To all members of the VBPC and friends of polo.
Due to the rising health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations by the CDC and the White House to cease all gatherings of more than ten people, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all VBPC Tournaments and Events until further notice.
The March 15th polo match will be closed to the public.
We apologies, but due to the ongoing health concerns, the opening games of the USPA 4 Goal Tournament, will not be open to specators. Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for further notice.
Tiffany Busch to play on the BTA/VILLAGES team in the 2020 US OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP!
Tiffany's first match playing for BTA/The Villages vs Cowdray Vikings. 10:30 am March 13th. Live streamed on Global Polo TV www.globalpolo.com
US WOMEN’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Wednesday March 11
11 am Rocking P vs. Hawaii Polo Life- Game 2 Bracket I
Thursday March 12
10:30 am Dundas vs. Mint Eco Car Wash- Game 1 Bracket I
Friday March 13
10:30 am Cowdray Vikings vs. BTA/Villages- Game 3 Bracket II
Noon Iconica vs. San Saba/Polo Gear- Game 4 Bracket II
Monday March 16
10 am Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3
11:30 Winner of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 4
1pm Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 1
2:30 pm Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 2
Thursday March 19
10:30 am Semifinal I 1st vs. 4th
Noon Semifinal II 2nd vs. 3rd
Saturday March 21
1pm Final of the US Women’s Open
After two games, teams are ranked 1-8. Top four teams advance to semifinals
Two way ties between teams that have played each other will be broken by who beat who, all other ties will be broken by one man shoot out.
All preliminary games will be held at Port Mayaca Polo Club.
Final will be on Saturday March 21 at 1 pm at International Polo Club.
Charity Auction at the Sunny Hale Women's Invitational!
All are welcome to the big tent next to the announcer's stand this Sunday, February 23, during the Women's Invitational polo match. We are raising money to benefit Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast and will have some amazing items up for bid during our Silent Auction.
There will also be a wonderful art exhibit by local artist, Lila Blakeslee, who has donated one of her paintings and a gorgeous handbag as auction items !
Busch Foundation rodeo and concert
The St. Lucie Fairgrounds recently came alive with the Peter W. Busch Foundation’s combined Professional Rodeo and Concert extravaganza.
In addition to the professional rodeo, the family-friendly event included musical performances by the Casey Raines Band and Kaleb Lee, a contestant on Season 14 of The Voice; beer sampling; a polo demonstration; a petting zoo and other children’s activities.
The polo demonstration kicked things off inside the Adams Arena and featured renowned professional polo-player Tiffany Busch and her teammates. Once the dust settled, it was time for the rodeo to begin.
Julian Hipwood Junior Tournament
The Vero Beach Polo Club. Second Annual Julian Hipwood Tournament. February 26th 2020.
Two games were played at the Polo Grounds in Vero Beach Sunday that featured the best up and coming players in North America.
Game one for the younger players had the Junior Vero Beach Polo Team take on the Windsor Polo Junior Team. Vero Beach with young stars Jem Handler and Sindy Moncada were joined by Jack Whitman. The Windsor team, Tomas Caro and Vero local star Harrison Reicher had Landon Daniels on the field with them.
Windsor won 5-4 with Harry Reicher scoring three goals for Windsor. Sinday Moncada was always in the right place at the right time scoring three goals for the Vero Beach Polo Club Team.
The second match of the day had another Windsor Polo Team take on the visitors. Pony Express.
The crowd on the sidelines, which included enthusiastic fans from the Boys and Girls Club of Indian River County got to see fantastic, fast up and down the field polo from the more “senior” junior players including Jack Whitman, Miki Norvillo Astrada, Landon Daniels and local favorite… third generation player and grandson of Julian Hipwood, Finn Secunda.
At the end of the Four chukker match Pony Express won due to great communication between their players, Jack and Landon well backed up by Giullana Battista and Harry Reicher ..Harry playing his second match of the day.
The runners up, Windsor, were never far out of the match. Miki Norvillo Astrada hustling and challenging every play as did his team mates Ramon Caro and Maeve Reicher. Finn Secunda showed that he is a force to be reckoned with, not just in the junior ranks but as a well rounded player…Finn scored all four goals for Windsor. Final score. 6-4 Pony Express.
The Best Playing Pony Award went to Cartera… bred by polo legend Miguel Novillo Astrada and played by Miki NovilloAstrada.
The Most Valuable Player …by a unanimous vote.. Jack Whitman of Pony Express.
GOLF CARTS OF VERO BEACH SPONSORS 4 GOAL TOURNAMENT!
Join us on Sunday, January 12, 2020 for an exciting 4 goal tournament! Gate opens at 12 noon and admission is only $15!
THE POLO SEASON HAS BEGUN!
January 5th marked the opening of the club's season. A great time was had by not just the player's, but the spectator's as well! Join us every Sunday for a truly wonderful experience.
POLO GEAR PRESENTS A UNITED FRONT IN TEXAS WOMEN’S OPEN!
2019 Texas Women's Open Champions: Polo Gear - Meghan Gracida, Dawn Jones, Lottie Lamacraft, Tiffany Busch, presented by Anne Carl of Luxury Event Trailers and USPA Governor-at-Large Steve Armour, pictured with Memo Gracida.
POLO GEAR WITH TIFFANY BUSCH ENTER TEXAS WOMEN'S FINALS!
Sunday November 17th at 3:30pm, Polo Gear and LM Ranch will go head to head in the Texas Women's Open finals! Congratulations to Tiffany Busch and her teammates for a super amazing tournament! Best of luck, we're rooting for you!
TIFFANY BUSCH PLAYING FOR POLO GEAR AT THE TEXAS WOMEN'S OPEN
CONGRATULATIONS TO FINN SECUNDA!
Congratulations to VBPC junior member Finn Secunda for his teams win in the 8 goal at the Villages this past weekend!
LEARN TO RIDE AND PLAY POLO
The VBPC will begin the season in November with a Learn to Ride and Play Polo Program designed for beginners. This is a great way to get yourself started or you can purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a friend.
WORK TO RIDE
Starting in December the VBPC will exchange volunteer work at practice and Sunday games for credit toward riding and polo lessons.
PRACTICE FIELD SECURED
The VBPC has entered into contract with BG Equestian for use of the practice field for the 2019 - 2020 season.
For additional information please call Frank Evans at (772) 321-3082.