The tournament was named for former Yale polo team captain, Bill Ylyvisaker. Ylyvisaker went on to become a successful businessman after leaving Yale, founding the Palm Beach Polo & Country Club in 1978. Ylyvisaker's namesake championship, however, was not without its tragic side. One of the tournament's grooms (a pony caretaker) was kicked by a horse and died. During the same three week period, another polo pony was injured during a competition and had to be put down.
The International Polo Club Palm Beach has also announced that next month, luxury Swiss watchmaker Piaget will be sponsoring its prestigious USPA Gold Cup for the sixth consecutive year. As the official timekeeper of the International Polo Club Palm Beach, Piaget is launching the new Polo FortyFive Black watch, commemorating the Gold Cup and the 10th anniversary of the Palm Beach Polo Season. Piaget fields its own highly successful polo team, which was unfortunately knocked out of competition in the Ylvisaker Cup quarter finals. Other sponsors of Palm Beach Polo include Maserati, Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere Vodka and the posh Four Seasons Palm Beach resort.
Jared Paul Stern
Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the F...(Read More)