Tickets Now On Sale For Gay Polo Tournament, Returning To Wellington April 2-5

The GPL tournament pairs fast-paced action with an amazing celebration. Photo by Robin Brumfield

The hotly anticipated 11th annual International Gay Polo Tournament, presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, will return to Wellington this spring.

Held April 2-5, the event will be hosted once again at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. This year, the main event will be held on the renowned Field One. As noted in the January 2020 issue of The Robb Report, the glamorous event promises to be one of the highlights of the season, a chic destination fête for wanderlusters and polo enthusiasts alike.

This year, the not-for-profit partner is SAGE. Founded in 1978, SAGE is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

Recently awarded the title of LGBTQ Sporting Event of the Year by Connect Sports, the tournament promises to maintain its award-winning vibe by offering both players and attendees an unrivaled experience.

Guests can once again look forward to the festive “GPL Polotini Presents Wigstock!” party held on Friday, April 3 at IPC’s Mallet Grill. On Saturday, April 4, there will be fast-paced polo matches, renowned tailgate competitions, half-time performances and the quintessential divot stomp on the ultimate polo stage. On Sunday, April 5, the weekend concludes with a lavish brunch buffet at the members-only Mallet Grill, and a high-goal polo game as the U.S. Open Polo Championship kicks off its tournament.

“I am so proud and thankful to our supporters for ushering us into our 11th year,” GPL founder and player Chip McKenney said. “This event is a global sensation, but we have also turned the game of polo into a platform for human rights. It is a feel-good event in every way and one that is not to be missed.”

Prominent 2020 sponsors include Celebrity Cruises and Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Tickets for the 11th annual International Gay Polo Tournament and its festivities are currently on sale at Anyone interested in sponsorship packages should contact Chip McKenney at

The GPL is the only LGBTQ identified polo league in the world. Since its founding in 2006, GPL has built an international network of LGBTQ polo players and enthusiasts in 14 countries. The league embraces a cross-section of ages, abilities, professions and riding experience.

Through its enthusiasm for the sport, the league works to foster positive perceptions about gay athletes and the LGBTQ community. The focus is to provide the LGBTQ community with opportunities to learn how to play polo and successfully compete in GPL tournaments and events.

In 2017, GPL became a tax-exempt organization. This designation enables the Gay Polo League to use its events to benefit others and raise much-needed funds for programs aimed at helping those within the LGBTQ community.