Captaining North America at the High Goal All-Star Polo Challenge

This past Saturday was a really special day as I had the opportunity to captain the North American team at the inaugural High Goal All-Star Polo Challenge. The match was held at a private polo field in Wellington. When I arrived, I was impressed by the huge tent lined with Ferraris, an American Eurocopter helicopter and a huge crowd filled with fans, family and big names from throughout the luxury world. Before the match, I had a meet and greet with sponsors Ferrari North America, American Eurocopter, Dom Perignon and Town & Country magazine.  With everyone asking questions and wishing me good luck, I was pumped to play by the time we left! It was an extremely competitive match.  I was joined on the field by Brandon Phillips, Tommy Biddle and Kris Kampsen, against a powerful South American team, with Nico Pieres, Roby Bilbao and Martin Pepa, led by Facundo Pieres.  While South America came out with a strong  4-1 lead at the end of the first chukker, my teammate Brandon Phillips came through in the end, making the tying goal as the clock ran out.  In the end, we called it a draw: 7-7. I’m really excited for next year—the draw is alright, but I predict North America will take home the High Goal All-Star Polo Challenge Cup in 2014! Check out some pictures below from Saturday, click here to watch video footage of the day by Miami Pop! The coveted High Goal Cup North America being interviewed before the match. North America! Shamin Abas, Facundo and I Great action shot from the match Brandon’s horse won best...

The Countdown is On! High Goal All-Star Polo Challenge

Five days away and everyone in the polo community is talking about the upcoming inaugural High Goal All-Star Polo Challenge in Wellington, this Saturday, March 16th. This all-pro match is especially important, as it’s different from anything else in the polo world. Winning this Saturday will mean more than taking home cash and a trophy. It’s North America versus South America. Winning will make an international statement, acting as a mark of distinction amongst some of the best polo players in the world. I have the privilege of captaining the North American team.  I’ll be taking the field alongside Brandon Phillips, Kris Kampsen and Tommy Biddle Jr. We hope to dominate the South American team—Roberto Bilbao, Martin Pepa and Nicolas Pieres, led by captain Facundo Pieres. We’ll be playing for almost 500 South Florida VIPs and sponsors, including Ferrari North America, Town & Country, Dom Perignon and American Eurocopter. While the VIP tent is invite-only, the public is welcome to watch the match for $20 a car.  The gates open at 3:30pm and the match begins at 4pm.  For more information, click here. Stay tuned for photos and stats that will make a serious statement in the international polo world this weekend. North America is playing to...

Giving back to St. Jude Children’s Hospital with David Yurman

I spent Tuesday night surrounded by some of my closest friends and polo colleagues, meeting new people and shopping for jewelry to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. It was the opening of the new David Yurman boutique at Town Center at Boca Raton.  Hosted by Town & Country magazine, we invited all of our friends to the in-store event where I met some of David Yurman’s most important clients and browsed some beautiful pieces chosen by Town & Country fashion editor Stellene Volandes. David Yurman was so charitable to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, a cause I have supported throughout most of my professional polo career. The new David Yurman boutique at Town Center at Boca Raton Jessica Ross, Store Manager & I Katherine Lande, Fashion & Style Director for Palm Beach Media Group Donna Jacques & Nene Piltoff The food was great! Laura Wilson, Associate Manager of Integrated Marketing for Town & Country & I It was a great turnout! Betheny Wallin trying on earrings Town & Country Editor’s Picks Amelia checking out what David Yurman has to offer in her size Me giving a little thank you to David Yurman for supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital My friends Melissa Ganzi, Brandon Phillips, Hannah Selleck and Kris Kampsen Abbi Tauber & Rebecca Appelbaum Mayco Bratzoon Although I don’t wear a lot of jewelry every day, I left with this awesome David Yurman bracelet picked out for me by one of the stylists at the boutique. It really suits my...