Mark Bellissimo announced yesterday that the Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEP) had completed the purchase of the International Polo Club (IPC) in Wellington, FL.
IPC is the storied home of High Goal Polo during the winter season in Wellington, FL, for the last 14 years with competition beginning in January and continuing through the end of April each year. Says Mark Bellissimo: “WEP’s primary goal is to ensure that IPC remains one of the world’s premier Polo Clubs and a key economic driver of Wellington’s equestrian economy.
“The WEP partnership will be expending significant resources to ensure that the facilities and the polo fields are second to none and are committed to maintaining the same High Goal Polo calendar for 2017 and beyond.”
IPC’s main stadium venue and polo activity are complemented by a private club with spa, fitness center, tennis courts, pool, as well as The Mallet Grille restaurant and The 7th Chukker lounge.
Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of WEP, added, “We are honored to become the stewards of this important venue and are inspired to take Wellington to a new height of world-class equestrian sport, equestrian lifestyle, and community engagement.”
The strategic acquisition creates a network of three world-class facilities dedicated to equestrian sport and allows, for the first time in Wellington, the integration and coordination of equestrian activities around the hunter/jumper, dressage, and polo worlds. Bellissimo added, “We believe this will become one of the world’s top platforms to grow interest in equestrian sport for riders, spectators, and sponsors.”
“We look forward to working with the Village of Wellington, the governing bodies of each equestrian discipline, and the key stakeholders within the disciplines to create an experience unique in the world. We will be announcing a series of strategic initiatives and partnerships as well as a vision for the facility in early summer,” he continued, concluding: “IPC will continue to operate as usual with major upgrades and renovations set to begin in the summer.”
For more information about the International Polo Club and/or membership, please visit www.internationalpoloclub.com. One can also visit www.PBIEC.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information on Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC.
Article courtesy of Frederic Roy and The Morning Line.