National Polo Center, 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, FL 33414
Held at the National Polo Center in Wellington, 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.
This year, there will be fun, there will be flare, and, most importantly, there will be celebration for the difference being made in the sporting community.
Thursday, April 6: VIP Reception for players, sponsors and VIP Guests at Nomad.
Friday, April 7: GPL Polotini presents WIGSTOCK! in the Cherry Knoll Farm VIP Tent.
Saturday, April 8: GPL Final Matches at National Polo Center – Isla Carroll Field West
The change in field this year will vastly increase the space available for tailgating, so bring your A game to our annual tailgate competition. The sky’s the limit this year, so ramp up the fabulous and party field-side.
Sunday, April 9: GPL Brunch at the private Mallet Grill at NPC. Brunch, open bar while watching the US Open Polo Tournament.
Tickets are now avaialable!
The four 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.
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!
For more information visit gaypolo.com.