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RIEUC RIGAUX

History: A kid from the scenic region of Abremont saw the luscious fields being turned to a Polo Club, and to his further amazement, there were, the horses taking their rounds

RIEUC RIGAUX

14 July | France


A will of steel in the quest of excellence
History: A kid from the scenic region of Abremont saw the luscious fields being turned to a Polo Club, and to his further amazement, there were, the horses taking their rounds. To his great pleasure and passion, he offered to lend his services to brush some of them, and soon enough, he was riding one of them. And he proved to be spectacularly good with both the horses and the mallet in hand. Then, there was absolutely no looking back, Brieuc just soared higher and higher with his ‘eagle like precision’ and his ‘ant like determination’. And his success is judiciously being owed to the ‘Polo Club of Chantilly’, which has witnessed his growth, over the years .
Strength: It took him years to build a sturdy team of Horses, which would match his immense calibre. Initially he imported horses from Argentina and gradually thoroughbreds, he prepared himself alongside his ArgentinianPetisero and Domador, Luciano Martinez. As he is a ‘rider’ first and only then, is he a ‘player’. He seems to know each one of the horses, at Chantilly, and why would he not know, when he is a daily visitor at the stable, and mind you, even in the chilliest time of the year. “An advantage when I have to play against them (horses)” as Brieuc puts it.
Achievements: He has played at several French teams, including ‘The Wing’(Andre Fabre), ‘Castel’(Phillippe Fatien with whom he won the French Open) and ‘La Palmeraie’(Patrick Guerrande Hermes, with whom he won the mythic Gold Cup Deuville alongside with one Gonzalito Pieres), which later on landed him a mainstay at the Team France, with which he bagged the European Champion in 2002, and played the third-place play-off of the World Championship in 2004 .
He is currently playing with two great teams, namely, Lynx, Switzerland, Cyrille Coste’s team, which landed him the Charity Cup in Chantilly, in June. And the Jaeger-LeCoulture Polo Masters of Geneva and Sainte-Mesme, Strom’s team with which he dreams of winning the French Open, Tournament, of which they were the finalists, in 2014.
Future: Brieuc’s future does seem like a brightly shining light, after being promoted handicap 6, this year, a lot of new avenues has been open, and yet to be invaded by him, like the Copa Comara de los disputados, antechamber of the Argentina Open.