INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH, ONE OF THE MOST PREMIER POLO DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD, HOSTED THE FINALE OF THE US POLO CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19 IN WELLINGTON, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, AFTER 4 MONTHS OF HIGH-GOAL WINTER POLO SEASON.
“The Sport of Kings” is like no other sporting event in the world; it’s fast, furious, fun and extremely fashionable. Not only is the game an adrenaline rush to watch, the day is filled with lavish soirees in VIP tents, exclusive parties, never ending supplies of Champagne & Specialty Cocktails, until the break of dawn with the most prominent guest lists.
Sunday Funday began at an exclusive field-side Champagne Brunch at the Mallet Grille, outdoors on prime real estate for watching the game while enjoying a glass of Veuve. The game featured Valiente VS Orchard Hill with a close game, but Valiente taking the championship in the final 2 minutes of the last chukker with 2 penalty shots and star player Adolfo Cambiaso scoring a sexy goal towards the final seconds. A full house of over 12,000 guests were present in celebrating the win on the Engel & Volkers Field.
A Polo Event cannot be complete without some Veuve Clicquot. Image Courtesy of Lila Photo.
Lavish field side Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Mallet Grille on the Pavilion. ImageCourtesy of LilaPhoto.
Chef preparing fine cuts of Prime Rib & Lamb.
Platters of Sushi served.
Can you ever get sick of Raw Oysters, Lobsters and Shrimp Cocktails?
Perfect way to start the Sunday, with a Bloody Mary Bar.
Friesian horses escorting the U.S. Open Polo Championship® trophy onto the field. Image Courtesy of LilaPhoto.
John Wash, President of International Polo Club with a group of VIP Guests.
Winter Season Polo in Palm Beach is a stylish Sunday afternoon. Image Courtesy of LilaPhoto.
Mandeep Singh, Sri Mummaneni taking a shopping break with California Polo Club co-owner Rodney Fragodt and his lovely wife.
It was the perfect Sunny Day in Wellington, West Palm Beach, Florida for a Polo Tournament. The Mallet Grille Poolside.
The U.S. Open Polo Championship Begins.
Goodyear Blimp floats over the divot stomp at the U.S. Open Polo Championship. Image Courtesy of Lila Photo.
John Wash, President of IPC, with VIP’s Brenda DuPont, Ken Adams, George Dupont. Image Courtesy of Lila Photo.
Action shot of competing polo icons, Adolfo Cambiaso, #1 polo player in the world and Facundo Pieres, ranked #2. Image Courtesy of Lila Photo.
Divot Stomp with owner of the Tato’s Mallets, the Mallet maker for all the Polo Stars.
Adolfo Cambiaso, 10 Goaler, taking a break after winning the U.S. Polo 2015 Championship.
Team Valiente on their way to receiving their U.S. Polo Championship Medals.
Team Valiente – 2015 U.S. Open Polo Champions: Adolfo Cambiaso, Guillermo Terrera, Alejo Teranco, Bob Jornayvaz.
The party continues until the Break of Dawn.
Live Performers at the Polo After Party.
Live Cigar Rolling from the Godfather himself.
Post written by our travel contributor Jacki Ueng.