International Polo Club Opening Day Was Filled With Champagne, Bright Prints, Exciting Match

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by Ileana Llorens Jan 07, 2016 03:35 PM

Polo season is officially in session—and it kicked off with quite the bash. 

More than 6,000 polo enthusiasts attended the opening day celebration at the International Polo Club in Wellington on Jan. 3. 

During the featured event, the Herbie Pennell Cup final, Gillian Johnston’s Coca-Cola team clinched the match with a 15-14 win against Villa del Lago. 

Dressed in bright, colorful patterns, attendees—which included some of our “Men of Style”—were able to enjoy the new Coco Polo Lounge, as well as the new Funky Buddha beer garden. 

Of course, there was a Sunday champagne brunch, which featured a new NYY prime steak carving station, gourmet selections and plenty of bubbly. 

The season will wrap up with the USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship on April 24. 

For a schedule of matches, visit the International Polo Club website

View photos from opening day, below. (Images by Lila Photo)

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Veuve Clicquot flowing 

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Burnett tosses the coin.

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Coca-Cola (right) and Villa del Lago in action. 

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Dana Filetti, Tristan Eckert-Gremaud, Alanna Wigdahl.

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Daniel Biaggi, Jessica Fishenfeld

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Crowd on Engel & Volkers’ field.

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Danni Melita, Richard Gaff

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

John Wash, Jack Lighton, Sara Krauss, Giovanni DiStadio, Kelly Cashmere.

USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship

London Essentials Band played during divot stomp.

Herbie Pennell Cup Trophy

Herbie Pennell Cup Trophy winners Steve Kreuger, Julio Arellano, Sugar Erskine, Gillian Johnston. 


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