Castagnola, Heguy, Casey and Bollini To Serve as Team Captains for 2011 Gay Polo Tournament

March 16th, 2011 | Posted in Press Release
Bartolomé Castagnola aka LoloWellington, Florida - Melissa and Marc Ganzi, owners of Grand Champions Polo Club and Honorary Chairpersons of the 2nd International Gay Polo Tournament, are pleased to announce that the following professional polo players will be acting as Captains for the four GPL teams competing in the tournament: Lolo Castagnola - 9 Goals Nachi Heguy - 9 Goals Juon Bollini - 6 Goals Joey Casey - 4 Goals GPL and GPL President Chip McKenney expresses their profound gratitude to the Ganzi's, Grand Champions and the Captains for helping make this tournament an experience of a lifetime. The tournament is scheduled for April 2, 2011 at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. It will feature top polo players from the Gay Polo League (GPL). Guests ...

First Annual US Gay Polo Tournament Wraps in LA

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Press Release
Los Angeles, CA – The Gay Polo Club (GPL) made history this past weekend as it hosted its first annual U.S. Gay Polo Tournament on the West Coast. The event was held Sunday, February 20, 2011, and was a groundbreaking event contested by four GPL teams with players from US, Canada and France. This event was the first time the GPL had banner tournament on the West Coast. The tournament was held at the El Dorado Polo Club located at 50950 Madison Street in Indio, California, a premier polo club. Fantastic sponsors for this event included The Yard, an Equine Rehabilitation Center, Compete Sports Media and Miss Lilly’s Trading Company. First place in this weekend’s events went to Team Miss ...

First-Ever Annual US Gay Polo Tournament This Weekend

February 19th, 2011 | Posted in Press Release
The Gay Polo Club (GPL) is pleased to announce its fantastic sponsors for its First Annual West Coast US Gay Polo Tournament, held this Sunday, February 20, 2011. This groundbreaking event is the first time the GPL will have a tournament on the West Coast, after a very successful first even held in April 2010 on the East Coast in Wellington, Florida. The tournament will be held on February 20th at the El Dorado Polo Club located at 50950 Madison Street, Indio, California 92201. Our fantastic sponsors for this event include The Yard, an Equine Rehabilitation Center, Compete Sports Media and Miss Lilly’s Trading Company .The Polo Games will be held at 12pm and 2pm on Sunday with tailgating and cocktails throughout ...

First-Ever Annual US Gay Polo Tournament This Weekend

February 19th, 2011 | Posted in Equine Chronicle, Press Release
The Gay Polo Club (GPL) is pleased to announce its fantastic sponsors for its First Annual West Coast US Gay Polo Tournament, held this Sunday, February 20, 2011. This groundbreaking event is the first time the GPL will have a tournament on the West Coast, after a very successful first even held in April 2010 on the East Coast in Wellington, Florida. The tournament will be held on February 20th at the El Dorado Polo Club located at 50950 Madison Street, Indio, California 92201. Our fantastic sponsors for this event include The Yard, an Equine Rehabilitation Center, Compete Sports Media and Miss Lilly’s Trading Company .The Polo Games will be held at 12pm and 2pm on Sunday with tailgating and cocktails throughout ...

Noted Actor and Polo Player Bill Devane Announced as Announcer for GPL’s First West Coast Tournament

February 5th, 2011 | Posted in Press Release
Los Angeles, CA – The Gay Polo Club (GPL) is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Devane, legendary actor and avid polo player will serve as the Official Announcer at the 1st Annual US Gay Polo Tournament. The tournament will be held on February 20th at the El Dorado Polo Club located at 50950 Madison Street, Indio, California 92201. The GPL is a United States Polo Association (USPA) official club whose membership consists of all levels of polo players, from beginners to professionals. The USPA rates polo players based upon athletic abilities, playing skills, and tournament play time. Beginning at the lowest level “C”, players move up as they acquire knowledge and refine techniques, eventually getting to “B”, “A”, and then ...

International Gay Polo Tournament to benefit Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC)

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Press Release
(Wellington, Fla.) The Gay Polo League – the world's only polo league for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) players – will return to Florida to host their second International Gay Polo Tournament. The event will be held at the Grand Champions Polo Field in Wellington on Saturday, April 2, 2011. The Gay Polo League is a United States Polo Association (USPA) official club and consists of all levels of polo players, from beginners to professionals. The League will bring out their highest players to compete in a USPA governed tournament, comprised of twelve League players, and four additional world-class polo professionals. This year, half of the money raised from ticket sales will be donated to the Palm Beach County Human Rights ...

International Gay Polo Tournament Has Successful First Run

April 6th, 2010 | Posted in Passport Magazine
One thing’s for sure, these men and women of the Gay Polo League (GPL) can certainly ride. Although differing in age, sex, and athletic prowess, GPL’s members are all brought together by the beautiful sport of Polo. Last Saturday they had the chance to show off their skill. We’re happy to announce that the 1st Annual International Gay Polo Tournament, which PASSPORT proudly sponsored, was a great success. On April 3, close to 1,500 spectators gathered at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. Four teams—Buchanan, Step by Step, Equestrian Life, and Bluhorse—competed, each captained by a professional player. In the end, Equestrian life, led by Juan Bollini, took home the ...

1st Annual International Gay Polo Tournament was a Success!

April 5th, 2010 | Posted in Press Release
The First Annual International Gay Polo Tournament was a huge success on and off the field. Equestrian Life, led by 6-goaler Juan Bollini, edged bluhorse 4-3 to win the championship game played in front of almost 1,500 spectators at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington. In the preliminary game, 7-goaler Jeff Blake scored on a breakaway with 31 seconds remaining to lift Step by Step Foundation over Buchanan Screen, Rail & Windows 5-4. Blake scored all five goals for Step by Step. Nine-goaler Nicolas Roldan scored three goals for Buchanan Screen, Rail & Windows and Jack Hoffman added one goal. Bollini scored both of his goals in the final chukker to lead Equestrian Life. Gay Polo League (GPL) Founder and President Chip McKenney ...

1st Annual International Gay Polo Tournament

April 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Video
The traditional sport of polo took on a new field of players on April 3, 2010 when the world’s only Gay Polo League (GPL) hosted the 1st Annual International Gay Polo Tournament presented by Credit Suisse. Congratulations to Team EquestrianLife on their win. Watch coverage of the tournament online, courtesy of EquestrianLife.com: Part One  |  Part Two  |  Part Three  |  Part Four Download the official Gay Polo Tournament poster here.

Tony Coppola Will Be the Announcer for 1st Annual International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by Credit Suisse

March 18th, 2010 | Posted in Press Release
Tony Coppola will be the announcer for the 1st Annual International Gay Polo Tournament presented by Credit Suisse. The tournament is scheduled for April 3, 2010 at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. It will feature top polo players from the Gay Polo League (GPL), as well as high-goal professional polo players. Coppola has been a strong force in the equestrian sport over the last 40 years. Growing up in Long Island, NY, Coppola first got involved with horses at the age of nine. He continually made horses a part of his life, and each winter Coppola would travel to Florida to play polo. After many winter visits Coppola decided to make South Florida his home. During the polo ...