2023 Gay Polo in Wellington


Story and Photos by Alan Fabricant of Alfabphoto.com

The annual Gay Polo League event was held this year from April 6th – 9th .

Dinners, luncheons, cocktail parties and polo events all leading up to the finals of the polo matches was held on Saturday on the Isla Caroll West field at the NPC.

Festivities included a “best tent” competition, plenty of food and giveaways, plus two polo games and renewing and making new friends.

In the first game which was determined by games played on Friday was the Founders Cup.

Cherry Knoll Farm, comprised of Lala Lapcacette, Tony Natale, Tyler Thompson and Donald Bramer was beaten 10-3 by Woodford Reserve’s team made up of Agustin Arellano, Gus Larrosa, Joaquin De La Piedra and Adrian Pia.

Woodford jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back.

The finals of the Senator Cup between McKenny Media and Greenberg Traurig was a very evenly matched game that went into a shootout after the score was tied 5-5 at the end of regulation time.

During the shootout Greenberg Traurig scored thee goals to McKenny’s one.

With the final score of 8-6 Greenberg Traurig’s team made up of Juan Diego, Ryan Cronin-Prather, Jesse Lee Eller and Peter Secor took home the first place awards.

Constant Jacquot, Aurelian Crochon, David Bouclier and Eva Marquand represented McKenny Media.