2017 High Goal Polo Schedule
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Herbie Pennell Cup – 20 Goal
December 29, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Team Limit: 4
At 8 goals indoors, Alfred “Herbie” Pennell was one of the top arena players in this country’s greatest era of indoor polo, the 1950’s and 1960’s. As a 6 goal player outdoors, Herbie proved to be an asset to every team he played on. Always a cagey ball handler and a suburb horseman, Herbie was also one of the most successful polo club managers.
Joe Barry Cup – 20 Goal
January 4 – 22, 2017
Team Limit: 12
Harold “Joe” Barry, has been described as a galloping oak tree with the soul of a poet. An impenetrable Back at 9-goals, no one could hit a longer ball or provide a more reliable presence. Soft spoken off the field and ever the gentleman on the field, polo has no better role model than Joe.
Ylvisaker Cup – 20 Goal
January 25 – February 19, 2017
Team Limit: 16
A visionary businessman and former captain of the Yale polo team, Bill Ylvisaker founded Palm Beach Polo & Country Club. He also founded the Polo Training Foundation to teach and develop young polo players. During his playing career, Ylvisaker was a 7-goal player, and won three U.S. Open championships, two Coronation Cups against England and Australia, the U.S. Polo Association Gold Cup and four national 20-goal championships. He served as chairman of the U.S. Polo Association from 1970-75.
Iglehart Cup – 20 Goal
February 22 – March 12, 2017
Team Limit: 8
The Iglehart Cup is played in honor of Phillip Iglehart. Phillip was a seven-goal player and played on numerous championship polo teams. He was instrumental in founding the Polo Museum and Hall of Fame. Phillip was the key figure in relocating the Gulfstream Polo Club in Lake Worth, FL when development forced the club from it’s former oceanside location in Briney Breezes, FL.
**Teams may either play in the Iglehart or the C.V. Whitney. If the Iglehart does not meet its maximum of 8 teams, C.V. Whitney teams may draw for remaining spots…
C.V. Whitney Cup – 26 Goal
February 22 – March 5, 2017
Team Limit: None
This tournament, first held in 1979, is named in memory of Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney who, along with his cousin John Hay Whitney, were important polo patrons in the 1930’s. The son of Hall of Fame patron Harry Payne Whitney, C.V., won the US Open three times (twice against his brother) and was a renowed owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses.
USPA Gold Cup® – 26 Goal
March 8 – 26, 2017
Team Limit: None
The 26 Goal USPA Gold Cup, first played in 1974 at the Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois, is a symbol of professionalism, good sportsmanship and high goal polo at its finest. This tournament has been played at various polo clubs throughout its history and since 2007, International Polo Club Palm Beach has proudly hosted this prestigious event.
The US Open Polo Championship®, the most prestigious tournament in the United States, dates back to 1904 where it was first played at Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, NY and has been played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida since 2004.
Federation of International Polo
April 30, 2017
Teams Playing: USA, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala
3 PM – USA vs. TBD