When it comes to high goal polo in the U.S. there is no possibility to get around the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Here some of the most important high goal tournaments are held, attracting every year the top polo players in the world, such as the 10-goalers Adolfo Cambiaso, Sapo Caset as well as the cousins Facundo and Pablo Pieres. So when the winter season arrives, its time for high goal polo in Wellington!
The 13th season of polo at the International Polo Club Palm Beach has just started and promises another round of exciting, competitive and action-packed polo. Following the final of the Herbie Pennell Cup, which was held on 3 January 2016, the next tournament is already in progress. Until 24th January, ten teams compete in the 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup, including some of the best players in the world such as Polito Pieres, Sebastian Merlos, Nic Roldan, Fred Mannix and Diego Cavanagh. One week after the tournament’s final, the season continues with the 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup, which will be played from 31 January to 21 February 2016.
The 28 February 2016 is the starting signal for the 26-goal tournaments at International Polo Club Palm Beach, also called the American Triple Crown of polo. The USPA C.V. Whitney Cup, the first part of the Triple Crown, was first held in 1979 and is named in memory of Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney, and his cousin John Hay Whitney, who were important polo patrons in the 1930s. The USPA C.V. Whitney Cup’s final is held on 6 March 2016, which means one week later the next major tournament at Palm Beach starts: The USPA Gold Cup® is played from 13-27 March 2016. The USPA Gold Cup, first played in 1974 at the Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois, shows high goal polo at its finest. This tournament has been played at various polo clubs throughout its history, and since 2007, the International Polo Club Palm Beach has proudly hosted this prestigious event.
The highlight and conclusion of the high goal winter polo season will once again be the U.S. Open Polo Championship®, which will take place from 3-24 April 2016. The U.S. Open Polo Championship dates back to 1904 when it was first played at Van Cortlandt Park, New York and it has been played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach since 2004. Each year the tournament gathers some of the best polo players from around the globe in Wellington to fight for the coveted trophy of the most prestigious tournament in the United States. This 2016 high goal winter season promises 17-weeks of non-stop polo action at its best!
09/01/16 – 24/01/16 Joe Barry Cup
31/01/16 – 21/02/16 Ylvisaker Cup
28/02/16 – 06/03/16 C.V. Whitney Cup
13/03/16 – 27/03/16 USPA Gold Cup
03/04/16 – 24/04/16 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship
Ticketing and Hospitality
Ticket prices for Sunday polo at the world-famous International Polo Club range from $30 for stadium seating to $150 for box seating. The Pavilion reception pass starts at $55, seating for the Champagne Sunday brunch and polo on the new Lilly Pulitzer Patio at The Pavilion begins at $100, and the Veuve Clicquot Airstream Lounge brunch package for two is priced at $300. Also, new this year, the Funky Buddha Beerstream Garden, serving craft beer and charcuterie for guests and filling growlers for tailgaters, and the chic Coco Polo Lounge, an exquisitely renovated 1964 vintage, red double-decker bus with just 50 choice lounge seats for $225 per person, and includes the lavish gourmet brunch, drink tickets, valet parking, and a luxe swag bag.
For more about IPC, tournament information, sponsorship, and tickets, please call 561-204-5687 or visit www.internationalpoloclub.com