2018 Winter Equestrian Festival - January 10 - April 1, 2018 - 82
INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB
spread out over various stations. With a fun atmosphere
and a prime sidelines view of the polo match, The
Pavilion is a prime ticket to the action. Tickets for brunch
must be purchased online: internationalpoloclub.com.
East Side Tailgate
Polo fans set up tents east of the field, on either side
of The Pavilion. $5900 to reserve one of the coveted
10-by-10-foot member high peak tents for the season.
For each match, you receive 12 complimentary tickets.
Herbie Pennell Cup
At 8 goals indoors, Alfred "Herbie" Pennell was one of
the top arena players in this country's greatest era of
indoor polo, the 1950s and 1960s. As a 6-goal player
outdoors, Herbie proved to be an asset to every team
he played on. Always a cagey ball handler and a suburb
horseman, Herbie was also one of the most successful
polo club managers.
Joe Barry Memorial Cup
Harold "Joe" Barry has been described as a galloping oak
tree with the soul of a poet. An impenetrable back at 9
goals, no one could hit a longer ball or provide a more
reliable presence. Soft-spoken off the field and ever the
gentleman on the field, polo has no better role model
A visionary businessman and former captain of the
Yale polo team, Bill Ylvisaker founded Palm Beach Polo
& Country Club. He also founded the Polo Training
Foundation to teach and develop young polo players.
During his playing career, Bill was a 7-goal player and
won three U.S. Open championships, two Coronation
Cups against England and Australia, the USPA Gold Cup
and four national 20-goal championships. He served as
chairman of the USPA from 1970-75.
The Iglehart Cup is played in honor of Phillip Iglehart, a
7-goal player who competed on numerous championship
polo teams. He was instrumental in founding the Polo
Museum and Hall of Fame. Phillip was the key figure
in relocating the former Gulfstream Polo Club in Lake
Worth, Florida, when development forced the club from
its former oceanside location in Briney Breezes, Florida.
2018 WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
USPA C.V. Whitney Cup
This tournament, first held in 1979, is named in memory
of Cornelius Vanderbilt "Sonny" Whitney who, along with
his cousin John Hay Whitney, was a major polo patron in
the 1930s. The son of Hall of Fame patron Harry Payne
Whitney, C.V. won the U.S. Open three times (twice
against his brother) and was a renowned owner and
breeder of Thoroughbred horses.
USPA Gold Cup®
The 26 Goal USPA Gold Cup, first played in 1974 at
the Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois, is a symbol of
professionalism, good sportsmanship and high-goal polo
at its finest. This tournament has been played at various
polo clubs throughout its history. Since 2007 IPC has
proudly hosted this prestigious event.
U.S. Open Polo Championship®
The U.S. Open Polo Championship, the most prestigious
tournament in the United States, dates back to 1904
when it was first played at Van Cortlandt Park, New York.
It has been played at IPC since 2004.