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Exciting Polo Season Gets
Underway In Wellington

​​​Dawn Rivera

Dawn Rivera,Publisher​​​​​​​​​

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​The equestrian season is underway, with high-goal action at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Throughout Wellington, you can spot horse trailers, riders and grooms getting ready for the best season yet.
     This polo-themed January issue focuses on the “sport of kings.” The 2019 season at IPC will feature 17 weeks of high-goal polo action this winter, highlighted by the new Gauntlet of Polo series. Learn more on our pages this month. Our cover feature profiles Mariano Aguerre, one of the best polo players of his generation, who remains a force on the field 30 years after winning his first major titles. We also speak to the Zenni family about where they go from here after capturing the coveted U.S. Open Polo Championship last April, upsetting tournament favorite Valiente. Next, as is our annual tradition, we highlight just a few of the elite polo players in this month’s Faces of Polo section.
     Also this month, we sit down with Wellington’s Carlucho Arellano, executive director of services for the USPA. He’s a man on a mission to grow the sport in the United States. Meanwhile, every polo operation needs grooms such as Elly Brien, profiled this issue. Polo grooms work hard to keep dozens of horses in top form. Moving off of polo, we visit with breast cancer survivor Lisa Fitter, who is paying it forward through her work with the Race for the Cure. We also meet Lauren Starr, a Wellington High School alum and avid runner, who has found a home on the trails in the new Arden community.
     This year’s Team Wellington series will highlight some of the amazing professionals who make up the team at the Village of Wellington. We launch this month with changes at Wellington’s award-winning Parks & Recreation Department, where Wellington recently said goodbye to Parks & Recreation Director Bruce DeLaney and welcomed longtime village employee Eric Juckett into the role.
     Wellington Professional this month visits with Scott Strochak, director of alternative investments at Castleberry Financial Services, who has been in the wealth management business for 35 years. Wellington Real Estate profiles Abby Jones, a fourth-generation Floridian whose professional background and love of horses make her a perfect fit at Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty. Wellington Health stops by the office of orthodontist Dr. Randall Shults, who enjoys making smiles beautiful. Finally, Wellington Table samples the fare at the new Lemongrass Asian Bistro, located in the Mall at Wellington Green, featuring imaginative dishes with a fresh, unique approach.
     As Wellington’s equestrian season continues to grow, making our community one of the world’s finest destinations in equestrian sport, we give thanks to all of the many people who helped build our community into the Wellington that we have before us today. On behalf of the entire team at Wellington The Magazine, we wish our loyal advertisers, business partners and readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

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