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, England's 2014 Cartier Queen's Cup and the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open and Santa Maria Polo Club's high-goal Silver & Gold Cups. Our current polo coverage is featuring the Fall polo season at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, FL in addition to the Triple Crown Polo Tournaments (the highest rated polo tournaments in the world), in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The 72nd Tortugas Open (completed), The 121º Hurlingham Open (underway) & the 121º Palermo Argentine Open Polo Championships HSBC (upcoming).


Updated October 28th, 2014

'La Dolfina Hope Funds vs Ellerstina Piaget in the Final of the 121 Hurlingham Open!
Flight Options Wins USPA Fall Classic Final Oct 26 at Grand Champions Polo Club, Wellington, FL'

Wellington Polo's Photo Pic of the Week:
 121 Hurlingham Open Finals Set for November 1st!
at Club Hurlingham in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


October 25, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds advances to the finals
of the 121 Hurlingham Open to face the winners of Sunday's semifinal, Ellerstina Piaget. Photo: Hilario Ulloa & Adolfo Cambiaso vying for control of the ball in Saturday's semifinal match.


  • November 1, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds, the defending champions, vs Ellerstina Piaget at 16.00 (3pm ET) in the 121 Hurlingham Open HSBC, presented by QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires. Visit our 2014 121st Hurlingham Open page for the schedule, results & as always, Great photos by Oscar Fridman.
  • October 26, 2014: Grand Champions Polo Club Update! Flight Options downed CT Energia 7-6 in the Final of the USPA Fall Classic with 'Catina Mama', played by MVP Guille Aguero & owned by Halo Polo, being selected as the Best Playing Pony of the final. Casablanca won the round-robin subsidiary that followed.
    Visit our 2014 GCPC Fall Polo Page for more details & New photos by Alex Pacheco.

    Flight Options, Guille Aguero (MVP), Juan Bollini, Wes Finlayson & Gene Goldstein with the 2014 USPA Fall Classic trophy presented by Brenda Dupont of the Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame. Photo by Alex Pache
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  • October 25-26, 2014: The 121 Hurlingham Open HSBC, presented by QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires, continued with semifinal games that determined the winners of Zone A & B. Saturday's game featured La Dolfina Hope Funds vs Alegria ASSIST CARD for Zone A, in which a great battle took place, La Dolfina Hope Funds emerging the victors, 13-12.
    Sunday October 26,
    Ellerstina Piaget defeated La Aguada ICBC 14-12 and advances to the November 1 final against La Dolfina Hope Funds.
  • October 13, 2014 Tortugas Open update! La Dolfina Hope Funds continues their Argentina winning streak as they defeat Ellerstina Piaget 14-8 in the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open, the 1st tournament in Argentina's Triple Crown of Polo.
    Read More on our 2014 Tortugas Open page which also features the complete schedule, game results & NEW photos.

    October 13, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds (defending champions) wins the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open.
  • 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.
  • See Below for all of our past news polo coverage from: Wellington- Florida, England- UK, Sotogrande- Spain, & Buenos Aires- Argentina.





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World Polo Rankings October 2014 

1. Cambiaso, Adolfo

1546

2. Pieres, Facundo

1146

3. Nero, Juan Martin

1055

4. Stirling Jr., David 'Pelon'

979

5. Mac Donough, Pablo

961

6. Pieres Jr., Gonzalo

903

7. Pieres, Nicolas

706

8. Caset Jr., Guillermo (Sapo)

702

9. Jornayvaz, Bob

669


10.
Torres, Santiago

654

 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 Fall Polo:
Wellington, FL

2014 USPA Fall Classic

October 26, 2014:
 
Flight Options downed CT Energia 7-6
in the Final of the USPA Fall Classic with
Best Playing Pony: 'Catina Mama'
owned by Halo Polo, & played by
MVP: Guille Aguero.

Casablanca won the round-robin subsidiary that followed.

Visit our 2014 Fall GCPC page for details & more photos by Alex Pacheco.


Flight Options, Guille Aguero (MVP), Juan Bollini, Wes Finlayson & Gene Goldstein with the 2014 USPA Fall Classic trophy presented by Brenda Dupont of the Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame. Photo by Alex Pacheco
Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
Wellington, FL

2014 USPA Kay Colee Memorial

October 19th, 2014:
 

Flight Options defeated Audi/Palm Beach Equine 8-7 in the final of the
2014 Kay Colee Memorial polo tournament.
Juan Bollini was named the MVP.
The
subsidiary round-robin final was won by Aspen Valley Polo Club.


Visit out 2014 Fall GCPC page for details & more photos by Alex Pacheco


October 19, 2014: Flight Options Polo team, Melissa Ganzi, Jesse Bray, Julio Gracida & Juan Bollini, with the 2014 Kay Colee Memorial Trophy at Grand Champions Polo Club. Photo by Alex Pacheco
Tortugas Country Club
Buenos Aires, Argentina

72 Tortugas Open:

October 13, 2014:

The La Dolfina Polo team (Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Pablo Mac Donough, & Juan Martin Nero) defend their title and add another Argentine Polo Tournament to their win list as they defeated Ellerstina Piaget in the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open, the 1st of the Argentina Triple Crown Polo tournaments, the highest rated & best polo in the world.

Adolfo Cambiaso named MVP of the
72nd Tortugas Open final.

Visit our 2014 Tortugas Open page for
more details & photo coverage
.

October 13, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds (defending champions) wins the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open.
Grand Champions Polo Club Fall Polo:
Wellington, FL

October 12th, 2014:


Casablanca wins the
Grand Champions Polo Club's U.S. Trust Cup defeating Postage Stamp Farm 11-10 in the final.

Nic Roldan named MVP.

Flight Options def. Newport in the subsidiary final.


Visit our 2014 Fall GCPC page for details & more photos by Alex Pacheco

October 12, 2014: The Casablanca Polo Team raises the U.S. Trust Cup trophy after their 11-10 win over Postage Stamp Farm at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jockey Club Open:

September 20, 2014:
 
The La Dolfina Polo team (Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Pablo Mac Donough, & Juan Martin Nero) got into high-gear with their 14-7 victory over Chapaleufu La Mariana (Augustin Merlos, Sebastian Merlos, Eduardo Heguy & Pepe Heguy) in the Jockey Club Open at Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Adolfo Cambiaso was named the Miguel Panda MVP along with being awarded for the Best Playing Pony award & the Best Argentine Bred Polo Pony going to his mare Dolfina Tetera & presented by the Argentine Polo Pony Breeders Association.
Pablo Mac Donough was honored with the Premio Gonzalo Tanoira al Espiritu Deportivo Award.

Visit our Argentina Polo page for more high-goal polo in Argentina.

September 20, 2014: The La Dolfina Polo Team, Juan Martin Nero, Pablo Mac Donough, David 'Pelon' Stirling & Adolfo Cambiaso with the 50th Jockey Club Open trophy after their 14-7 defeat over Chapaleufu. Photo by Melito Cerezo
Santa Maria Polo Club,
Sotogrande, Spain
Gold Cup

August 30, 2014:

The Valiente Polo Team sweeps the 43rd Land Rover Polo
International tournaments, adding the Bulgari Gold Cup to their 3rd tournament win, defeating Ellerston Polo Team 13-11 at Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain.
Earlier in the afternoon, Lechuza Caracas defeated Halcyon Gallery 10-8 to win the Silver Cup subsidiary final.
August 30, 2014: The Valiente Polo Team, Adolfo Cambiaso, Santiago Laborde, Bob Jornayvez & Santi Torres raising the Bulgari Gold Cup after defeating the Ellerston Polo Team in the final at Santa Maria Polo Club.
Santa Maria Polo Club
Sotogrande, Spain
Silver Cup
August 15, 2014:
 
Valiente defeats Dos Lunas 13-10 in the final of the 22-goal Silver Cup at Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain. This is the 2nd tournament win in the Spain high-goal season at Santa Maria Polo Club.

Earlier in the season, Valiente took the Bronze Cup
:

August 1, 2014:
Valiente defeats Ayala 11-7 in the 43rd Land Rover International Polo Tournament Bronze Cup, 1st of the 3 high-goal polo tournaments at Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain.

August 15, 2014: The Valiente polo team, Santi Torres, Bob Jornayvaz, Santiago Laborde & Adolfo Cambiaso, with the high-goal Silver Cup victory, the 2nd of 3 high-goal tournaments played at Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, San Roque, Spain.
England, UK
Cowdray Park
Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup

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


England, UK
Guard's Polo Club
Cartier Queen's Cup

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 Page

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

England, UK
Prince of Wales Cup


June 14, 2014:

La Indiana defeats HB Polo in the
22-goal Prince of Wales Trophy Saturday at the
Royal Berkshire Polo Club.

Visit our 2014 Prince of Wales Trophy page for details & more photos


Photo by Oscar Fridman / WellingtonPolo.com
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.
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.



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, Video Editing & Book Making
(Stallions/sales horses/Farm) & Event Coverage (Polo, Dressage, Jumpers)

Updated October 28th, 2014




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