Welcome to Wellington Polo!



Wellington Photo is an online media source presenting exciting hi-res photo coverage from multiple angles of the high-goal polo season that takes place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, the UK, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The 2016 IPCPB Polo season coverage will feature highlights of the 20 & 26-goal tournaments played from December 31, 2015 starting with the 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup and finishing up with
the USPA 112th 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championship final April 24th, 2016.
Be sure to check out our all of our previous 2015 polo tournament coverage featuring highlights of high-goal polo from around the world: Wellington, FL (USA), UK, Spain & Argentina. Our coverage included the 2015 UK Polo Season with the Cartier Queen's Cup at Guards Polo Club & the Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championships. We finished out the 2015 polo year with the highest-rated polo tournaments in the world played in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Triple Crown Polo tournaments include the 73rd Tortugas Open, the 122 Hurlingham Open HSBC and the 122 Argentine Palermo Open HSBC Championships.

Updated February 10th, 2016

'20-Goal USPA Ylvisaker Cup is Underway at IPC; 2nd Round starts Friday Feb. 12th!
Feb 5, Palm Beach Illustrated/TechnoGym Wins 20-goal Joe Barry Cup Final!
Coca-Cola Quenches Thirst for victory with their 20-Goal Herbie Pennell Cup Victory at IPC!

Follow us on Twitter @WellingtonPolo for Updates on all High-goal Polo
that We Cover!'
Wellington Polo's Photo Pic of the Week:
 La Dolfina Claims 122 Argentine Open HSBC Final & 3x Triple Crown!
Relive the Exciting Action!

Saturday Dec. 12, 2015: defending champions La Dolfina Sancor Seguros defeats Ellerstina Piaget in the final and for a 3rd consecutive year claims the
122 Argentine Palermo Open HSBC title and Triple Crown Champions.


  • January 3 - April 24, 2016: Sunday Polo returns to IPC Sunday January 3, for the 2016 high-goal polo season through April 24, 2016 in Wellington, FL! Check out our new 2016 IPCPB Polo page with details of the current & upcoming 20-goal polo tournaments!
  • February 10, 2016: The 1st round of Games in the 20-goal USPA Ylvisaker Cup are complete. Friday there are 3 games scheduled which starts the 2nd round of games. Visit our 2016 Ylvisaker Cup page for the complete schedule, team details, schedules, results & photos.
  • February 9, 2016: Audi/Millarville defeat Tonkawa and claim the 20-goal Bobby Barry Cup (subsidiary to the Joe Barry Memorial Cup). Visit our Joe Barry page for details.
  • February 5, 2016: After MANY delays caused from rain, Palm Beach Illustrated/TechnoGym claims the Joe Barry Final defeating Villa del Lago in a narrow margin, 14-13. Facundo Obregon MVP & 'Noble' was awarded Best Playing Pony (owned by Hilario Ulloa) in the 2016 USPA 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup Final at IPC. Be sure to check our facebook or twitter updates in regards to updates. Visit our 2016 Joe Barry Memorial Cup page for results, photos & details of this tournament at International Polo Club.

    Palm Beach llustrated/TechnoGym wins the 2016 USPA 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
  • January 4, 2016: Coca-Cola maintains their winning streak, defeating Villa del Lago in the USPA 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup final which kicked off the 2016 Sunday Polo season at IPC. Visit our 2016 Herbie Pennell Cup page for details & photos of this tournament.

The Coca-Cola Polo Team wins the 2016 opening polo tournament, the 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup at IPC. Photo Alex Pacheco












































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World Polo Rankings Dec. 2015 

1. Cambiaso, Adolfo

1921

2. Pieres, Facundo

1454

3. Nero, Juan Martin

1448

4. Stirling Jr., David 'Pelon'

1376

5. Mac Donough, Pablo

1354

6. Pieres Jr., Gonzalo

1287

7. Pieres, Nicolas

964

8. Pieres, Pablo

891

9. Ulloa, Hilario

694


10.
Caset, Jr., Guillermo (Sapo)

 693

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


View our Photo Art

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

April 19, 2015: Best Playing Pony 'Romana' Owned & Played by Adolfo Cambiaso in the
111th USPA 26-goal U.S. Open 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.

Celebrating our 12th year, Wellington Polo has been capturing polo since 2004 &
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 current 2016 winter polo season has a full schedule of tournaments ranging in all levels of skill,
allowing for many moments of enjoyable polo. Although Wellington Polo 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, 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, video editing &
all
Graphic-Web related services. Let us take your photos to the next level of enjoyment!

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


Follow us on Twitter @WellingtonPolo

2015-2016 Polo News:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
122 Argentine Palermo Open
Polo Championships HSBC


December 12, 2015:

Closing out the 2015 year of polo, La Dolfina in a
narrow margin, defeated Ellerstina Piaget 13-12 in
what ensued as the most exciting game of the year.

Read More details of the final by visiting our
2015 page covering the 122 Palermo Argentine Open.

Grand Champions Polo Club
Wellington, Florida
November 28, 2015:

Audi Polo wins the USPA International Cup benefiting
the Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame for a 4th
consecutive year at Grand Champions Polo Club in
Wellington, FL defeating South Africa.
Julio Arellano was named MVP.
This 24-goal Polo tournament finishes out the 2015
Fall Polo season at GCPC.
Their 2016 winter line-up has a full schedule of polo
tournament fun to bring us back to the Spring season.

Check our page for teams, season schedule, results and photos!

Audi Polo wins the 2015 International Cup for a 4th consecutive year at
Grand Champions Polo Club. Photo by Alex Pacheco

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palermo
November 14, 2015:
 
Visit our 80-Goal Partido del Siglo XXI Page for
photos & information of this historical match on field 1
of the Cathedral of Polo at Palermo
:
A historical 80-goal match marking the 40th year
anniversary of the first 80-goal match in the history
of Argentine polo and global levels which was
1st held on November 1, 1975.


Top polo players of Argentina from 1960 to present received commemorative
medals in the 80-goal Partido del Siglo XXI.

Club Hurlingham
Buenos Aires, Argentina
122 Hurlingham Open HSBC

 
November 7, 2015:
 
La Dolfina Sancor Seguros defeats Ellerstina Piaget
15-14 in the 122
Hurlingham Open HSBC Polo Final. David 'Pelon' Stirling was awarded the MVP of the final
& 'Oli Chicha' played by Juan Martin Nero was named the Best Playing Pony of the final.

View photos (INCLUDING NEW SLIDESHOW OF ALL
FINAL PHOTO COVERAGE
), results of the most recent
games, & all information including the teams & zones
by visiting our 122 Hurlingham Open 2015 Page!

Grand Champions Polo Club
Wellington, Florida

November 1, 2015:
Pedro Morrison Memorial

 
FlexJet defeated Postage Stamp Farm 11-10 in OT
in the final of the
Pedro Morrison Memorial tournament;
Leo Mandelbaum was awarded MVP of the match &
Pedasito, a 7-year-old Chestnut mare owned and
played by Martin Estrada, was named
Best Playing Pony of the final at
Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, FL.


Nov. 1, 2015, FlexJet Polo Team, Martin Estrada, Melissa Ganzi, Leo
Mandelbaum (MVP), and Juan Bollini win the 2015 Pedro Morrison Memorial
Polo Tournament at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, FL.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.

Tortugas Country Club
Buenos Aires, Argentina
73 Tortugas Open
October 17, 2015:
 
In a very close and well-matched game, polo fans
were treated to a spectacular game as
La Dolfina defeated Ellerstina 11-9 in the
73 Tortugas Open Final.

Adolfo Cambiaso was awarded the MVP and 2 horses
he played, Chocolate was named Best Playing Pony &
Fax Cherokee awarded Best Argentine Breeders are
owned by Valiente S.A (Bob Jornayvez)!

Be sure to check our photo coverage
!

Visit Our 73 Tortugas Open 2015 page for
viewing the complete schedule, results and photos
from the games including the final by Oscar Fridman.


Oct. 17, 2015: La Dolfina wins the 73rd Tortugas Open Final,
defeating Ellerstina 11-9 in an exciting well-matched game!
Photo by Oscar Fridman for WellingtonPolo.

Grand Champions Polo Club Fall PoloGrand Champions Polo Club:
Wellington, FL

October 11, 2015
US Trust Cup

The US Trust Polo Team was this year's winner of the US Trust Cup.

Visit our GCPC Fall Polo 2015 page for details.


Oct 11, 2015: The US Trust Polo Team wins the US Trust Cup at
Grand Champions Polo Club; Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
51st Jockey Club Open

September 26, 2015:
 
Ellerstina Polo Team gets their Argentina Polo Season
off to a good start with their victorious win over
Alegria in the 51st Jockey Club Open Polo Tournament
in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ellerstina defeated Alegria Sancor Seguros 21-16 with
their new team consisting of all 4 Pieres Polo Players.
It will be an exciting Triple Crown, certainly giving
defending champions Dubai Polo a run for the 3 titles
that has eluded Ellerstina for the past 2 years.

September 26, 2015: The Ellerstina Polo Team, Polito Pieres, Nico Pieres,
Gonzalito Pieres & Facundo Pieres
with the Jockey Club Open Polo Trophy.
Photo by Matias Callejo.

Greenwich Polo Club
East Coast Open

September 6, 2015:
 
Audi Polo claims the East Coast Open title,
defeating White Birch in OT 14-13 in front of a
record crowd at the Greenwich Polo Club.

Miguel Novillo Astrada was named the MVP,
scoring 10 goals for the Audi win.

The Audi Polo Team has now won every major
high-goal polo tournament in the United States.


September 6, 2015: Audi claims the East Coast Open title at Greenwich Polo Club, defeating White Birch 14-13 in OT.
Audi has now won every major tournament in the U.S.
Photo by John Ferris Robben

Santa Maria Polo Club
Sotogrande, Spain
Gold Cup

August 29, 2015:
 
Dubai Polo Team claims their 2nd consecutive win of
the 44 Land Rover International Polo Tournament at
 the Santa Maria Polo Club, the Bulgari Gold Cup.
Juan Martin Nero of Lechuza Caracas was named the
 Most Valuable Player of the Final;
Adolfo Cambiaso's mare 'Yun Yun' was awarded with
the Best Playing Pony honors.
Dubai Polo defeated Lechuza Caracas 12-10,
closing out the high-goal polo season in Spain.

August 29, 2015: The Dubai Polo Team (Alejo Taranco, Rashid Albwardy,
Martín Valent
,& Adolfo Cambiaso) raising the Bulgari
Gold Cup after winning
their 2nd consecutive tournament & closing out the high-goal polo season at
Santa Maria Polo Club.
(Photo by Santa Maria Polo Club)
Santa Maria Polo Club
Sotogrande, Spain
Silver Cup

August 14, 2015:
 
Dubai Polo Team defeats Lechuza Caracas 14-8 and
wins the Indi Silver Cup at
Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande,
San Roque, Spain.

The Club is now ready for the start of their Gold Cup
in the 44 Land Rover International Polo Tournament.

August 14, 2015: Dubai Polo, Adolfo Cambiaso, Rashid Albwardy, Martín Valent &
Alejo Taranco, raise the Indi Silver Cup at Santa Maria Polo Club
after their victory
over Lechuza Caracas. Photo by Santa Maria Polo Club.

Cowdray Park
UK
Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup
July 19, 2015:
King Power Foxes does it again by winning the
2015 Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup at Cowdray Park,
defeating UAE 14-8 and maintaining their
all-win streak in the UK season.
Facundo Pieres was named MVP and
Pablo MacDonough’s "Open New Jersey" was
honored as Best Playing Pony.
Gonzalito Pieres’ "Open Katrine" was named
Best Playing Pony over the course of the UK season.


July 19, 2015: The King Power Foxes Polo Team does it again,
claiming victory in their 2nd UK title, the Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup
at Cowdray Park in the UK.


View the replay of the UK Gold Cup final by
Hurlingham Polo Here!
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Guards Polo Club
UK
Cartier Queen's Cup
June 14, 2015:
King Power Foxes & the Dubai Polo Team met each
other in a well-played Cartier Queen's Cup final and
took the game into overtime, but it was
Facundo Pieres, set up by 'Top', who scored the
winning goal for King Power Foxes & sealing the fate
of Dubai Polo.
Facundo Pieres was named MVP &
his mare was awarded Best Playing Pony of the
2015 22-goal Cartier Queen's Cup Final at
Guards Polo Club (UK).

Visit our 2015 Cartier Queen's Cup page to view
photos & read more about the final as well as all
team details & game results of this tournament.

June 14, 2015: The King Power Foxes Polo Team with the Cartier Queen's Cup
Perpetual Trophy after their win over Dubai Polo Team at Guards Polo Club (UK).
Photo by Images of Polo
International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida
111th U.S. Open Polo Championships
April 19, 2015:
Valiente wins the 111th USPA 26-goal
U.S. Open Polo Championships defeating
Orchard Hill 11-9 on the Engel & Volkers Field at IPC.
 Alejo Taranco was named the MVP &
Adolfo Cambiaso's mare 'Romana' was awarded
Best Playing Pony honors.


Visit our 111th USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Page for
full details & our exclusive photo coverage!
New Photos & New Gallery Links Added!!!

International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

Piaget Gold Cup
March 22, 2015:
A super exciting final as 2 undefeated teams met
each other
on the Engel & Volkers field main stadium
at International Polo Club in Wellington, FL
for the
final of the USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup.
Audi/Millarville defeated Orchard Hill 16-15 in OT,
winning goal by Gonzalito Pieres on a penalty 3.

Gonzalito Pieres named the MVP of the final and his
mare 'Rosparita' named the Best Playing Pony.


Visit our 2015 26-Goal Piaget Gold Cup page
for all Details Results & Photos.



March 22, 2015: Larry Boland, CEO of Piaget with the Audi/Millarville team, Marc Ganzi,
Rodrigo Andrade, Grant Ganzi, Gonzalito Pieres (MVP), & Fred Mannix with the
Piaget Gold Cup Perpetual Trophy at International Polo Club Palm Beach.

International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

March 7, 2015:
USPA 20-goal Iglehart Cup
Tonkawa defeated Palm Beach Illustrated 13-9 in the
2015 USPA 20-goal Iglehart Cup final on the
Isla Carroll West field at IPC.
Gonzalo Deltour was named the MVP of the final and
his mare 'Mancha' was awarded the
Best Playing Pony honors.

Visit our 2015 20-goal Iglehart Cup page for all details


Tonkawa Polo team: Gonzalo Deltour, Jeff Hildebrand, Inaki Laprida & Jeff Blake
with the win of the 2015 USPA 20-goal Iglehart Cup at IPC, March 7, 2015.
Photo by Liz Lamont / Phelps Media

International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

March 1, 2015:
26-Goal C.V. Whitney Cup

Orchard Hill defeated Alegria 16-13, winning the
2015 USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final at
International Polo Club in Wellington, FL
.

Facundo Pieres was named the MVP of the final and
his mare 'Nutra Sweet' was honored with the
Best Playing Pony award.
'Los Machitos Maradona' owned & played by
Mariano Aguerre was awarded the Stella Artois
'She's a Thing of Beauty' Horse of the Tournament.

Visit the USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup page

March 1, 2015: Best Playing Pony 'Nutra Sweet' Owned & Played by Facundo Pieres
in the
USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup Final at International Polo Club, Wellington, FL.
Photos by Aurora/WellingtonPolo.com

International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

February 22nd, 2015:
USPA 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup


Coca-Cola didn't let their fans down today as they
continued their perfect winning streak, taking the
2015 USPA 20-goal Ylvisaker Memorial Cup after their
difficult win over Valiente, final score 14-13.
Julio Arellano was named the MVP of the final and
Dolfina Resta, played by Sapo Caset & owned by
Adolfo Cambiaso was awarded the honor of
Best Playing Pony.

Visit our 2015 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup page for
results, photos, teams entered & more!



Coca-Cola, Gillian Johnston, Sugar Erskine, Julio Arellano (MVP) &
Mason Wroe takes the win, defeating Valiente
in the final of the
2015 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup at
International Polo Club.

Photo by Aurora / WellingtonPolo



Feb. 22, 2015: Best Playing Pony 'Dolfina Resta' Played by Sapo Caset & Owned by Adolfo Cambiaso in the USPA 20-goal Ylvisaker Memorial Cup Final at
International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, FL

Photos by Aurora / WellingtonPolo

La Martina presenting Julio Arellano with the MVP Award at the 2015
20-goal USPA Ylvisaker Cup final at IPC.
International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

January 25th, 2015:
USPA 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup
 

Orchard Hill
defeated Villa del Lago 15-13 in the
20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup Final
Sunday at 3pm on the Engel & Volkers Field.
Facundo Pieres was named the MVP,
scoring 12 out of the 15 goals and his
Australian TB mare 'Shelty' was awarded the
Best Playing Pony honors.
 

Visit our
20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup page
for the Complete Schedule, field assignments,
Our Photo coverage & all game results!

The Orchard Hill Polo Team with the 2015 USPA 20-goal
Joe Barry Memorial Cup Perpetual Trophy at IPC.


Jan 25, 2015: Facundo Pieres of Orchard Hill was presented with the MVP award in the
USPA 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup Final at IPC.


Special Report - Argentina
December 16, 2014:
 
Adolfo Cambiaso received the highest honors today
and giving a big boost for the sport of polo as he was
awarded the Golden Olimpia Award for Sportsman of
the Year in Argentina.

This is the 2nd time in the history of the
Golden Olimpia Awards that a polo player has
received these honors.

Adolfo Cambiaso is also recognized as the
Top-ranked polo player in the world.
Congratulations Adolfo Cambiaso!

Adolfo Cambiaso receives the 2014 Golden Olimpia Award for Sportsman of the year.
Photo by PoloPlus10

In Memory
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.

Javier Novillo Astrada, moments from the 2012 International Polo Club high-goal season with the Las Monjitas Polo Team.

In Memory





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


2013 Polo News:

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.
As did previous years, the 2016 winter polo season has a full schedule of enjoyable polo tournaments ranging in all levels of skill. 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, Video Editing & Book Making
(Stallions/sales horses/Farm) & Event Coverage (Polo, Dressage, Jumpers)

Updated February 10th, 2016