Welcome to Wellington Polo!



Wellington Photo is an online media source presenting exciting hi-res photo coverage from multiple angles of the current 2014 high-goal polo season taking place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach during the Wellington, Florida winter equestrian season. We are also excited to keep polo fans informed of some of the recent 2013 major world-wide polo tournaments including the 2013 Queen's Cup and the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup British Open in the UK, 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 71st Tortugas Open, The 120º Hurlingham Open & the 120º Palermo Argentine Open Polo Championships HSBC.


Updated April 19th, 2014

'Alegria vs Valiente in the Final of the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships Sunday April 20th at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.'

Wellington Polo's Photo of the Week:
Semifinals Determine the Finalists of the Maserati U.S. Open

April 16, 2014: In a very closesemifinal match, Alegria defeatedCrab Orchard and advances to 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

  • April 20, 2014: Alegria vs Valiente in the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at 3pm on the International Polo Club's Field #1.

    April 16, 2014: Wednesday's Semifinals were nothing short of exciting as despite an injured Adolfo Cambiaso leaving the game and Bob Jornayvez sitting out, being replaced by Rodrigo Andrade and Carlitos Gracida, Valiente defeated Lechuza Caracas 15-11 and later Alegria defeating Crab Orchard 9-8 in a very close match. Alegria will get their chance for vindication as they once again face Valiente in the Final of the USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships Sunday April 20th at 3pm on the IPC Field 1 (Main Stadium). Be sure to contact the IPC box office for advanced tickets or arrive early & purchase them at the gate. Check our 110th Maserati 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships 2014 page with all details including recent photos & results, the teams entered, and the complete high-goal schedule at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
  • April 15, 2014: Audi defeated Flight Options 9-8 today in the Hall of Fame Cup (Subsidiary) Final at International Polo Club. Gonzalo del Tour named the MVP and Grant Ganzi's horse 'ATM' awarded the Best Playing Pony.
  • 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 and 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 of us whose lives he touched.


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

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

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World Polo Rankings March 2014 

1.Cambiaso, Adolfo

941

2. Pieres, Facundo

801

3. Stirling Jr., David 'Pelon'

728

4. Nero, Juan Martin

705

5. Mac Donough, Pablo

691

6. Pieres Jr., Gonzalo

623

7. Pieres, Nicolas

482

8. Caset Jr., Guillermo (Sapo)

442

9. Ulloa, Hilario

432


10.
Aguerre, Mariano


419

 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"


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.

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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:


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.

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 photo

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 Polo:
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.

Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup
Cowdray Park - England, UK
July 21, 2013: Zacara defeated Dubai at Cowdray Park in Sunday's Final Round of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup British Open remaining the only undefeated team for this tournament and taking complete control of the UK Polo season.
Check out the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup British Open page for recent results, videos, & team details.


Facundo Pieres' mare was named BPP of the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup

2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup


July 21, 2013: The Zacara Polo Team celebrating their win of the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup British Open.
They defeated Dubai at Cowdray Park in England, UK, remaining the only undefeated team throughout this 22-goal polo tournament which finalized the UK high-goal polo season.


2013 Cartier Queen's Cup

Guards Polo
England - UK

June 16, 2013: CHECK OUT THE NEWLY ADDED VIDEOS!!! Zacara remains undefeated & outscores El Remanso to win the 2013 22-goal Cartier Queen's Cup Polo Tournament at Guards Polo in England (UK). Facundo Pieres was named MVP & his horse Galactica was awarded the Best Playing Pony Award.
Visit our Queen's Cup 2013 Page for Videos, Details & Game results with coverage by Alex Webbe
.

May 26, 2013:

Grand Champions Polo Club Spring 2013

Longfield defeated YP.com in OT for the

USPA Memorial by Piaget which concluded the

Grand Champions Polo Club Spring 2013
Medium-goal polo tournaments
in Wellington, Florida.


Visit the GCPC Spring 2013 Page
for Results with game coverage by Alex Webbe
&
photos by Alex Pacheco.


Longfield defeated YP.Com 11-10 in OT in the 12-14 goal Piaget Memorial
Day Cup Final
at Grand Champions Polo Club. Photo by Alex Pacheco
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
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 2012 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 or how we can take your photos to the next level of presentation in one of our custom made photobooks 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 April 19th, 2014




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