Opening Day of the 2015 Winter Polo Season Delivers High-End Fashion, High-Goal Polo, and Hollywood Headliners
The much-anticipated Opening Day of the 16-week winter polo season at the International Polo Club (IPC) was an extraordinary afternoon, with a sold-out crowd of spectators soaking up the sunshine. Trendsetting fashion was in full display, exotic supercars lined The Pavilion, and chilled champagne and lavish brunch stations welcomed guests to the exciting festivities and traditions that showcase Sunday polo.
Renowned Broadway stars and sisters, Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, performed the National Anthem, and Hollywood actress Tatum O’Neal followed the duet with the ceremonial coin toss. The final match of the Herbie Pennell Cup saw two fierce 20-goal teams, Casablanca and Villa del Lago, competing for the prestigious trophy, while spectators cheered and polo ponies thundered down the field. At the halftime divot stomp, Villa Del Lago was in the lead, 9-5, but Casablanca rallied from the five-goal deficit in the second half to score an impressive 13-11 win.
The Veuve Clicquot Fashion on the Field winner, Leot Taylor, was a standout in a chic Lela Rose full-skirted dress in a muted tropical print, offset with a wide, pink brushed suede belt that cinched her waist. Her coveted prize was a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
IPC reports a record-breaking Opening Day attendance for the kickoff of the 2015 high-goal polo season. Sunday polo is the hottest ticket in town this winter. Tickets can be purchased in advance at internationalpoloclub.com or by calling 561-204-5687.
About International Polo Club Palm Beach
The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo enthusiasts descend upon Wellington, Fla., each winter season to enjoy their love of the sport in the most prominent and well‐equipped polo facility. The 2015 Palm Beach Polo Season opened on Sunday, January 4, and will conclude 16 weeks later
with the USPA 111th U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on Sunday, April 19. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, lawn seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. Tickets start at $10. For ticketing and sponsorship information, or to book a special event year-round, please call 561-204-5687 or visit InternationalPoloClub.com