Message from the President of Federation of International Polo
On behalf of the Federation of International Polo which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the governing body of polo worldwide I am delighted to be asked to endorse the 6th FIP Fortune Heights Snow Polo World Cup 2017.
Thanks to the vision and resolve of Chairman Pan Su Tong, Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club has provided these magnificent polo
facilities, since 2012 when this exclusive event first started as his dream. The Clubs facilities, which are second to none in the world, combined with the highly efficient and professional staff has made this elite event become the most important Snow Polo Tournament in the world.
This year we have six teams competing for the prizes, one from each of the International Federation’s Zones and the host team from
Hong Kong featuring some of the world’s best snow polo athletes. The competition will be run over a period of a week and will showcase many of the world’s most outstanding players. It is part of the Federation of International Polo principal mission of developing Polo worldwide and inspiring the international exchange of cultures and camaraderie through polo.
FIP thank you all for the enthusiasm and support for the sport of polo in China; we thank you Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club
for hosting the teams at this wonderful and well managed facility; we thank the local operations team led by Derek Reid for your hard work and dedication to the grounds and for taking care and maintaining the health & fitness of all the horses. Finally we would like to thank all the Federation of International Polo Officials, Tournament Director, Horse Master, Stewards and Umpires.
The final thank you must be to Chairman Pan Su Tong, Fortune Heights, the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club and the great City
of Tianjin for your continued support of this exclusive tournament.
Nicholas J.A. Colquhoun-Denvers
President of Federation of International Polo