Among the amazons who marched, also the very young Lavinia Elser, who makes polo a true family tradition: “They all play – she tells us -. My father, my uncle and my two brothers. I have been playing since I was very young, in Rome , but I’m very happy to be able to take part in this new era of polo in Punta Ala. I come to play and have fun, but obviously also to win “. And when asked who is the strongest in the family, Lavinia has no doubts: “The best is my brother Henry, he’s 16 and has 0 handicap, so we’re all betting on him.” The matches on Thursday (starting at 5 pm) will serve to define the order of the semi-finals on Friday, from which the teams that will compete for the title on Saturday 17 will come out. On the pitch, US Polo Polo Team, Podernuovo Polo Team, Hotel Gallia Polo Team and Battistoni Polo Team.