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 features 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. Wellington Polo is excited to share our coverage of the 2016 Sentebale Royal Salute Cup with Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras battling it out 'friendly-style' to benefit the children with HIV/AIDS living in Africa.
Be sure to check out our all of our previous polo coverage dating back to 2006 featuring highlights of high-goal polo from around the world: Wellington, FL (USA), UK, Spain & Argentina.

Updated June 16th, 2016

'Dubai Claims the 2016 22-goal Cartier Queen's Cup at Guards Polo, UK!
Prince Harry's Team Sentebale wins the Sentebale Royal Salute Cup Match!
Orchard Hill wins the USPA 26-Goal 112th U.S. Open Polo Championships Final at IPC!
Dubai wins the USPA 26-Goal Gold Cup Final Sunday March 27, 2016 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:
 Dubai Wins the 2016 Cartier Queens Cup at Guards Polo!

The winners of the 2016 Cartier Queen's Cup, Dubai (L to R)-Kian Hall, Rashid Albwardy, Adolfo Cambiaso and Juan Martin Nero at Guards Polo Club, UK.
Photo courtesy of Pololine.



  • June 11, 2016: Dubai takes the win of the 22-goal Cartier Queens Cup at Guards Polo, UK, defeating a talented La Indiana team by a 1-goal margin that was attained in the final seconds. Julian De Luserreta was named the MVP and Chapa Volcan was awarded the Best Playing Pony honors. 
  • January 3 - April 24, 2016: The 2016 Sunday Polo Season at IPC along with all high-goal polo has concluded April 24, 2016 with the 26-goal USPA 112 U.S. Open Polo Championships in Wellington, FL! If you missed the action, Make your plans to experience high-goal polo at its finest for the 2017 season! Check out our 2016 IPCPB Polo page with details of this past season's 20 & 26-goal polo tournaments and photos of everything polo!
    Sunday April 24, 2016: Undefeated Orchard Hill claims the USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships final after defeating
    Dubai in Overtime
    at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, FL.
  • May 4, 2016: Click Here to visit Online Photo gallery of game coverage

    To read more about the May 4, 2016 event - Click Here to go to our 2016 Sentebale Royal Salute page. Prince Harry along with Sentebale Ambassadors Nacho Figueras and Malcolm Borwick and Nic Roldan, were in Wellington to play an invitation-only Sentebale Royal Salute charity match at the Valiente Farm, Wednesday May 4th, 2016. The 2016 Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, May 4th, 2016 is a fundraising effort in support of Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 to help the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organizations to help these children - the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.
    Sentebale was co-founded by HRH Prince Harry and HRH Prince Seeiso
    Bereng Seeiso of Lesotho in honor of their mothers, Diana, Princess of Wales and
    Queen ‘Mamohato Bereng Seeiso, respectively.

    May 4, Prince Harry & Nacho Figueras playing for the Sentebale Royal Salute Cup at Valiente Farm in Wellington, FL
  • April 24, 2016: Orchard Hill remained undefeated after defeating Dubai in Overtime in the final round of the 112 US Open Polo Championship final at IPC. Facundo Pieres named MVP & 'Diva Dos' was named Best Playing Pony - played by Juan Martin Nero and owned by Orchard Hill. Visit our 2016 USPA 112 U.S. Open Page to view the schedule, results, team details, calendar, photos & More!
  • March 27, 2016: Despite playing one of their best games, Defending champions Audi Polo was edged out by a goal from undefeated Dubai in Sunday's Final of the 2016 USPA 26-goal Gold Cup at IPC. MVP was awarded to Facundo Sola and Best Playing Pony went to "Flo" (owned by Valiente & played by Adolfo Cambiaso). Visit our 2016 Gold Cup page with team details, results & Photos.
  • March 6, 2016: Orchard Hill, defending champions, defeated Audi Polo in the Sentient Jet USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final, claiming their 2x victory. Visit our 2016 Sentient Jet C.V. Whitney Cup page for all details, results and our photo coverage.
    March 6, 2016: Orchard Hill Polo Team wins the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup for a 2nd consecutive year.















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World Polo Rankings June 2016 

1. Cambiaso, Adolfo

1310

2. Nero, Juan Martin

1113

3. Pieres, Facundo

1100

4. Pieres Jr., Gonzalo

849

5. Stirling Jr., David 'Pelon'

732

6. Mac Donough, Pablo

717

7. Pieres, Nicolas

598

8. Al Bwardi, Rashid

577

9. Taranco, Alejo

553


10.
Pieres, Pablo

529

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 24, 2016: Best Playing Pony ''Diva Dos'  Played by Juan Martin Nero & owned by
Orchard Hill in the
112th USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Championship Final at
International Polo Club Palm Beach 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:
International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup


February 5, 2016:


After MANY delays caused from rain,

Palm Beach Illustrated/TechnoGym
claims the
USPA 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup Final defeating
Villa del Lago in a narrow margin, 14-13.
Facundo Obregon was named the MVP &
'Noble' was awarded Best Playing Pony
(owned by Hilario Ulloa).
Visit our 2016 Joe Barry Memorial Cup page for
all results, photos & details of this tournament at
International Polo Club Palm Beach


Palm Beach Illustrated/TechnoGym wins the 2016 USPA 20-goal
Joe Barry Memorial Cup at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.

International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup

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

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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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 June 16th, 2016