Sunday polo on Jan. 24 was graced with abundant sunshine and crisp, cool weather that hovered in the mid-50s, while stylish spectators embraced the opportunity to wear their winter fashion best.
Eight teams competed on different fields in hopes of advancing to the final round of the 2016 Joe Barry Memorial Cup. The featured match of the day resulted in Enigma taking the victory over Villa Del Lago in the second half, with a final score of 11-7.
Sarah Marince, a rising star in the country music industry, rocked the stadium with a pitch-perfect delivery of the national anthem, followed by Wellington Regional Medical Center CEO Robbin Lee tossing the coin that signaled the start of the match.
Enigma’s Carlucho Arellano showed impressive stickwork, which earned him the MVP award presented by Equestrio magazine’s Heather Buchanan, while his steed Morisette was named Best Playing Pony, an honor bestowed by Scott Velozo, communication and public relations manager at The Palm Beach Post.
The International Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating. Tickets start at $30. For ticketing and sponsorship information, call (561) 204-5687 or visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.
ABOVE: Mo & Sally of KOOL 105.5 with Dave Denver, Sarah Marince and John Wash. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LILA PHOTO