Being selected to host the 2004 FIP Polo World Championship, the Chantilly Polo Club invested in the construction of a new polo field using the FIBERsoil process. It was the first club in Europe to have used this technique on a polo field.
“There are no English grounds that cut up so little, except perhaps the lawns at Cowdray Park” – Claire Tomlinson, England coach. (Horse & Hound, 30 September 2004)
“The new field is excellent. Very smooth and very fast it was a joy to play on such a field” – Jason CROWDER Handicap 4 goals, USA Team.
“I found the fields to be very smooth and had a lot of grip for the horses, inspires a lot of confidence.”
“Alan MARTINEZ Handicap 4 goals, USA Team.
“A great field Prepared for the world cup – very true, for all riders or weather. Great job, it is a new generation of grounds”- Irfan ALI HYDER, Pakistan Team leader.
Client : La Ferme d’Apremont S.A.
Scope of works :
Start of works : Sept. 2003. 4,000 m3 of earthworks cut and fill for a playing surface of 54,000 m², mixing of 3,000 tonnes of FIBERsoil Sand mix, and grass seeding, grow-in and maintenance.
Duration of works : 45 days and a growing period of only 11 months was necessary to have the field ready for the September 2004 Polo World Cup.