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International Gay Polo League Tournament 2024
Held at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, North America’s only high goal polo venue, the International Gay Polo Tournament draws top GPL players and avid spectators from around the globe for a weekend of grand horseplay.
- The Palm Beaches are the perfect place to explore for a different and luxurious gay escape. We recommend you stay in West Palm Beach and use it as your base to explore more than 30 charming towns and villages dotted along the I-95.
- From elaborate tailgate competitions to the constant flow of champagne, enjoy the festivities of the International Gay Polo Tournament in The Palm Beaches.
- GPL represents a wide range of ages, backgrounds and skill levels, and competes in mainstream matches and events while sharing enthusiasm for the sport.
- Dress to impress and plan on taking part in the quintessential divot stomp on Isla Carroll Field! The event is the perfect mix of performance sport, and parties that are almost performance art.
- Stay close to all the action in Wellington at the Hampton Inn and Suites, rated “Fabulous” by guests with a beautiful outdoor pool and excellent amenities.
- Friday, WIGSTOCK – Experience a hair-raising extravaganza! Revelry includes music, dancing, open bar, delectable hors’ oeuvres, and a special live performance by the incomparable Varla Jean Merman! And of course – wear you finest WIG! Venue TBC.
- Saturday – The GPL Senator and Founder’s Cup Matches
- Each year, follow the dashing players on several teams compete on Field #1 at International Polo Club where they will valiantly vie for the two prestigious trophies, Senator’s Cup and Founder’s Cup.
The Tailgate Parties
- Saturday – The polo action is just one aspect of the competition at the International Gay Polo Tournament. The tailgating scene is just as competitive, with spectators creating elaborate themed parties in the hopes of winning the coveted Best in Show prize.
- You might stumble into a pop-up salon where the workers are in drag, a nightclub bumping DJ beats, or a wedding chapel where actual ceremonies are being performed. No theme is too over-the-top, and the party only stops when the last bottle of Champagne has been popped.
- Prize categories include: Best In Show, Best Cuisine, Best Cocktail, Best Single Tailgate, and Best Multiple Tailgate.
- Enjoy a luxurious stay in your own apartment just a short ride from the polo matches at Kasa Wellington Condo Hotel featuring spacious suites with high-end amenities and an outdoor pool.
- Saturday – Everything turns rosy or rosé on Sunday with an elegant field side brunch and the excitement of a 22-goal match of the USPA Gold Cup Finals.
- Head to the exclusive Mallet Grill for the GPL Brunch. Relax, indulge yourself with delicious foods, brunch buffet, open bar and enjoy the best of company.
- The Gay Polo League (GPL) VIP Tent on tournament day is the ultimate in polo experience with table-side service, an open bar and VIP parking.
- The Gay Polo Tournament is held in Wellington, a charming village just west of West Palm Beach in central Palm Beach County and 66 miles north of Miami.
- Wellington is known for its equestrian community and hosting equestrian events, notably show jumping, hunting, dressage and polo.
- Wellington is a 30-minute drive from Palm Beach
Recommended Hotels in Palm Beach
The following hotels are close to the beach and shops of West Palm Beach and a 30-minute ride from the Polo Tournament events.
Recommended Hotels in Palm Beach By Booking
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5 Star, Location
Accommodation includes a mini bar, an electronic safe. WiFi is free, and many suites feature living areas & private balconies. The resort houses 4 heated oceanfront pools & 5 hot tubs as well as premium poolside bungalows available for daily hire. Ten Har-Tru tennis courts & private fitness
Hilton West Palm Beach
4 Star – Central Location
Hilton West Palm Beach features an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Guests can savor cocktails and lite bites at the on site bar, Galley. You will find free shuttle service, and a gift shop, Guestrooms include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Suites include a seating area
The Chesterfield Hotel
4 Star, Luxury
This historic hotel is located in Palm Beach and is within a 5-minute walk of Worth Avenue, which features shopping, dining and galleries. The hotel offers an outdoor pool. The Chesterfield Hotel Palm Beach rooms are uniquely decorated & cozy. The rooms feature a safety deposit box & cable television.
4 Star, Great Value
Offering an outdoor swimming pool Grandview Gardens is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Free Wi-Fi access is available. We have a self-serve coffee bar. TVs are available in rooms as well as a refrigerator, air conditioning & a balcony. Extras include a seating area, a DVD player & cable channels.