Last weekend the fifth edition of the Annual International Gay Polo League Tournament took place at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. Team RBC Wealth Management with Dan Haynia, Rafik Boughadou, Jean-Marc Herrouin and pro Nic Roldan won the Senator Cup with a 5-3 victory over team Phelps Media Group with Gina Padilla, Ezequiel Ortiz Berne, Talbot Logan and Juan Bollini.
The tournament featured a record five teams, five players making their debut. Jean-Marc Herrouin of winning team RBC Wealth Management was named Most Valuable Player, he has competed in all five GPL tournaments and scored two goals in the match against Phelps Media Group. Deliciouso, ridden by Gina Padilla of team Phelps Media Group, was named Best Playing Pony.
Grand Champions Polo Club owners and tournament honorary chairs Marc and Melissa Ganzi provided most of the horses, grooms and fields for the tournament and festivities.
Dan Haynia of team RBC Wealth Management: “We talked on the field after the first two chukkas about what we were doing wrong. Nic (Roldan) was very good at re-directing us. The last two chukkas we did much better. The win came down to balance of offense and defence. I am ecstatic we won and that I played well both days.”