Wellington, FL- April 10, 2013 – Mason Phelps, an Olympic athlete in Three-Day Eventing from the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, will join Jennifer Benoit, a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, in a disco-themed dressage pas de deux at the Fourth Annual International Gay Polo Tournament, Saturday, April 13.
The pair will ride a freestyle set to music between the semi-final and final polo matches during the event to be held at the Grand Champions Polo Club at the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road in Wellington, FL. The Gay Polo League (GPL), created in 2006, is an international organization and only known gay polo league in the world. Currently, the GPL’s established four U.S. chapters are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Wellington. GPL members include players from several foreign countries including France, England, Argentina, South Africa, Canada and Australia.A talented team of professionals developed Phelps and Benoit’s freestyle routine including dressage superstars Debbie McDonald and Carl Hester, who created the pattern, and Terri Ciotti Gallo, who masterminded the musical arrangement.
“I’m as ready as I’ll ever be,” Phelps said. “Jennifer has been instrumental in helping me prepare for this event. She is great at utilizing strategy to get the results I wanted.”
Benoit specializes in using correct training while being fair and honest to help riders set and achieve their goals. She and her husband, Chris, own Seahorse Stables, LLC, of Wellington and offer performance horse sales, boarding, training, clinics, instruction and certified appraisals in a tranquil setting ideally located near all the competition venues. She specializes in the training, development, conditioning, fitness and performance of dressage athletes and believes riding should be comfortable and enjoyable for both horse and rider.
She loves helping riders reach their competitive goals, but she also enjoys helping
“I’m excited to share our sport with polo folks,” Benoit said. “Besides, riding with Mason the most fun I’ve had in the sport of dressage. And in the end, it’s supposed to be fun.”
To learn more about Seahorse Stables and Jennifer Benoit, log ontoseahorsewellington.com
About the Gay Polo League: GPL is a community that shares a love for adventure, fun and the challenging sport of polo. GPL is committed to providing members with an enjoyable, supportive and competitive experience.
GPL represents a wide range of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. GPL trains and competes in mainstream matches and events while sharing enthusiasm for the sport, to change perceptions about our community.
For more information about GPL visit www.gaypolo.com.
Fourth Annual International Gay Polo Tournament Fast Facts
Where: Grand Champions Polo Club
On the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road, in Wellington, FL
When: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: Polo Matches start at 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gates open at noon
Tickets: General Admission $25
Tailgate Price: $225, includes eight tickets and one field-side parking place
VIP Tables: $1,000 includes seating for eight center field, four beverage tickets for each, gourmet food ticket for each, table-side service, including hors d’oeuvres, throughout the polo matches
Rotary Kick-Off Party: Friday, April 12, International Polo Club Pavilion, 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington, FL. Start Time: 6:30 p.m. (food, dancing and auction). Kick-off party tickets $75. For more information go to
For Tailgates and VIP Tables: Call (561) 753-3389
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