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+ Mathias Guerrand Hermes

Polo News Archives
22 April 2010


I am very sad to tell you that  - Wed Apr 21st at approx 8:30pm, Paris Time - Mathias Guerrand Hermes passed away. 


Unfortunately the cancer which was only detected in August 2009, took him.


Mathias was a loving father  and leaves behind his Loves Julie and daughter Anna Lou 1, and Valescas 2 children - Lucien 10, Clea 8, and His loving parents Patrick & Martine.


Mathias was a passionate, determined competitor, a gentleman on the polo field and a great friend off the field. He  always enjoyed the camaraderie of his teammates  and opponents alike, and often after a game, a laugh, good wine and a gourmet meal together.  He was a gifted rider and had a full love and appreciation for his horses.


He was open, generous and kind, with a boyish enthusiasm for life and its many adventures.


He was smart, opinionated and enjoyed a lively discussion, but gentle and sensitive and showed much humility when appropriate.


He was a gifted athlete, skied hard, played squash, but he traveled the globe playing Polo, his passion, and at 2 goals h.c. represented France in Morocco, USA, Argentina, Spain, England, Malaysia, India, Dubai, Mexico, Iran and others.


Mathias played on the French National Team for 3 consecutive European Cups and Captained The 2008 French Champion Team at the European Cup in Rome. 


He was a great friend, a brother in spirit and we will miss him very much on and off the field.



Team mate,

Bruce Colley 


Funeral Service:

11am Wed Apr 27th

Protestant Church - LEtoille

Ave Grande Army

Paris, France 

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