Welcome to Wellington Polo!



Wellington Photo is an online media source presenting exciting hi-res photo coverage from multiple angles of the recent 2014 high-goal polo season that took place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. We are also excited to keep polo fans informed of the 2014 major world-wide polo tournaments including the recent Copa de las Naciones at Palermo in Argentina, the La Martina Miami Beach World Cup X, the medium-goal Grand Champions Polo Club Spring tournaments, and the 2014 Cartier Queen's Cup. Our current polo coverage is the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open in the UK, with upcoming games featuring the high-goal Silver & Gold Cups played at the Santa Maria Polo Club in Spain, and the Triple Crown Polo Tournaments (the highest rated polo tournaments in the world), in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The 72nd Tortugas Open, The 121º Hurlingham Open & the 121º Palermo Argentine Open Polo Championships HSBC.


Updated July 21st, 2014

'Dubai Wins the Final of the 2014 22-goal Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open at Cowdray Park Polo Club, UK.
Zacara Wins 2nd consecutive Final of the Cartier Queen's Cup at Guards Polo Club, UK'

Wellington Polo's Photo of the Week:
Zacara wins Cartier Queen's Cup, Again!

June 15, 2014: The Zacara polo team with the 22-goal Cartier Queen's Cup trophy at Guards Polo Club. Photo by Oscar Fridman / WellingtonPolo


  • July 11, 2014: Quarterfinals set for this week with the subsidiary finals scheduled for continued polo action.July 20, 2014: Dubai Polo defeats King Power 13-11 and claims the victory of the 22-goal Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open at Cowdray Park. July 20, 2014: Dubai Polo plays at top form securing their win of the 2014 22-goal Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open at Cowdray Park, defeating King Power 13-11 in regulation time and giving polo spectators a thrilling game.See all results by visiting our 2014 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup page; view team details and the complete schedule. 
  • June 16, 2014: Zacara defeats Talandracas 10-7 in Sunday's final of the 2014 Cartier Queen's Cup at Guards Polo Club. Facundo Pieres named MVP & his horse Galactica received Best Playing Pony honors for the 2nd consecutive year. El Remanso defeated Lucchese in the subsidiary final, the Cartier Cup played earlier in the day. Read more, View Photos & Slideshow of the Final, Teams entered, & Results by going to our 2014 Cartier Queen's Cup Polo page.

  • June 14, 2014: La Indiana defeats HB Polo in the 22-goal Prince of Wales Trophy Saturday at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club. Visit the our Prince of Wales page for photos of the final.
    Photo by Oscar Fridman / WellingtonPolo.com
  • June, 2014: We are saddened to learn of the passing of Javier Novillo Astrada - Our thoughts & prayers are with his entire family & the polo community.

  • April, 2014: The 2014 high-goal Polo Season at International Polo Club is complete! Visit our IPCPB 2014 Polo Page for our hi-res photo coverage of the 2014 high-goal polo season at IPCPB in Wellington, Florida.











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World Polo Rankings June 2014 

1. Cambiaso, Adolfo

1036

2. Pieres, Facundo

976

3. Nero, Juan Martin

840

4. Mac Donough, Pablo

761

5. Stirling Jr., David 'Pelon'

753

6. Pieres Jr., Gonzalo

703

7. Ulloa, Hilario

582

8. Aguerre, Mariano

569

9. Caset Jr., Guillermo (Sapo)

557


10.
Pieres, Nicolas


556

 The complete list of the Polo Player Rankings can be found at www.WorldPoloTour.com


Best Playing Pony Pic:
"You can't get to the ball without a good polo pony"

April 20, 2014: Best Playing Pony ''Mia' played & Owned by Hilario Ulloa in the
110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship Final at
International Polo Club in Wellington, FL.
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Wellington Photo is an online media source presenting coverage of the high goal polo season in the Wellington, FL equestrian community. We capture the true essence of Horse Sport Photography having over 30 years of Equine Experience as a Horse Owner / Trainer.

Wellington Polo has been capturing polo since 2006 &
provides Exciting Polo Photo coverage for viewing pleasure.
Our goal is to promotes the fun & excitement that all levels of polo have to offer.
The upcoming 2013 winter polo season has a full schedule of tournaments ranging in all levels of skill, allowing for many moments of enjoyable polo. Although Wellington Photo concentrates their efforts on the high goal season at the International Polo Club and Women's Polo Finals, we are still available for any of the polo leagues & tournaments from the Wellington, FL area to Vero Beach, FL during the winter months & Worldwide during the Summer & Fall. Please contact us for details on how our photography team can capture your team's polo action.

In addition to Photos, Wellington Photo may be commissioned for Original or digital Equestrian art, Professional Quality Tournament Photo Books from pocket-sized to large table books & all Graphic-Web related services. Let us take your photos to the next level of enjoyment!

Wellington Photo specializes in Commercial Equestrian Photography
(Stallions /sales horses /Farm) & Event Coverage (Polo, Dressage, Jumpers)
                        
So much to see, so much to do - the Equestrian Grapevine
at PalmBeachGrapevine.com is a one-stop portal with
news, products, an extensive business directory and more.


Recent Polo News:
Grand Champions Polo Club Spring Polo:

Sunday May 18, 2014:
Palm Beach Polo/TLC defeated Pony Express 11-10 in
the final of the PoloGear Challenge Cup at
Grand Champions Polo Club.
MVP: Kris Kampsen
BPP: 'Choppa Floppy' owned by Tomas Goti.

Earlier in the consolation final, Polo Gear won the round-robin, defeating Casablanca & Audi Polo.

Visit our 2014 Grand Champions Page for details on
more tournaments, teams & results


Photo by Scott Fisher
Miami Beach Polo 2014

April 27, 2014:



The La Martina Miami Beach World Cup X took place
once again on the white sands of South Beach Miami
with the South Beach Women's Cup April 24, 2014
followed by the Miami Beach World Cup X
Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, 2014.

This year's coverage can be viewed at our
Miami Beach Polo 2014 page

April 2014: The La Martina Women's Polo Team win the South Beach Polo Cup VI.
Photo by Mitchell Zachs
.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palermo

April 26, 2014:

England wins the Copa de las Naciones
Polo Tournament at Palermo, after defeating
Argentina in the 3rd & final round.
Visit our 2014 Copa de las Naciones page for all
hi-res photo coverage by Oscar Fridman

April 26, 2014: action in the final of the Copa de las Naciones
Polo tournament, England vs Argentina.
Photo by Oscar Fridman/WellingtonPolo


April 26, 2014: England's Polo Team winning the 2014 Copa de las Naciones
Polo Tournament after 3 rounds of play at Palermo.

Photo by Oscar Fridman / WellingtonPolo
International Polo Club Palm Beach
2014 USPA 26-goal 110th Maserati
U.S. Open Polo Championships

April 20, 2014

The Alegria Polo Team defeated Valiente 11-10 in
Overtime in the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S.
Open Polo Championships at International Polo Club
Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
Visit our 2014 Maserati U.S. Open page for all of our
Hi-res Photo Coverage of this amazing day at IPC.


Clemente Zavaleta was named the MVP of the final.

April 20, 2014: Spectators at IPC were treated to the most exciting polo match of the season as Alegria defeated Valiente 11-10 in OT in
Sunday's Final of the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
Photo by Wellington Polo.

Hillario Ulloa's horse 'Mia' received the Best Playing Pony award.
Photo by Wellington Polo.


International Polo Club Palm Beach
2014 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup

March 23, 2014

Valiente keeps hold of the Piaget Gold Cup title,
winning the USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup in the final,
defeating Alegria 11-10.
MVP: Sapo Caset
 Best Playing Pony: 'Pipi'

Check our 2014 Piaget Gold Cup page for recent
results, Newly Added photos &
Complete photo coverage of the Final
.




Bob Jornayvez with the USPA Piaget Gold Cup perpetual trophy.


March 23, 2014: Valiente (Bob Jornayvez, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset, Adolfo
Cambiaso) win their 2nd consecutive USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup at
International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
Photo by Wellington Polo.



March 23, 2014: Best Playing Pony 'Pipi' played by Sapo Caset,
Owned by Bob Jornayvez
in the USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup Final at
International Polo Club in Wellington, FL.

Photo by Wellington Polo.

International Polo Club Palm Beach
2014 20-goal Iglehart Cup

March 8, 2014:

In the USPA 20-goal Iglehart Cup Final,
Los Machitos defeated Palm Beach Illustrated 13-11 in the final of the 2014 USPA 20-goal Iglehart Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach
in Wellington, Florida.

MVP: Sterling Giannico of Los Machitos/Heathcote.
Best Playing Pony:
'Buddha' owned by Matias Magrini.

Visit our Iglehart Cup page for more photos and details of the
2014 20-goal Iglehart Cup tournament

March 8, 2014: Los Machitos/Heathcote: Matias Magrini, Hilario Ulloa, Sterling
Giannico & Steve Lefkowitz with Brenda Dupont
of the Polo Museum (center).
 Photo by Alex Pacheco.
International Polo Club Palm Beach
2014 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup

March 2, 2014:
In the USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup Final,
Valiente wins the USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final, defeating Orchard Hill 12-8.

Most Valuable Player Award;

Santi Torres of Valiente.
 
Best Playing Pony Award
:
'Boeing' owned by Bob Jornayvez and played by Adolfo Cambiaso.

Earlier in the day, Flight Options
(Grant Ganzi replacing Melissa Ganzi) defeated
Audi 11-10 in the 26-goal Les Armour Subsidiary Cup
played at International Polo Club Palm Beach in
Wellington, Florida.


Visit our
2014
USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup page
for more photos and details of this
26-goal polo tournament
.


March 2, 2014: In the USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup Final, Valiente wins the USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final, defeating Orchard Hill 12-8.
Photo by WellingtonPolo.net


'Boeing' Best Playing Pony of the 2014 USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup
Owned by Bob Jornayvez & Played by Adolfo Cambiaso.








February 25, 2014:


It is with great sadness & a heavy heart that we say
our prayers on the passing of legendary polo player
Carlos Gracida.
Carlos Gracida suffered a tragic
life-ending fall in Tuesday's February 25, 2014
medium-goal Freebooter's Classic at
Everglades Polo Club.
He was recently inducted into the Polo Hall of Fame in
2012 & is known to have more tournament wins than any other polo player.
Carlos lived in Palm Beach County & was very active
with fund raising projects & benefits along with being
a super role model to
aspiring athletes around the world.
He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.

Carlos Gracida, legendary polo player, passed away February 25, 2014
from a tragic polo accident


International Polo Club Palm Beach
2014 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup


February 23, 2014:

In the USPA 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup Final,
Valiente was forced to withdraw,
leaving El Cabure the winner of the final by default

at the
International Polo Club Palm Beach
in Wellington, Florida.

Earlier in the day Audi defeated Faraway in the
Haas Subsidiary Cup final.
Meghan was awarded the Best Playing Pony award,
owned by Mariano Gonzalez of Faraway Polo Team.
Check our 2014 Ylvisaker Cup page for
photos & results


El Cabure wins by forfeit as Valiente was forced to withdraw in Sunday's
final of the USPA 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup at

International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
Photo by Alex Pacheco
International Polo Club Palm Beach
2014 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup


January 26, 2014:

In the USPA 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup Final, Valiente defeated Tonkawa 13-8 at the
International Polo Club Palm Beach
in Wellington, Florida.

Santi Torres was named MVP and
Quiosoquero
was awarded Best Playing Pony.




Visit our 2014 Joe Barry Memorial Cup Page
for more photos provided courtesy of Alex Pacheco.


Valiente defeats Tonkawa in the final of the 2014
20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup at International Polo Club in
Wellington, Florida. Photo by Alex Pacheco

International Polo Club Palm Beach
2014 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup

January 6, 2014:

Lechuza Caracas wins the
2014 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup at
International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida.

Rains postponed the final,
scheduled for opening Sunday,
but beautiful Monday weather saw great polo action
between Villa del Lago/Casablanca and Lechuza Caracas
.



Visit our 2104 Herbie Pennell Cup Page

for more photos provided courtesy of Alex Pacheco.

Lechuza Caracas defeated Villa del Lago/Casablanca in the
2014 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup. Photo by Alex Pacheco
The 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup started off the high-goal polo season at
International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida
.

2013:

Buenos Aires, Argentina
120 Argentine
Palermo Open

December 7, 2013: La Dolfina Hope Funds defeated
Alegria Sancor Seguros in the final of the
120 Argentine Open HSBC played at Palermo,
Saturday December 7, 2013. La Dolfina became the
5th polo team in history to have won all 3 of the
Triple Crown Polo Tournaments.


Visit our
  120 Argentine Palermo Open Page
for photo coverage provided by Oscar Fridman.

120 Hurlingham Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 9th, 2013 Club Hurlingham:

La Dolfina Hope Funds defeated
Ellerstina Piaget 18-16
 on Saturday
November 9th, 2013 winning the final of
the 120 Hurlingham Open played at Club Hurlingham in
Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Visit our 120 Hurlingham Open Page
to view team info, game results &
photos by Oscar Fridman for Wellington Polo.



November 23, 2013
Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
November 23, 2013
Audi defeated ELG in
the
USPA National 20 Goal Championship
final at
Grand Champions Polo Club,
ending the 2013 Fall polo season in Wellington, Florida
.


Visit our 2013 GCPC Fall Polo Page for
Upcoming tournament schedules, recent results &
more photos.

Photo by Alex Pacheco

Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:

November 10, 2013

Palm Restaurant Invitational:
 
Newport defeated Grand Champions 7-5.


Photo by Alex Pacheco

November 10, 2013: Grand Champions and Newport, Finalists of the
2013 Palm Restaurant Invitational at Grand Champions Polo Club in
Wellington, Florida. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:

November 9, 2013

Beluga USPA 20-goal North American Cup:



Saturday November 9th at Grand Champions Polo Club
Audi defeated Casablanca in the final of the
Beluga USPA 20-goal North American Cup.
In the Subsidiary final, ELG defeated Beluga.


Photo by Alex Pacheco

November 9, 2013: Audi wins the 2013 USPA 20-goal Beluga North American Cup
at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. Photo by Alex Pacheco

Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
November 3rd, 2013
Pedro Morrison Memorial Cup



Casablanca defeated Palm Beach Equine/ELG 14-11 in the Final of the 2013 USPA Pedro Morrison Memorial Cup
at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida.

In the Consolation final,

Paladin defeated
Audi/Excalibur 8-5.

Photo by Alex Pacheco




Nov 3, 2013: The Casablanca Polo Team wins the USPA 2013
Pedro Morrison Memorial Cup at Grand Champions Polo Club in
Wellington, Florida. Click Photo by Alex Pacheco for larger image
.

Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
October 27th, 2013



 
Palm House defeated Audi 11-10 and wins the
2013 USPA Fall Plates
at the
Grand Champions Polo Club in
Wellington, Florida.


Photo by Alex Pacheco



Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
October 20th, 2013

 
Casablanca defeated ELG 12-11 in OT and wins the
2013 US Trust Cup presented by Polo Gear
at the
Grand Champions Polo Club in
Wellington, Florida.


Photo by Alex Pacheco


Visit our 2013 GCPC Fall Polo Page for
upcoming tournaments, recent results and
more photos.

October 20, 2013: Casablanca wins the 2013 US Trust Polo Cup
at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida
Photo by Alex Pacheco
Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
October 13th, 2013

 
Casablanca defeats ELG 10-7 in the final of the
USPA Kay Collee Memorial at the
Grand Champions Polo Club in
Wellington, Florida.


Photo by Alex Pacheco


Visit our 2013 GCPC Fall Polo Page for
upcoming tournaments, recent results and more photos

October 13, 2013: Casablanca wins the 2013 USPA Kay Collee Memorial final
at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida.
Mike Azarro was awarded the Most Valuable Player. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
71st Tortugas Open:
Tortugas Country Club,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 

October 12th, 2013

La Dolfina Hope Funds
defeats Ellerstina Piaget 16-14 in the final of the 71st Tortugas Open
played at Tortugas Country Club in
Buenos Aires, Argentina.




Visit our 2013 Tortugas Open page for
game photos, team details, and game results.

October 12, 2013: La Dolfina Hope Funds polo team defeats Ellerstina Piaget 16-14
in the final of the 71st Tortugas Open Final at the Tortugas Country Club

in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Photo by Oscar Fridman for Wellington Polo
Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Season:
October 6th, 2013

Audi wins the final of the USPA Fall Classic
presented by Tackeria defeating Newport 12-11.
Guille Aguero was named MVP.

Photo by Alex Pacheco


Visit the GCPC 2013 Fall Polo Page for more photos.

Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
September 29, 2013

Paladin defeated Newport 11-8 in the Prisa Invitational

at the Palm City Polo Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

Visit the GCPC 2013 Fall Polo Page for more photos

September 29, 2013: The Grand Champions Polo Club started out their
Fall polo season this past weekend with
Paladin defeating Newport
11-8 in the final of the Prisa Invitational played at the Palm City Polo Club
in Boca Raton, Florida. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Santa Maria Polo Club
Sotogrande - San Roque-Cadiz, Spain
August 31, 2013:
The Ellerston Polo team defeated UAE Polo 18-11 in Overtime in the final of the
 42nd Land Rover International
22-goal Hublot Gold Cup
played at the
Santa Maria Polo Club
in Sotogrande (San Roque-Cadiz, Spain).

Ellerston Polo continued their season domination, defeating UAE Polo in Overtime 18-17 with the winning goal by Facundo Pieres from a 60-yard penalty shot. Sebastian Merlos of UAE was awarded the MVP of the game and Facundo Pieres' mare was awarded the Best Playing Pony award. UAE was certainly a team to be reckoned with, playing an Outstanding game with doubts that Ellerston would recover to win. However, UAE's final downfall proved to be the many penalties against them giving Ellerston the edge and inevitably the win of the 42nd Land Rover International Hublot Gold Cup which ended the high-goal polo season at Santa Maria Polo Club. Scapa was the winner of the Silver Cup subsidiary final to the Gold Cup.
Visit the 2013 Sotogrande page for photos by
Amanda Leeming, team details & recent tournament results including story by Alex Webbe.


August 31, 2013: Ellerston Polo Team raises the Hublot Gold Cup in triumph after
their victory over UAE Polo in overtime at the Santa Maria Polo Club
.
Photo by Amanda Leeming


Santa Maria Polo Club

Sotogrande - Spain


August 16, 2013:
The Ellerston Polo team defeated Halycon Gallery 13-11 in the final of the
22-goal Land Rover International Silver Cup
played at the
Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande (Cadiz, Spain).

Visit the new 2013 Sotogrande page for photos by Amanda Leeming, team details & recent tournament results including story by Alex Webbe.

2013 Audi International Westchester Cup
Guards Polo - England, UK
July 28, 2013: Team England (28) defeated Team USA (26) 12-11 in Sudden-death Overtime at Guards Polo (UK) in Sunday's long-awaited rematch of the Audi International Westchester Cup.
Maintaining the lead throughout most of the game, the USA Polo Team had its closely-felt victory slip through their mallets as James Paul Clarkin for Team England scored in Overtime, giving England the win.
It will be 2 years before the USA can challenge England in another rematch - the next time being played on American polo fields.
Visit our 2013 Audi International Westchester Cup page to read the full story by Alex Webbe.

May 7, 2013:
 

International Polo Club Palm Beach
wins the prestigious Providencia Award from the
Palm Beach County Convention & Visitor's Bureau
for their outstanding contribution of
tourism generated in Palm Beach County.
Click Here to read the full press release.


John Wash, President of International Polo Club Palm Beach receives the
2013 annual Providencia Award from Jorge Pesquera,
CEO of the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitor's Bureau

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Wellington Photo is an online media source presenting coverage of the high goal polo season in the Wellington, FL equestrian community. We capture the true essence of Horse Sport Photography having over 30 years of Equine Experience as a Horse Owner / Trainer. Wellington Polo provides Exciting Polo Photo coverage for viewing pleasure which further promotes the fun & excitement that all levels of polo have to offer.
The 2014 winter polo season had a full schedule of tournaments ranging in all levels of skill, allowing for many moments of enjoyable polo. Although Wellington Photo concentrates their efforts on the high goal season at the International Polo Club, we are still available for any of the polo leagues & tournaments from the Wellington, FL area to Vero Beach, Florida during the winter months & Worldwide during the Summer & Fall. Please contact us for details on how our photography team can capture your team's polo action or how we can take your photos to the next level of presentation in one of our custom made photo-books available in all styles & sizes..

In addition to Photos, Wellington Photo may be commissioned for Original or digital Equestrian art, Professional Quality Tournament Photo Books from pocket-sized to large table books & all Graphic-Web related services. Let us take your photos to the next level of enjoyment!

Wellington Photo specializes in Commercial Equestrian Photography
(Stallions/sales horses/Farm) & Event Coverage (Polo, Dressage, Jumpers)

Updated July 21st, 2014




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