High-Goal Winter Polo Season Opening Day
Features Star Power and Horsepower
January 4, 2015
On Sunday, January 4, the drama and
excitement of the high-goal polo season kicked-off
at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. For 16 weeks, the
world’s finest polo players and their ponies storm into
Wellington, where 12, 20-goal teams and eight, 26-goal teams
go head-to-head in the greatest athletic and equine polo
matchups on Earth.
Opening Day featured
a luxurious marathon of culinary masterpieces and nonstop
adrenaline. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Supercar kicked
off their fifth annual Supercar Week with a display of
high-end, high-performance, and high-octane vehicles lined
up at the entrance to The Pavilion. Sunday Brunch at The
at 2 p.m., offering more than 80 delectable, gastronomic
selections, entertainment, and spirited beverages.
Renowned Broadway stars and sisters, Ann
Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, performed
the National Anthem. Actress Tatum O’Neal, the youngest
person ever to win an Academy Award,
the ceremonial coin toss.
The afternoon highlight, the final match of
the 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup, started
at 3 p.m. on the
& Vӧlkers Field.
Guests enjoyed the spectacle of thoroughbred
horses charging down the field, the solid click of
mallet on ball, the pop of champagne corks, and the excited
revelry of thousands of spectators
John Wash, International Polo Club (IPC)
president, promises that 2015 will be the best polo season
ever. “Every year, we have been able to take the entire polo
experience up a notch,” said Wash. “Our executive team puts
in long days brainstorming new ideas and juggling the
hundreds of details that go into making IPC the world’s
premier polo destination.
“We couldn’t be more proud to be the home of
the most prestigious tournaments in North America, the USPA
C.V. Whitney Cup, the Piaget USPA Gold Cup, and the U.S.
Open Polo Championship.”
Sunday polo tickets start at $10 for general
admission and go up to $120 for box seating.
Sunday Brunch at The Pavilion during
January-February is $100, and the Reception Pass is $55. For
March-April, pricing increases to $120 for Sunday Brunch,
and $65 for the Reception Pass. The Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Brunch (for two) is priced at $300 for January-February, and
increases to $330 during March-April. Advance ticketing and
reservations are highly recommended, and are available for
purchase online at