Welcome to Wellington Polo!



Wellington Photo is an online media source presenting exciting hi-res photo coverage from multiple angles of the 2017 high-goal polo season that takes place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, the UK, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The 2017 USPA 20-goal Iglehart Cup & the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup have recently finished; the Gold Cup is underway. We look forward to sharing our continued coverage of the 2017 high-goal polo season at IPC.
Our 2016 coverage of the Argentina Polo season started with the Tortugas Open, followed by the Hurlingham Open, & a dramatic final ended the 3rd tournament of the Triple Crown of polo, the Argentine
Palermo Open HSBC!
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 May 27th, 2017

'Queens Cup at Guards Polo Continues Sunday May 28th!
Team USA Takes the FIP Zone A Championship and earns Ticket to Australia!
Valiente wins the Final of the USPA 26-goal U.S. Open & Triple Crown of Polo USA!
Coca-Cola wins Inaugural Stand-alone 26-goal Butler Handicap at IPC!
Valiente wins the Final of the USPA 26-goal Gold Cup Sunday March 26th
at IPC!
Follow us on Twitter @WellingtonPolo for Updates on all High-goal Polo
that We Cover!
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Wellington Polo's Photo Pic of the Week:
 Valiente Takes the U.S. Triple Crown of Polo!

April 25, 2017: Adolfo Cambiaso lets out a victorious yell of happiness after winning the U.S. Open Polo Championships and his goal of a
U.S. Triple Crown win completed at International Polo Club.

  • May 23 - June 18, 2017 The Cartier Queen's Cup: Ten teams in 2 group leagues of 5 will compete for the coveted Queen's Cup at Guards Polo Club. The All-English Team El Remanso and King Power Foxes took the opening day wins while RH Polo and La Indiana took Day 2 wins in the 1st week of play. Sunday May 28th, Day 4 will feature 2 matches in the 2017 Queen's Cup:
    The 1st match will be at 12 noon (7am ET), Monterosso v Sommelier at Coworth Park.
    At 3pm (10am ET), the anticipated match between the 2 power houses, RH Polo Team v King Power Foxes, will play at Guards Polo Club for the Kerry Packer Trophy.
    Saturday's Day 3 winners were Sifani and La Indiana defeating La Bamba de Areco and Talandracas respectively.
    Visit our 2017 Queen's Cup page for all Tournament details.

  • April 30, 2017: Team USA takes the win over Team Mexico in the FIP Zone A Championship; they earn their ticket to Australia to compete in the FIP World Championships! Click Here to View all Photos!

  • April 5-25, 2017 USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships: The Valiente team made history as they completed their 3rd win in Polo's U.S. Triple Crown with a victory in the rescheduled final of the 113th USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championship after defeating Orchard Hill in Overtime in one of the best games played in years. The last time there was a Triple Crown victory was when Adolfo Cambiaso played for the Crab Orchard team in 2008. Please visit our 113th US Open Polo 2017 page for all of our photo coverage & more!
  • April 2, 2017 26-goal Butler Handicap: Coca-Cola claimed the 1st win of this inaugural stand-alone 26-goal tournament defeating FlexJet. This tournament has previously been played as a subsidiary cup but originally as a stand-alone tournament founded by Paul Butler of Oakbrook. Read more & see our photo coverage at our 2017 Butler Handicap Page by clicking here.
  • March 26th, 2017 USPA 26-Goal Gold Cup: Valiente and Coca-Cola met up in the final of the USPA Gold Cup played Sunday on the Engel & Volkers field at IPC. The 2 finalists played a superb game with Coca-Cola making Valiente work extra hard to claim their 2nd win of the 26-goal Triple Crown Polo Tournaments played only in Wellington, FL. Valiente defeated Coca-Cola 9-6; Adolfo Cambiaso named the MVP & his gelding Chocolate was awarded the Best Playing Pony honors. Visit our 2017 Gold Cup page for team details, schedule, results and our photo coverage of this exciting final!
  • March 16th, 2017: Travieso took the win in Thursday's final of the 20-goal Sterling Cup at Grand Champions Polo Club defeating Casablanca.
  • March 5th, 2017 26-goal CV Whitney Cup: Valiente defeated Orchard Hill with the final score 14-11 in the 1st of the 26-goal Triple Crown polo tournaments played at International Polo Club. Visit our 2017 USPA 26-goal CV Whitney Cup page for all team details, results and photos.



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World Polo Rankings
 April 2017 

1. Cambiaso, Adolfo

1482

2. Pieres, Facundo

1095

3. Nero, Juan Martin

942

4. Pieres Jr., Gonzalo

836

5. Mac Donough, Pablo

818

6. Stirling Jr., David 'Pelon'

754

7. Pieres, Nicolas

713

8. Cavanagh, Diego Tomas

686

9. Pieres, Pablo (Polito)

668


10.
Jornayvaz, Bob

589

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"

March 26, 2017: Best Playing Pony 'Chocolate' played by Adolfo Cambiaso in the
26-goal Gold Cup
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 2017 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
2017-2016 Polo News:
International Polo Club
Wellington, FL



USPA 26-Goal Gold Cup
March 26th, 2017

Valiente and Coca-Cola met up in the final of the
USPA Gold Cup played on the
Engel & Volkers field at IPC.
Valiente defeated Coca-Cola 9-6
claiming their
2nd win of the 26-goal Triple Crown Polo Tournaments
 played only in Wellington, FL.

Adolfo Cambiaso named the MVP & his gelding
Chocolate was awarded the Best Playing Pony honors.
Visit our 2017 Gold Cup page for team details,
schedule, results and our
photo coverage of this exciting final!


March 26, 2017: The Valiente Polo Team claims the 2nd win of the
Triple Crown in Sunday's 26-goal Gold Cup final at IPC.

International Polo Club
Wellington, FL





March 12th, 2017
20-goal Iglehart Cup:




Equine Liquid Biocell took on La Indiana and won
t
he final by a narrow margin, 11-10.
Read more at our 2017 Iglehart Cup page
with results and photos of the final.



International Polo Club
Wellington, FL


March 5th, 2017
26-goal CV Whitney Cup:

There were 3 teams entered in the 1st of the
26-goal Triple Crown polo tournaments played at
International Polo Club.

After 2 rounds of play, Valiente and Orchard Hill,
2 equally impressive teams, faced each other in
Sunday's windy final.
Both teams played superb and gave spectators the
true taste of polo action but it was Valiente who
out-strategized the Orchard Hill team,
with the final score 14-11.

Matias Zavaleta was named the MVP;
'Sugar' played by Adolfo Cambiaso was awarded
the Best Playing Pony honors.
 
Visit our 2017 USPA 26-goal CV Whitney Cup page
for all team details, results and photos.



March 5, 2017: The Valiente team, Adolfo Cambiaso, Diego Cavanagh,
Bob Jornayvez & Matias Torres Zavaleta with the C.V. Whitney Cup at IPC.
International Polo Club
Wellington, FL

February 19, 2017:
USPA 20-goal Ylvisaker Cup
:

A beautiful day for an exciting final as it took
Overtime for Coca-Cola to take the win from Tonkawa,
final score 9-8.
Read more and view photo coverage by
visiting our
2017 Ylvisaker Cup page for all details.

The Coca-Cola team celebrating their win of the 2017 USPA Ylvisaker Cup at IPC.
International Polo Club:

January 22, 2017:
20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Final:
 



La Indiana defeats Mt Brilliant in
Sunday's 3pm final at IPC!

Read more at our 2017 Joe Barry Polo page
&
access all results, team details, calendar, map &
photos.

La Indiana: Mike Azzaro, Jeff Hall, Gringo Columbres & Michael Bickford.
Photo by Alex Pacheco
International Polo Club
Wellington, FL



January 1, 2017
20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup






Villa del Lago claims the opening Tournament win!
Read more at our

2017 Herbie Pennell Page


Jan 1, 2017: Villa del Lago
(Jim Zenni,
Agustin Obregon, Hilario Ulloa - MVP and Carlucho Arellano)
win the 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup
opening tournament at
International Polo Club in Wellington, FL
getting Sunday polo started for the season. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
123 Argentine Open Championships Final
December 10, 2016:
 
La Dolfina once again for their 4th consecutive year,
claimed the title of the
123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship final
defeating Ellerstina Johor 16-12.

David 'Pelon' Stirling was named the MVP,
Adolfo Cambiaso was named the
Goleador of the tournament &
Best Playing Pony
owned & played by
David 'Pelon' Stirling
went to 'Zippi',
for the Lady Susan Townsley Cup.

Visit our 123 Palermo Argentine Open page
for details, results, and photos of all the games by
Oscar Fridman for Wellington Polo.

Dec 10, 2016: La Dolfina Sancor Seguros wins the final of the
123 Argentine Open Polo Championships at Palermo
for their 4th consecutive year.
Photo by Oscar Fridman for WellingtonPolo.com

123 Hurlingham Open
November 9, 2016

The 4x Defending Champions,
La Dolfina Sancor Seguros, have been dethroned by
Ellerstina Johor in the final of the
123 Hurlingham Open, 10-9 in OT,
winning goal by Gonzalito Pieres!
MVP, Gonzalito Pieres and
Best Playing Pony of the final went to
'Anay Sur La Paluda' played by Juan Martin Nero.
 
Visit our 123 Hurlingham Open HSBC 2016 page
for all results and photos by Oscar Fridman for
Wellington Polo.

Ellerstina Johor: Facundo Pieres, Pablo 'Polito' Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and
Nicolas Pieres, winning the 123 Hurlingham Open Final. Photo by Oscar Fridman.
Santa Maria Polo Club
Sotogrande, Spain
Cartier Gold Cup
August 28, 2016:

An impressive final match between Ayala and
the
defending champions,
Dubai, didn't disappoint
spectators both present and watching the online live
stream. It was Ayala who held their lead up until the
5th chukker when Dubai seemed to put up a bigger
fight and finally taking the lead. Halfway through the
6th chukker, an uncharacteristic mistake by Adolfo
Cambiaso caused Tom Brody to collide with him
sending Cambiaso to the ground with thankfully
nothing more than some deep teeth gashes from the
horse colliding with him. Play resumed a few minutes
later with Juan Martin Nero taking Cambiaso's place
and despite the penalty on Dubai, their 11-7 lead
wouldn't be challenged. One more score for Dubai
finalized the match, 12-7 for Dubai over Ayala
to keep
the title of champions of the Cartier Gold Cup,
the
most important trophy of the 45th INDI International
Polo Tournament
at Santa María Polo Club
​ in
Sotogrande, Spain.


August 28, 2016: Dubai defeated Ayala in the final of the
Cartier Gold Cup INDI International Polo Tournament.

Photo by Santa Maria Polo Club.

Guards Polo Club
UK
Cartier Queens Cup

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.

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.

May 4, 2016:
Visit Our Online Photo Coverage:
Gallery of Sentebale game coverage

To read more about the May 4, 2016 event Visit our
2016 Sentebale Royal Salute Page

Prince Harry along with Sentebale Ambassadors
Nacho Figueras, 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.

May 4, 2016 Prince Harry & Nacho Figueras playing for the
Sentebale Royal Salute Cup at Valiente Farm in Wellington, FL.

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!

Visit our 2016 USPA 112 U.S. Open Page to view the
results, team details, photos & More!

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.
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.

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 2017 winter polo season had 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 May 77th, 2017