For exciting action and unbeatable people-watching, Sunday polo is the place to be.
Nothing—and we mean nothing—says “Sunday Fun Day” better than polo. At International Polo Club Palm Beach, the 3 p.m. coin toss ushers in an afternoon of adrenaline-riddled excitement and a robust social scene.
It must be said, the people-watching at polo is a sport in itself. For those into seeing and being seen, the always-sold-out Champagne brunch is the place to dress the part and hang out. The food is good, the Veuve Clicquot is flowing and the energy is priceless. The view, however, is more focused on fashion expression and celeb spotting than on polo.
For enthusiasts of the actual sport (guilty!), we recommend the west side of the field. Whether you sit in a box, at the Seventh Chukker members’ club, on the bleachers or on a blanket fieldside, you’ll have a winning view of the action during such dramatic matches as last season’s U.S. Open final, when the sport’s two most charismatic teams, Zacara and Valiente, went head to head for the big trophy.
This has been a great year for IPC, home to U.S. polo’s Triple Crown—the C.V. Whitney Cup, Gold Cup and U.S. Open. Club president John Wash received the Palm Beach County Sports Commission’s President’s Award, and IPC was honored with the CVB’s Providencia Award and the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award.
Halftime, with the traditional Champagne pour and socializing, is as fun as watching high-goal polo, which features some of the world’s best players.
Photograpy by LILA PHOTO