Oct 06, 2021 5:26 PM

Old Hickory Bourbon's Stevie Orthwein in the 2021 Monty Waterbury®. ©David Lominska
Old Hickory Bourbon's Stevie Orthwein in the 2021 Monty Waterbury®. ©David Lominska

The 2022 winter season promises to be another busy year with a fantastic group of players! All of Port Mayaca Polo Club's (PMPC) lots are sold and club barns are almost sold out. Four newly constructed farms will be occupied this winter, and the club expects in excess of 450 polo ponies in work on the property in Okeechobee, Florida.

Club Member Practices will continue, with weekly chukkers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The club will offer a very limited number of outside memberships, be sure to reach out if you are planning to join. Practices will start in early December.

The Port Mayaca Polo Club tournament season will begin in January with play at the 8 goal, 14 goal and 18-goal levels. USPA national tournament highlights include the return of the Butler Handicap®, Monty Waterbury® and Heritage Cup™. The club is always excited for the Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup in January and the Live Oak Challenge 14 Goal in March (which has been played at Port Mayaca since 2009). Ladies will be happy to see the return of the Tabebuia Cup at the 22-goal level, to serve as a lead in to the U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship®, which will again be co-hosted with the International Polo Club Palm Beach (Wellington, Florida).

The final touches are being put on the club's permanent Trophy Stand which will be housed on the Field 1 berm. The trophy stand area will feature Live Oak and Tabebuia trophy trees, with all previous winners listed. A great addition to the Port Mayaca landscape!

If you have questions about Port Mayaca Polo Club's membership options, please contact Laura Linfoot Townsend at or (772) 228-0115.