Greenwich Polo Club will kick-off its 35th season of high-goal polo with the opening day of the Monty Waterbury Cup on Sunday, 5th June 2016. Sunday’s match is open to the public and will feature an exclusive pre-game book signing by internationally renowned polo player Nacho Figueras from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., followed by the first match of the United States Polo Association-sanctioned Monty Waterbury Cup.

Teams competing in the Monty Waterbury Cup include White Birch (Santino Magrini, Hilario Ulloa, Mariano Aguerre and Peter Brant), Airstream (Peter Orthwein, Matias Magrini, Kris Kampsen and Guillermo Aguero), Postage Stamp Farm (Annabelle Gundlach, Nick Manifold, Joao Paulo Ganon and Brandon Phillips) and Goose Creek (Maureen Brennan, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Mariano Gonzalez and Marcos Garcia del Rio). The USPA will conduct a draw before the tournament to determine which teams play opening day.

“We are excited to start our 35th season of high-goal polo this summer at Greenwich Polo Club with three of the most prestigious USPA polo tournaments returning to our field this year: the Monty Waterbury Cup, the Butler Handicap and the East Coast Open,” said Peter Brant, founder of Greenwich Polo Club. “Opening day is always special at Greenwich Polo Club and we’re delighted that Nacho will be launching his new book series, amongst fellow polo players and fans. Following the book signing, the main event will start at 3:00 p.m. with the first match of the Monty Waterbury Cup and fans can expect to see the most competitive level of high-goal polo action available anywhere in the U.S. this summer.”

Nacho Figueras, the face of Ralph Lauren, will start pre-game festivities with an exclusive book signing of High Season, the first book in the romantic novel series The Polo Season, presented by Nacho Figueras and written by Jessica Whitman. The series from Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, is set against the high-society glamour of the international polo circuit. Books will be available for purchase onsite at Greenwich Polo Club from Diane’s Books of Greenwich.

Nacho Figueras: “I’m thrilled to be launching High Season with friends at Greenwich Polo Club. Whether you’re already a polo fan or completely new to the game, I hope readers will enjoy these characters and their stories.”

Teams:
White Birch (20)
Santino Magrini (1)
Hilario Ulloa (9)
Mariano Aguerre (9)
Peter Brant (1)

Airstream (20)
Peter Orthwein (0)
Matias Magrini (8)
Kris Kampsen (6)
Guillermo Aguero (6)

Postage Stamp Farm (17)
Annabelle Gundlach (0)
Brandon Phillips (5)
Nick Manifold (5)
Joao Paulo Ganon (7)

Goose Creek (20)
Maureen Brennan (1)
Tomas Garcia del Rio (8)
Mariano Gonzalez (7)
Marcos Garcia del Rio (4)

About The United States Polo Association®
Founded in 1890, the United States Polo Association (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo in North America and is the second oldest sport governing body in the United States preceded only by the United States Tennis Association. With nearly 300 member clubs and 40 national tournaments, the USPA governs polo handicaps, tournament rules and safety regulations, to ensure the welfare and well being of both horse and player. Funded by sales from the officially licensed consumer brand, U.S. Polo Assn., the USPA purposefully re-invests revenue by underwriting numerous development programs to expand and sustain the sport of polo. More information on uspolo.org

About Greenwich Polo Club
Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, the Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo during the summer season in the U.S. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Greenwich, CT and internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer.