Wellington Equestrian Properties- Your Horse Farm is Waiting for You 

Welcome to Wellington, the equestrian capital of the world. Here you and your horses are welcome year-round. In Wellington you can find a small condo and rent the stalls for your horse(s) or you can find a home on acreage with a barn. You will also be able to find the perfect working farm for all your dressage or jumper requirements. There may even be a polo field or two ready for you to buy along with your horse farm. We have humble horse living quarters to horse farms with complete state of the art sand rings and turnout arenas,  paddocks, barns with stalls and grooms quarters. 

There is never a dull moment in our equestrian area in Wellington where each Sunday you can catch a Polo match and then during the week enjoy the hunter/jumper events or stay focused on a dressage competition during our winter equestrian season. We are home to WEF Winter Equestrian Festival and Polo Championships each year. The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is home to many horse events. 

Call Nestor Gasset today at 561-753-0135 to get started on making your move to sunny South Florida in Wellington. 

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12 Countries Including the United States Compete in 2014’s First International Polo Match

The first international polo competition of the new year will begin on the 8th of January with twelve countries competing in the 2014 Fortune Heights Snow Polo World Cup in China which is to be hosted by the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.

The US team is represented by Tommy Biddle, Pelon Escapite, and Delmar Walton.

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Biddle is a 10-goal arena handicap, and has a 6-goal outdoor rating. He has won many tournaments throughout the years.

Escapite also has a 6-goal outdoor rating.  Excapite has played and won several prestigious tournaments such as the C.V. Whitney Cup, the Ylvisaker Cup, the Outback League, and the Kentucky Horse Park Invitational.

Walton holds a 3-goal outdoor handicap and became a professional player at the age of 16. He won the USPA Gold Cup twice and U.S Open Polo Championship.

The team will be competing against Hong Kong, Australia, England, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Brazil, France, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.

Snow polo is a modern variation of traditional field polo with a smaller playing field and a hard-packed snow terrain.

The 2014 Fortune Heights Snow Polo World Cup is authorized by the Federation of International Polo (FIP) and Chinese Equestrian Association.

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United States High-Goal Season Opener: Herbie Pennell Cup 2014

The United States High-Goal Season Opener, Herbie Pennell Cup 2014, will amaze the crowds again in the International Polo Club, Wellington. The Herbie Pennel Cup will be begin on January 2, 2014 and will be a three-day 20-goal tournament. The tournament is comprised of four teams which include the Villa del Lago/Casablanca, Coca-cola, Lechuza Caracas, and Palm Beach Illustrated.

On January 2nd at 3:00 p.m. the first match will be played between Villa del Lago/Casablanca  and Palm Beach Illustrated. On January 3rd at 10:30 am, Coca-Cola will face Lechuza Caracas. The tournament finals will be played at IPC and will start January 5th at 3:00 p.m.

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The Villa del Lago/Casablanca players are Jim Zenni, Pablo Pieres, Augustine Obregon and Iñaki Laprida with goal ratings 0, 9, 4 and 7 respectively.

Coca-Cola’s top players are 2-goal rating Gillian Johnston, 7-goal rating Jeff Hall, 9-goal rating Julio Arellano and 2-goal rating Nick Morrison.

Lechuza Caracas Lechuza Caracas will be playing Victor Vargas, Mariano Gracida, Pablo MacDonough and Nicolás Espain with 1-, 3-, 10-, and 6-goal ratings respectively.

Last but not least, Palm Beach Illustrated’s players are 2-goal rating Jared Zenni, 4-goal rating Tommy Collingwood, 6-goal rating Facundo Obregon and 8-goal rating Cristian Laprida.

Coca-Cola defended its second championship last year.

The Herbie Pennell Cup is named after Alfred G. “Herbie” Pennell, an American 8-goal indoor polo player. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Herbie Pennell was one of this country top arena players.

The Herbie Pennel Cup will be followed by other prestigious high-goal competition tournaments such as the Joe Barry Memorial Cup, the Ylvisaker Cup, and the Piaget USPA Gold Cup. The season will end on April 20, 2014.

This is a good start for Wellington polo. 2014 will surely be filled with exciting polo events that will keep Wellington polo fans thrilled.

Come join the thousands of polo fans in Wellington! If you are looking for a strategic Wellington equestrian property for sale for your Polo sport, you can call Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset at 561-753-0135! or visit www.wellingtonequestrianproperties.net

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The History of Wellington Polo

>Wellington is renowned worldwide for its polo events. It is home to the most celebrated polo competitions in America and it has a wide range of Wellington equestrian properties that cater to polo horses and enthusiasts. The International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington is the most distinguished polo facility in the country.

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Wellington was not originally designed as an equestrian mecca. In the 1950s, the land was bought by New York accounting magnate Charles Oliver Wellington. After his death, his son, Roger Wellington, started finding ways to improve the land. Together with the Investment Corporation of Florida (ICOF), he was given an approval to develop 18,200 acres in 1972. This is the largest single development allowed ever in Palm Beach County.

Bill Ylvisaker, the Gould’s polo-playing chairman in Florida, purchased the interests of ICOF in the already developed residential neighborhoods in Wellington. He then started the groundwork for Wellington to become as an equestrian capital. He established the Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, the exceptional neighborhoods, and the home of what would become the Winter Equestrian Festival.

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In the late 1970s, Wellington first inaugurated itself as an international haven for world-class polo. It was the place of many top polo tournaments. However, the fall of the revered Palm Beach Polo & Country Club as a host venue for high-goal Wellington polo in the late 1990s led players and patrons to find a new site.

Operating under the new name The South Florida Polo Club, it served Wellington polo events. It originally operated using private fields to continue elite competitions. These competitions were eventually brought to the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

In 2002, the International Polo Club Palm Beach obtained guardianship of the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup Tournament which made the Wellington as the high-goal polo’s new home.

The club landed the United States Polo Association’s prestigious U.S. Open Championship in 2004 which was followed by the said association’s Gold Cup Tournament in 2007. The IPC was the first club ever to host the three highest-rated polo tournaments in the nation.

Wellington now has 69 polo fields and there are hundreds of practice rings as well as competition arenas and paddocks. During peak season, Wellington caters to more than 12,000 horses.

Come and join the thousands of Wellington polo fans! In case you are looking for a strategic Wellington equestrian property for sale for your Polo sport, you can call Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset at 561-753-0135!

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Wellington Polo News: Lechuza Caracas Moves On The Next Round of 2014 Maserati US Open Championship

Lechuza Caracas won against Crab Orchard in their first match at the 2014 Maserati US Open Championship with a 11-9 win. Lechuza Caracas (Victor Vargas, Nico Pieres, Juan Martin Nero and Nico Espain) and Crab Orchard (Peke Gonzalez, Magoo Laprida, Facundo Pieres and Paco de Narvaez) played last Friday.

At the end of the first chukker Lechuza Caracas rode off the field with the 2-0 advantage.

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In the second chukker, Facundo Pieres scored a couple of goals for Crab Orchard in less than a minute for a 2-2 tie. Nero responded with two goals of his own, 4-2. Facundo Pieres scored the final goal of the chukker to cut the Lechuza Caracas lead to a single goal, 4-3.

In the first minute of the third chukker, Crab orchard took their first lead of the game, 5-4. Nico Pieres closed out the first half with three consecutive goals (two on penalty shots) to give back the lead of two goals to Lechuza Caracas, 7-5.

In the second half, Facundo Pieres converted a pair of shots for goals, 7-7. Nero took the lead back for Lechuza Caracas, scoring with just 42 seconds on the clock. Lechuza Caracas continued to lead, 8-7.

In the fifth, the Crab Orchard defense stepped it up, shutting out the Lechuza Caracas attack. Gonzalez tied it, 8-8, and Facundo Pieres gave the lead back to Crab Orchard with his sixth goal of the game, 9-7.

At the final chukker, a desperate Lechuza Caracas foursome took control of the game in the sixth. Nero tied it at 9-9 and followed it up with another goal from the field that gave the lead back to Lechuza Caracas, 10-9. With Crab Orchard pressing to score the tying goal, Nico Pieres finished the game with his sixth goal of the match for the 11-9 victory.

Nico Pieres scored six times for Lechuza Caracas and Nero added five goals for the win. Facundo Pieres scored six goals, De Narvaez added two and Gonzalez added one in a losing effort.

The next match in the Maserati US Open play will be between Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset and Adolfo Cambiaso) and Orchard Hill (Steve Van Andel, Santiago Chavanne, Pablo MacDonough and Matias MacDonough) on Saturday afternoon at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

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Wellington Polo News: Goose Creek Wins 16-Goal Santa Rita Abierto

Goose Creek (Maureen Brennan, Tommy Collingwood, Cote Zegers, Tano Vial) beat Casablanca (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Fred Mannix and Nic Roldan) in the 16-goal Santa Rita Abierto final that took place at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, 14-12.

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In the first half, Goose Creek took the lead of 5-4 with four goals credited to Brennan.

In the fourth chukker, Casablanca scored for a 8-7 advantage, that would be their first and only lead of the whole match.  

Goose Creek re-took the lead in the fifth chukker, 11-10.

In the early sixth chukker, Brennan and her boys were leading 12-10 but Casablanca put enough pressure and managed to get a 12-12 tie. A determined Goose Creek foursome battled back and took the lead once again, courtesy of Zegers first, followed by a penalty conversion by Vial, who secured the title for Goose Creek, 14-12.

The MVP Pro was awarded to Tano Vial while the MVP Amateur was given to Maureen Brennan, both from Goose Creek. Tommy Collingwood’s polo pony Image took the BPP honors.

The tournament is named after the Melissa Ganzi’s Ocala Santa Rita farm.  Santa Rita Farm which was named after Melissa’s deceased grandmother. This is where the Ganzi family breeds and trains polo ponies.

Come and join the thousands of Wellington polo fans! In case you are looking for a strategic Wellington equestrian property for sale for your Polo sport, you can call Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset at 561-753-0135!

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Wellington Polo News: The 110th Maserati U.S. Open Kicks Off

The third and most prestigious tournament of U.S. polo’s Triple Crown, the 110th Maserati U.S. Open, kicked off Sunday, March 30, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Eight teams up to 26 goal will go in search of the coveted trophy: Alegria, Audi, Coca-Cola, Crab Orchard, Flight Options, Lechuza Caracas, Orchard Hill and Valiente.

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Crab Orchard defeated Orchard Hill on the opening day at IPC with 12-9 scores. The tournament continues as Valiente and Lechuza Caracas meet on March 31, Alegria vs. Audi and Flight Options vs. Coca-Cola both rescheduled for Tuesday.

The championship final is due on Easter Sunday, April 20.

The last 2013 U.S. Open, Zacara defended its title with a come-from-behind 16-13 victory over Valiente, breaking Valiente’s 11-game win streak. Since George Rawling’s Crab Orchard won back-to-back titles (2007-2008), it was the first time a team successfully defended its U.S. Open title. Mariano Aguerre was named Most Valuable Player.

Only two women have won the U.S. Open: Sunny Hale in 2000 with Outback and Gillian Johnston in 2002 with Coca-Cola.

The U.S. Open Polo Championship, the most prestigious tournament in the United States, dates back to 1904. It was first played at Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, N.Y. and has been part of the Wellington polo history. It has been played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida since 2004. It is one of three major polo tournaments worldwide along with the British and Argentine Opens

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