Sunday polo celebrated the holiday of universal love on Valentine’s Day, with signs of cupid’s handiwork dazzling the sellout crowd. Veuve Clicquot kept the pink champagne flowing, while Hollywood actor, Tony Danza, conducted the coin toss and posed for photos, along with Sister Hazel lead singer Jett Beres. Enjoying a spectacular, mild winter day, the passion for fashion was sizzling with stylish ensembles in every shade of pink and red.
The lavish Sunday brunch was a gastronomic feast, with more than 650 guests enjoying the chic Lilly Pulitzer Patio, the trendy Veuve Clicquot Airstream Lounge, and the new and exclusive Coco Polo Lounge. The Funky Buddha Beer Garden generously provided samples of their new Polo Blonde ale, and tailgaters lined up to fill growlers with the popular craft beer. St. Valentine would have been proud to see a smitten gent on bended knee, propose to his sweetheart while surrounded by friends dressed in heart-patterned blazers. She said YES! The day ended with perfection and a high-energy after-party at The Pavilion, with celebrity DJ Adam Lipson, and long-stemmed red roses for guests.
The 20-goal match was won decisively by Coco-Cola, led by polo patron Gillian Johnston, taking out White Birch with a 12-8 victory. President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, John Couris, presented Coco-Cola with their awards immediately following the match. Steve Krueger, a standout player from Texas, who played both offense and defense, scoring three goals for Coco-Cola, was awarded MVP for his efforts. Gillian Johnston’s polo-loving pony, Beckon, was named Best Playing Pony.