St. Regis Polo with Nacho and Krug

St. Regis Hotels support the sport of polo. The 6th Annual St. Regis  International Cup 2013 happens 5/18/2013 – Cowdray Park Polo Club, England.

Audi England compete against South America, captained by St. Regis Connoisseur, Nacho Figueras.

St. Regis will invite a number of guests to watch the high-goal polo match from the hospitality marquee to experience some of the St. Regis honored traditions, such as the Afternoon Tea by The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel and the hotel’s signature cocktail – the Bloody Mary.

General public tickets are available at www.cowdraypolo.co.uk for £15 per person.


Rules of Polo 

St. Regis website provides a rules guide and historyof the game.

Two teams with four players on each side.

A polo game is approximately 90 minutes. Periods of play are 7 minutes long and called chukkers. A high scoring game has six chukkers. There are 3 minute rest periods between chukkers and a 15 minute halftime.

Rules are primarily designed for safety of riders and horses.


Polo games date back to 600 B.C. The modern polo game developed in Europe in the 1860s. In 1869 polo came to England as ‘hockey on horseback’.

Nacho – the St. Regis world’s most tasteful man.


Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras is the perfect gentleman and the first ever St. Regis Connoisseur. As such, Nacho embodies the meaning of the word “Connoisseur” – whether playing one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating sports with discernible sangfroid or whether he is travelling across continents working with the world’s ‘great and good’ often to support those less fortunate than himself; he is an expert judge in matters of taste.


sangfroid– coolness and composure, especially under strain.

Polo is a game I have never seen, although the sport is played occasionally at Pebble Beach, California, near my home.

The main reason this connection between St. Regis hotels and the sport of polo caught my attention is that I came across a polo sport shop walking around Oslo, Norway three weeks ago.


P.G. Lowenborg – 1877 – Hund Hest Katt – Dog, Horse, Cat. Oslo, Norway.

I wondered who actually plays polo these days?

Apparently St. Regis kind of people.

Krug anyone?

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