Sunday polo celebrated the holiday of love on Valentine’s Day, with signs of cupid’s handiwork dazzling the sellout crowd.
Veuve Clicquot kept the pink champagne flowing, while actor Tony Danza conducted the coin toss and posed for photos, along with Sister Hazel lead singer Jett Beres. Enjoying a spectacular, mild winter day, the passion for fashion was sizzling with stylish ensembles in every shade of pink and red.
More than 650 guests enjoyed the chic Lilly Pulitzer Patio, the trendy Veuve Clicquot Airstream Lounge and the exclusive Coco Polo Lounge. The Funky Buddha Beer Garden provided samples of the new Polo Blonde ale, while tailgaters lined up to fill growlers with the popular craft beer.
St. Valentine would have been proud to see a smitten gent on bended knee, propose to his sweetheart while surrounded by friends dressed in heart-patterned blazers. She said yes! The day ended with a high-energy after-party at the Pavilion, with celebrity DJ Adam Lipson and long-stemmed red roses for guests.
On the field, the featured 20-goal match was won decisively by Coco-Cola, led by patron Gillian Johnston, taking out White Birch with a 12-8 victory. Jupiter Medical Center President & CEO John Couris presented the Coco-Cola team with their awards immediately following the match. Steve Krueger, a standout player from Texas, was named MVP for his efforts. Johnston’s Beckon was named Best Playing Pony.
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: Tony Danza, John Wash and Mykal Morrison. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LILA PHOTO