Wellington, FL – March 21, 2015 — The action is on at the new Palm City Polo Club, an exciting and expansive polo facility in Boynton Beach, just minutes from Wellington. The horses have moved into their new home – a 48-stall barn custom designed for polo ponies – and are competing in polo games and giving riding lessons.
Several months of construction have culminated in the state-of-the-art facility, which was designed and built by owner and trainer Joey Casey. Widely recognized as one of the most experienced American players in the sport, he planned every inch of the facility with an eye toward the safety, comfort and enjoyment of the horses, players and spectators.
“Our goal is to promote an environment where players from novice to high-goal levels of competition can play in a relaxed atmosphere with the amenities of a full-service training facility,” he said. Casey designed Palm City Polo to be inclusive and welcoming to anyone interested in polo, whether they want to compete, take lessons, or just watch a game.
The 35-acre facility, which has been operational since December, was completed this month. It features a regulation grass polo field and a regulation outdoor arena, with additional polo fields in the plans. There are 14 paddocks, a hitting cage, a 100-foot round pen and an exercise track. Players and guests have use of the new polo lounge and patio area that sit adjacent to the main polo field. Plans call for additional amenities.
In collaboration with Warren Prescott of JW Turf, Casey introduced a new type of grass that has never been used on any other polo field in the world. Players who have had the opportunity to play on this field have raved about the footing and resilience.
With league play ongoing, Palm City Polo Club is looking feature tournament polo (4-6 goal and 8-10 goal leagues) from September to June.
About Joey Casey
Joey Casey is a third-generation polo player and is also internationally known as one of the top breeders and trainers who has produced many of the of top polo ponies that have played in the sport.
A former 7-goaler, he has played in numerous U.S. Open Polo Championships. His career highlights include: six-time winner of the Sunshine League Championship (26 goal); four-time winner of the International Gold Cup Championship (26 goal); three-time winner of the C.V. Whitney Cup (26 goal), and the USPA Gold Cup (26 goal) and the Westchester Cup (26 goal). He twice won the Sunshine League Championship (20 goal) and won the 3 de Febrero Handicap (0-40) Open in Argentina.
Other prestigious tournaments he won include: the Pacific Coast Open (20 goal); the Canadian Open (20 goal), and the International Cup (18 goal). He is an 11-time winner of the Hartman League Championship (12-14 goal) and numerous Kaycolee Tournament Championships (10 goal).
Palm City Polo Club Fast Facts
9771 87th Place S
Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Polo lessons (beginner to seasoned pros)
Tournament polo Sept-June (4-6 goal and 8-10 goal leagues)
Full or partial boarding
Practice three days per week
Regulation grass polo field
Regulation outdoor arena
Hitting cage (coming soon)
100 ft. round pen