Flexjet sponsors, provides aviation for polo tournament

Flexjet LLC sponsored the polo team that won the 2016 Aspen World Snow Polo Championship, defeating the US Polo Association team 7-4.

The win avenged Flexjet´s loss to US Polo Association in last year´s Snow Polo Championship final, and positions the team for its 2017 campaign.

Flexjet said it will extend its sponsorship of the Flexjet polo team, which also won the season-finale Carbondale Classic this year.

The Aspen World Snow Polo Championship is the only one of its kind in North America and annually draws a high-profile audience of polo fans to idyllic Aspen, Colorado to watch some of the world´s best players. Flexjet served as a sponsor of the tournament and as its official private aviation provider.

Flexjet has sponsored the Flexjet Polo Team since 2014.

The Aspen Valley Polo Club hosted the World Snow Polo Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

Snow polo, first played in 1985 in St. Moritz, Switzerland, is a variant on the more familiar turf version of the sport that is played seasonally in US venues such as Aspen, Florida and Long Island. The winter version of the game is adapted to snowy conditions through a smaller field, three-player teams, cleated horseshoes for better traction and a larger, lighter, red-colored ball.

Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 21st anniversary in May 2016. It offers fractional jet ownership and leasing.