WELLINGTON, Fla. (CBS12) — Polo has been called the Sport of Kings. Always an action-packed sight to behold. Wellington will once again be the center of the polo universe next month, with some of the best players in the world going head to head.
But, just like every other sporting event, the Gauntlet of Polo has had to adjust to the pandemic and set strict health and safety protocols at the International Polo Grounds. It’s especially challenging with a full roster of some of the best athletes, and best horses, from around the world. This year they’ll not only be competing for trophies and prize money, but to help charities that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
“USPA Global Licensing is going to make a contribution to each team’s polo charity of their choice, at the end of each final” says President and C.E.O. J. Michael Prince. “We felt like that was important to do this year. There’s so many charities facing hard times. If the players are willing to go out there and play, (we should) also support some of these charities.”
The first wing of competition is the C.V. Whitney Cup and goes from February 18 to March 7. The USPA Gold Cup is from March 10-28, with the $250,000 U.S. Open Polo Championship capping things off March 31st to April 18th.
While no fans can attend at this point, you can watch at www.globalpolo.com.