Bluegrass International Cup & An Evening in the Gardens

For the 13th year in a row, the Fayette Alliance Foundation and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation will join forces to present the Bluegrass International Cup at breathtaking Mt. Brilliant Farm, as well as the 8th Annual Evening in the Gardens the evening prior. More than 600 people attend these annual events to support our world-class city, farms, and healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky. See below for information on 2018’s events.

 2018 Event Information

Bluegrass International Cup

12th Annual Bluegrass International Cup

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for exciting high-goal polo followed by live music and dancing.

To sponsor or purchase tables for the 2019 Bluegrass International Cup, contact Paige Halpin Smith.
Both events will be held rain or shine. Attire is cocktail casual.
Tickets include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets do not include a seat at a table, however open lounge seating is available.


Evening In The Gardens

7th Annual Evening In the Gardens

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Cocktails Begin at 6 PM
Dinner is served at 7 PM
Mt. Brilliant Farm

Join us for dinner and a live auction.

For sponsorship information contact Paige Halpin Smith.

*Because of a law passed by the Kentucky legislature, on July 1, 2018 a 6-percent sales tax applies on the sales of admissions to events hosted by non-profit organizations. The 6-percent sales tax will be in addition to the ticket price and automatically added upon checkout.  The 6-percent sales tax will be directly remitted to the state.


Evening in the Gardens & Bluegrass International Cup are annual events benefiting the Fayette Alliance Foundation and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation. More than 600 people attend these benefits to support our world-class city, farms, and healthcare in Lexington, KY.

Since 2007, the Bluegrass International Cup has been affiliated with the four-week annual “Polo in the Park” polo tournament. Guests of the Bluegrass International Cup watch exciting high-goal polo, while also enjoying exquisite food and live music following the match.

Beginning in 2012, Evening in the Gardens is held the night before the Bluegrass International Cup. 150 guests enjoy gourmet food and signature cocktails in an unparalleled and elegant setting. Due to its incredible success, Evening in the Gardens has become an annual tradition leading up to the polo festivities.

If you have questions about sponsorships for Bluegrass International Cup or Evening in the Gardens, please contact Paige Halpin Smith at paige@fayettealliance.com or call (859) 281-1202 for more information.


A special thanks to our 2018 sponsors for making this event possible!

BGIC Title Sponsor

BGIC Match Sponsor

EIG Title Sponsor

BGIC Team Sponsor

BGIC Tent Sponsor

BGIC Chukker Lounge Sponsor

EIG Presenting Sponsors

BGIC Chukker Sponsors

BGIC Presenting Sponsors

BGIC Divot Stomp





In-Kind Sponsors

Underwriting Sponsors


Check out the photos from 2017