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!