The Beach Polo World Cup, the largest and most renowned beach polo event in the world, made a spectacular return to the pristine beaches of Miami this April. This action-packed extravaganza combined high-stakes polo matches featuring top players from around the globe with elite offsite events that seamlessly blended polo, fashion, and luxury. The event drew over 12,000 visitors to the white sands of South Beach’s Collins Park. With international teams, magnificent horses, and a range of activities, this year’s edition was a sell-out sensation.
The Ultimate Luxury Lifestyle Experience
Founder and producer Tito Gaudenzi described the Beach Polo World Cup as the ultimate luxury lifestyle experience. Spectators witnessed world-class sportsmanship, opulence, entertainment, and vivacity against the backdrop of Miami Beach’s iconic sands. The world’s oldest team sport took center stage, providing an intense showcase that left a lasting impression.
Opulent Programming Highlights
- The Polo Lounge: Attendees indulged in the shade at the Polo Lounge, which offered food, beverages, a full bar, game commentary, and music.
- VIP Experience: The ultimate VIP experience, guests enjoyed VIP packages including a table for 10 inside the VIP tent, overlooking the polo field, priced from $5,000 to $15,000. VIP guests savored unlimited gourmet bites and a variety of spirits.
- Food & Beverage: Delighted in a world-class culinary experience, with premium cuisine and libations available to satisfy their taste buds.
- Retail Village: Explored the outdoor beachfront shopping area adjacent to the VIP tent, featuring a curated selection of boutiques and brands. Attendees could find official merchandise and luxury items to enhance their experience.
- Après Polo: Socialized at the Après Polo celebrations at The Setai, following the fourth game each day. Guests enjoyed meet and greet opportunities at this open event.
Supporting Equestrian Community and Charities
This year’s event benefited charity partners, including the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame and The Polo Training Association. Exhilarating matches, fashion and luxury, and a vibrant atmosphere made for an event to remember.