Haiti’s polo team won its third international tournament on Oct. 12 at the South American International Polo Championship in Cordoba, Argentina. This is the first time a team from Haiti has competed in the tournament, making the win a historical one.
Led by Captain and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti Claude-Alix Bertrand, the Haiti Polo team triumphed over Argentina in the final rounds of the tournament by a score of 5-3.
“We are humbled to have taken the championship, Haiti this win is for you!,” Bertrand said. We “dedicate this trophy to all Haitian Athletes with the light within who dream someday to win. We are proof you too can do this.”
Fifty polo teams from around the globe competed in five divisions of the championships that began on Oct. 7. The team trained for weeks in Argentina to compete in the competition.
Haiti polo team will compete in two weeks at the Bentley Polo Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona from Oct. 24-26. The team will then head to Thailand for the Thai Open on Nov.11.