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3rd Annual Bluegrass International Cup at Polo In The Park

Polo In The Park 2009

Polo In The Park 2009

The 3rd Annual Bluegrass International Cup at Polo in the Park, was held on Saturday, July 18th, 2009 to benefit the crucial efforts of Bluegrass Conservancy and The Fayette Alliance.

Over 750 supporters attended the benefit at the Kentucky Horse Park’s scenic Man o’ War field, and watched an exciting polo match between Baroness’ Team U.S.A. and Gainesway Farm’s Team South Africa. Team U.S.A. scored the winning goal in the last minute of the match, prevailing over South Africa 10-9.

Party goers also enjoyed dinner, live music by popular 80’s cover band “The Spazmatics”, and a silent and live auction featuring an exclusive painting by acclaimed local artist Andre Pater, along with other unique field-sport experiences.

The Bluegrass International Cup had unprecedented success this year, by doubling corporate sponsorship and raising substantial funds for Bluegrass Conservancy and The Fayette Alliance.

Sponsors were Gainesway Farm, Baroness, UK Healthcare, Fasig-Tipton, Central Bank, Hagyard, Davidson, & McGee Associates, Theory, Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, Equine Insurance, Middlebrook Farm, Nursery Place, The Pond Lady, Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services, Blood-Horse Publications, Smiley Pete Publishing, WLEX-18, and WUKY Radio.

Thank You to those who generously supported the 3rd Annual Bluegrass International Cup at Polo in the Park,

Divot Stomp Sponsor


Team Sponsors

Baroness- Team USA

Gainesway- Team South Africa

Gold Sponsors


UK Healthcare

Silver Sponsors

Hagyard, Davidson, McGee Associates

Middlebrook Farm

Neuman Equine Insurance

The Pond Lady


Central Bank & Trust

Nursery Place, LLC

Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting

Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services

Media Sponsors

Blood-Horse Publications

Business Lexington

Smiley Pete Publishing



Event Expense Sponsors

Kentucky Thoroughbred Association

Verble, Worth & Verble

In Kind Donations

Bulleit Bourbon

Cross Gate Gallery & Framing

KBC International

Kentucky Eagle Beer


L.V. Harkness

Moet Hennessy

Moxie Equestrian

Southern Wine & Spirits

The Bell Group

Veuve Cliquot


Walt Robertson


Dupree Catering

Bluegrass International Cup Committee

Gay Haggin VanMeter, Chair

Gay Bredin

Hannah Goodman

Ben Haggin

Boo Hardy

Amarae Hollingshead

Lindsey LeMaster

Brandon Rice

Mackenzie Royce

Sarah Sutherland

Knox van Nagell

Susan Saylor Yeary

Auction Item Donors

AJ’s Casuals

Belle Vie MedSpa

Elmwood Stock Farm

Jennie & Peek Garlington

Gallery B

Greg & Becky Goodman

Lexington Seafood Co.

Mulberry & Lime

Andre Pater

Pedal the Planet

Knox van Nagell & Matt Pfister

Photography by Ellie


The Kentucky Horse Park

Trillium & Belle Maison Antiques

Wallace Station

Wells Plastic Surgery



Kate Allen

Charlotte Bloxsom

Anne Chapman Breeden

Allison George

Christie Kessinger

Leslia LeMaster

Jacob Rackmill

Meredith Yates

Jackson Yeary

Charlene Mingus