​​​​​​​​Message From The Publisher

​​​​​​​Dawn Rivera,Publisher ​​​​​​​​​

​​​Dawn Rivera

Faces Of Polo: An Action-Packed Season

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We welcome our equestrian friends and competitors back for what is set to be one of the most anticipated seasons to date here in Wellington. In this month’s issue, we kick off the season with Faces of Polo, where we celebrate the players and fans, highlighting all there is to do at the International Polo Club Palm Beach this season, including an amazing Sunday brunch, the kids fun zone, tailgating and much more. Learn about IPC’s action-packed season, the many sponsors who make it possible and then get to know just a few of the amazing polo athletes in our annual Faces of Polo pictorial.
     Also this issue, we profile the incredible Facundo Pieres, the legendary Argentine 10-goaler who stands out as one of the top polo players of his generation. He’ll be back in action this season at IPC. We also visit with Tim Sr., Susie and Timmy Dutta, the family behind Dutta Corp polo, which had a dream season in 2019 and returns with big plans for 2020.
     After a successful inaugural year in 2019, the United States Polo Association’s Gauntlet of Polo series, which we preview this issue, will return for another three months of incredible polo action as the world’s preeminent teams battle head-to-head for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup and the U.S. Open Polo Championship. Rounding out our equestrian coverage this month, we check in with the experts at Phelps Media Group for a look at the exciting changes happening at this longtime local business. We also stop by QBS Equestrian, where business partners Dennis Sisco and M. Michael Meller have helped find and produce some of the top show jumping prospects in the country.
     Wellington Professional this month chats with Bill Thomas of Brightway Insurance, who uses his decades of expertise as an attorney and business broker to help his insurance clients. Our new Wellington Program series launches with a look at the growing number of programs offered by the Village of Wellington for local senior citizens. Our fashion feature Haute for Season visits the Tackeria for a look at all the wonderful equestrian clothing and accessories available at this iconic Wellington store. Wellington Real Estate profiles native Floridian Denise West of Keller Williams, who brings more than 30 years of real estate experience. Wellington Health features Therapy of Wellington’s Andrea Rusher, a mental health expert who enjoys giving back to her hometown. Finally, Wellington Table profiles Chef Ely Walter of Oh La La Catering, who creates individual pieces of art with every savory bite.
     As we begin our 17th year of publishing Wellington The Magazine, we hope you enjoy our annual Faces of Polo issue. We look forward to seeing you at one of the many spectacular polo events held right here in our own community this season. Come out, and bring the whole family, too!

​​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

publisher
Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers
Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky

account managers

​Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Lynda Linforth
Joetta Palumbo

bookkeeping
Jill Kaskel

Carol Lieberman


photography
Abner Pedraza

contributors

​Matthew Auerbach
Meredith Burow
Denise Fleischman
Melanie Kopacz
Mike May
Callie Sharkey
M. Dennis Taylor
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Deborah Welky
Rebecca Walton