Teams To Play First Match of 20-Goal Monty Waterbury Cup Polo Tournament, Sunday June 5

Greenwich Polo Club will kick-off its 35th season of high-goal polo with opening day on Sunday, June 5.

Sunday’s match is open to the public and will feature an exclusive pre-game book signing by internationally renowned polo player Nacho Figueras from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., followed by the first match of the United States Polo Association-sanctioned Monty Waterbury Cup. Buy your tickets here…

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Teams competing in the Monty Waterbury Cup include White Birch (Santino Magrini, Hilario Ulloa, Mariano Aguerre and Peter Brant), Airstream (Peter Orthwein, Matias Magrini, Kris Kampsen and Guillermo Aguero) Postage Stamp Farm (Annabelle Gundlach, Nick Manifold, Joao Paulo Ganon and Brandon Phillips) and Goose Creek (Maureen Brennan, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Mariano Gonzalez and Marcos Garcia del Rio).

Mr. Figueras, the face of Ralph Lauren, will start pre-game festivities with an exclusive book signing of High Season, the first book in the romantic novel series The Polo Season, presented by Nacho Figueras and written by Jessica Whitman. The series from Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, is set against the high-society glamour of the international polo circuit. Books will be available for purchase onsite at Greenwich Polo Club from Diane’s Books of Greenwich.

“I’m thrilled to be launching High Season with friends at Greenwich Polo Club. Whether you’re already a polo fan or completely new to the game, I hope readers will enjoy these characters and their stories,” said Mr. Figueras.

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Serendipity will be hosting a special private VIP event on opening day, while Stick & Ball luxury and lifestyle brand will have a pop-up retail shop featuring apparel and accessories inspired by playing polo in the countryside. Trunk Club will have celebrity fashion stylists onsite to meet with guests who are interested in updating their wardrobes and will also be providing a custom made suit as a gift to the Most Valuable Player of the polo match. Shreve, Crump & Low is the official trophy sponsor of Greenwich Polo Club and will be providing trophies and gifts to players during the award presentation at the end of each match. Luxury Seekers is the official travel partner of Greenwich Polo Club’s 35th season and will have a private cabana each Sunday.

Though the focus is always on the game, Greenwich Polo Club continues to elevate the polo experience to make every match an event to remember. Whether fans choose to picnic on the sidelines or go the VIP route for June 19th, 26th, July 10th and 17th, grandstand boxes or private cabanas (see below), there are plenty of options to delight even the most discerning guests. During Sunday afternoon matches, fans will be able to experience the food trucks offering delicacies from Dough Girls, Hapa Food Truck, La Fenice Gelato, and more. Geoffrey Zakarian’s The National will have a pop-up bar on the polo grounds serving polo inspired cocktails made with fine liquors including Beluga Noble Russian Vodka – the official vodka of Greenwich Polo Club. Located minutes away on Greenwich Avenue, The National will be the official before or after polo destination for brunch and dinner.

Polo match at Greenwich Polo Club, July 12, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Polo match at Greenwich Polo Club, July 12, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Tickets may be purchased online and range from $40 per car for lawn seating ($60 at the gate), $60 per car for grandstand bleacher seating, $300 for box seats (seats 4) and $500-$600 for VIP private cabanas

(seats 8). Pre-book Catering for Cabanas & Boxes. Uber is the preferred ride this season for Greenwich Polo Club! Whether you are traveling locally, or from NYC, Uber can get you to Polo with ease. Uber riders get an automatic upgrade to Grandstand Bleachers at the gate. First-time riders get $20 off their ride by using promo code GPC2016.

Gates open at 1:00 p.m. and matches start at 3:00 p.m. The field address is 1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831. Dogs on leashes are allowed.

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