OUT50 Palm Beach: Mason Phelps – The Equestrian

Mason Phelps Jr. is a serious sportsman. The former Olympian and past president of the National Horse Show is also the founder and producer of the International Gay Polo Tournament.

In addition, Phelps is the owner and founder of Phelps Media Group, which allows him to combine his love of sports with business. His client list reads like a who’s who of the equestrian world with names like Derbydown, International Polo Club Palm Beach, International Polo Club and Equestrian Quarterly.

In 1996, after losing his brother to AIDS, Phelps co-founded the Equestrian AIDS Foundation, to raise money for those in the equestrian community living with HIV/AIDS. The organization has since changed its name to the Equestrian Aid Foundation, as it began also raising and distributing money to those in the equestrian community that have suffered calamitous injuries in the sport.

Phelps has helped the Florida charity Back to Basics, which provides children with some of the essentials they need to go to school. In addition, he has thrown charity events and galas over the years raising millions of dollars. The most recent event was this year’s Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Winter Fete, raising about $35,000 in profit.

 

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