The Windsor Charity Polo Cup will be an exciting and glamorous polo match featuring world-class players and celebrities. Details on participating players will be added to this page as they are confirmed. Sincere thanks to the highly regarded players who have already committed to donate their time and talents to play in this charity match.
Rodrigo Andrade is Brazil’s top polo player. Based in Argentina, he is always on a competitive team in the British and US Opens. He has played a number of Argentine Opens and been the longstanding reserve for the great Ellerstina team that consistently wins or reaches the final of the Argentine Open. Andrade has won the British Open and Queen’s Cup and has had outstanding success in that country, consistently reaching the semis, finals or winning the biggest tournaments in the country. He is a favorite teammate of Facundo Pieres who is considered one of the game’s best ever players. They have played together in England for Zacara and Michael Bickford’s La Indiana and in the US with Audi. His physical strength, excellent technique and almost robotic consistency make him the ideal foil for the world’s top individual players like Facundo Pieres and the great Adolfo Cambiaso whom he has also partnered in England. He has represented Brazil on many occasions and is the captain of their national team. Andrade played in the 2018 Windsor Charity Cup and we look forward to seeing him and his family at Windsor in 2020.
Lucas Criado is a complete player whose discipline and competitiveness have kept him at the top of the sport for the last 17 years. He has won the US Open with White Birch, the USPA Gold Cup, the East Coast Open, the CV Whitney Cup and the 2017 Pacific Coast Open with Farmers and Merchants Bank. He has played nine Argentine Opens and has been a finalist in the Hurlingham and Tortugas Opens. He has also won the Camera de Diputados and Copa Republica Argentina. Though his career has been mostly in the US, he has enjoyed success in Spain and in England where he played the 2011 season with Adolfo Cambiaso and the renowned Dubai team. For the past few seasons Criado has played on the Orchard Hill team which won the 2016 US Open.
Salvatore Ferragamo is the grandson of the esteemed Italian footwear designer and President of Il Borro Winery in the Tuscan region of Italy. He served as the Relais & Châteaux brand Ambassador for 2013. Ferragamo’s other passion is polo. His personal polo highlights include playing on Tim Gannon’s team against Prince Charles and Prince Harry in the Outback Polo match at Tidworth; and an exciting night game at Wellington, Florida, with Adolfo Cambiaso, Tommy Lee Jones, Jones’ wife, Dawn Laurel, and his dear friend John Walsh. Ferragamo is again serving alongside The Hon. Hilary M. Weston as the event’s Honorary Co-Chair.
Ezequiel “Gallego” Ferrario
Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario, known by his nickname “Gallego” rose to the top ranks of world polo on the back of his very impressive performance in the 2015 Argentine Open playing for Washington. The team went through the qualifying tournament and then managed to punch above their weight and score some big wins in the Open. Ferrario is never one to shy away from physical contact and his hardworking defensive play created a lot of turnovers and subsequent attacking opportunities for his team. His work rate did not go unnoticed and as a result he came to play the US Open for champions Orchard Hill in 2016. As well as playing regularly in the UAE, 2020 will be his second season captaining the Cessna team in the US Open and Wellington high goal series. Cessna reached the semifinals of both the CV Whitney and USPA Gold Cups in 2019 and he finished the season ranked second in steals and hooks. Farrario is always noticeable on the field in his bright red helmet.
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