Our 11th annual Bluegrass International Cup is going to be the best yet! We look forward to seeing you this September! 

Thanks to all our sponsors for making 2016 a success.  

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 2017 Event Information

6th Annual Evening In the Gardens

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
at Mt. Brilliant Farm

Tickets: $300/person


11th Annual Bluegrass International Cup

Friday, September 8th, 2017
at Historic Mt. Brilliant Farm in Lexington, KY

5:00 pm – Tent Opens
6:00 pm – Match Starts

Individual Tickets:


Group Tickets (Parties of 4 or more):

–Ticket Sales Will Open in July–


An Evening in the Gardens & Bluegrass International Cup are annual events benefiting Fayette Alliance 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 high-goal, exciting polo, while also enjoying exquisite food and live music following the match.

Beginning in 2012, An 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, for the first 3 years the event was held in the private gardens at historic Mt. Brilliant Farm. Due to its incredible success, Evening in the Gardens has also become an annual tradition leading- up to the polo festivities.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 11th Annual Bluegrass International Cup or An Evening in the Gardens, please contact or call (859) 281-1202 for more information. Opportunities are still available.


We are a coalition of citizens dedicated to achieving sustainable growth in Lexington-Fayette County through land use advocacy, education, and promotion.

Through our efforts at government and beyond, we believe that Lexington can be the model for sustainable growth by balancing and connecting our vibrant city, with our productive and beautiful Bluegrass farmland.

Since 2006, we have worked with City Hall to usher over 105 major land-use policies into law that further sustainable growth. By achieving our mission, we positively impact planning and zoning laws—which are the building blocks of a better quality of life, economy, and environment for all of us.


MarkeyCancerFoundation_Logo_BlueThe mission of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation is to reduce cancer mortality in Kentucky and beyond by supporting innovative cancer research and treatments, education, community engagement, state-of-the-art facilities, and compassionate patient care at the Markey Cancer Center.

In 1978, Dr. Ben Roach and a dedicated group of volunteers began the planning and organization to build a cancer center at the University of Kentucky. With tremendous support from Lexington’s thoroughbred industry, along with other businesses, civic organizations and individual donors, funds were raised to build the four buildings where thousands of people have come to find hope and comfort in their fight against cancer. The Markey Cancer Foundation was established in recognition of the late Calumet Farm owner and philanthropist Lucille Parker Markey, whose generosity has made a significant and enduring impact. Over the past 35 years, the Markey Cancer Foundation has raised more than $75 million for facilities, research, treatment, education and patient support.

Sponsorship opportunities for 2017 are still available. Please contact Paige Halpin Smith at for more information. 

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

BGIC Match Sponsor


EIG Title Sponsor

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EIG Presenting Sponsors



Wilmington Trust Logo

BGIC VIP Tent Sponsor

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BGIC Team Sponsor

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BGIC Chukker Sponsors

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BGIC Presenting Sponsors






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BGIC Divot Stomp Sponsors

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Diamond A Farms Logo

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In-Kind Sponsors



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