International Gay Polo Tournament

International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, FL 33414

 

Spectators at the International Gay Polo Tournament

Grand Horse Play

Held at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, North America's only high goal polo venue, the International Gay Polo Tournament draws top GPL players and avid spectators from around the globe for a weekend of grand horseplay. Mixing one part serious competition and one part lighthearted party, this event is all about sharing a love for adventure, fun and the challenging sport of polo. Created to generate awareness and to move the needle forward for LGBTQ athletes, the event works to ensure athletes not only have the same opportunities, but also a safe place to learn, grow and excel in their sport. Since its inception, the priority has remained to raise a significant amount of money in support of diversity and inclusion initiatives for other LGBTQ organizations.

In 2022, there will be fun, there will be flare, and, most importantly, there will be celebration for the difference being made in the sporting community.

Gay Polo players

Terrific Tailgates

The five days of festivities will come to a head in a majestic match only rivaled by the creative competitions from the tailgaters. The tailgating scene is just as competitive as the polo action, with spectators creating elaborate themed parties.  You might stumble into a pop-up salon where the workers are in drag, a nightclub bumping DJ beats, or a wedding chapel where actual ceremonies are being performed. No theme is too over-the-top, and the party only stops when the last bottle of Champagne has been popped.  Participants to the tailgate competition will have a chance to be recognized in one of five categories: Best In Show, Best Cuisine, Best Cocktail, Best Single Tailgate, and Best Multiple Tailgate.

2022 Events

And, after a brief break due to covid, the event is back and gearing up with a jam-packed itinerary including the Polo Players Welcome Reception (by invitation) on Wednesday, April 6, 2022; the GPL Stick & Ball Practice and VIP Sponsor Reception (by invitation) on Thursday, April 7; the GPL Senator Cup Preliminary Matches and GPL Polotini Charity Event on Friday, April 8; GPL Senator Cup Finals, FPL Founder's Cup Finals and GPL Tailgate Competition on Saturday, April 9; and GPL Brunch on Sunday, April 10, 2022. 

Polo riders in action

Be an Insider

The International Gay Polo Tournament is one of the most highly anticipated events of the equestrian season. Happening the very same weekend is the first round of the U.S. Open Polo Championship. Spanning three weeks, this prestigious tournament is the grand finale of Polo Season, and the culminating event in the Gauntlet of Polo™. From the thrilling competition to the camaraderie, this is one weekend you'll want to attend year after year. We hope to see you there! 

Support to OnePULSE

The 2022 event will benefit OnePULSE Foundation, an organization born after the tragic events that unfolded at Pulse Nightclub, where 49 people lost their lives in 2016.  OnePULSE Foundation’s mission is to create a sanctuary and build an national LGBTQ Museum to honor the victims.

To experience the excitement, or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit the Gay Polo League website. Custom sponsorship packages to elevate and advance brands can be curated. For additional info, please contact [email protected].

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