One of the most noteworthy events of the year is here and no, we’re not talking about Tortuga Music Fest or any of the recent elections. Rather, it’s an equestrian event that is occurring: the 6th Annual Gay Polo Tournament will take place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach-Isla Carroll Fields.
The tournament is from Thursday April 9 until Sunday, April 12. Festivities kick off with an elite, private VIP Party on Thursday. Friday’s festivities include a GPL Polotini Party that commences poolside at the Mallet Grille International Polo Club Palm Beach. Saturday is finals, which is at the International Polo Club Palm Beach-Isla Carroll East Field. On the same day is a tailgating competition. A polo brunch poolside at the Mallet Grille International Polo Club Palm Beach will wrap things up on Sunday.
The Gay Polo Tournament is presented by the Gay Polo League, which is comprised of members worldwide. Members are of numerous ages, occupations and skill levels ranging from those of high expertise to others who have never mounted a horse before. According to the website, the club’s purpose is to give its members an “enjoyable, supportive, and competitive experience”. The three levels of membership include Social for $100, Full for $250 and Patron for $500.
SFGN reached out to the tournament’s media relations company, Phelps Media Group, to schedule an interview, but they did not respond.
Prices for the event range from $25 for general admission (no parking included) to $1,200 for VIP (this includes seating for the six center field, open bar, food and tableside service). To buy tickets, visit GayPolo.com/the-event. To learn more about the Gay Polo League, visit GayPolo.com. Parking is not included in the tickets and requires an additional ticket unless stated otherwise.