The Cayman Islands, Argentina, and Nashville Meet at the Victory Cup Polo Tour

Once upon a time, I lived on a  thoroughbred farm in Lexington, Kentucky, where I saw foals born and horse sales break records at Keeneland. Not so long ago, before moving back to Nashville, I had a farewell brunch with friends at The Selman in Marrakesh, Morocco where Arabian horses danced for us and were featured in the movie, Queen of the Desert. Last weekend I enjoyed horse-watching again, this time on a field in Tennessee.
The Victory Cup, one of the largest equestrian events in the US (over 75,000 attendees in 2018) and celebrating its 15th year, came to Nashville on a twelve-city tour. If you missed the event here, check out their schedule which includes cities in New York and Connecticut this summer, Charleston, South Carolina and Houston, Texas this fall.
The private, for-profit event features hot air balloons, polo, food, fashion and family fun. The Victory Cup chose as their 2019 Charity Partner Purple Heart Homes , an organization benefiting disabled veterans.
Panoram Imports , passionate about their Argentinian meats and wines catered an authentic asado served to guests in the VIP Golden Mallet and Founder’s Lounge. Sponsors  of the event include The Cayman Islands, Whispering Angel from Chateau d’Esclans in Provence,  and Vineyard Vines clothing.
Victory Cup in Nashville
Polo Match at Victory Cup Nashville
Polo Player at Victory Cup
Polo players from Cayman Islands at Victory Cup
Polo Players from Cayman Islands Team Victory Cup Nashville
mother and daughter at Victory Cup Nashville
Women having drinks at Victory Cup Nashville
Family at Victory Cup Nashville
Lady and children at Victory Cup Polo Match Nashville
Food served at Victory Cup Nashville
The Victory Cup
Colombian ladies providing food at Victory Cup Nashville
Lady with Dalmation puppy at Victory Cup Nashville
Dalmation puppies at Victory Cup Nashville
goats at victory cup nashville

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Premiere Transportation invited guests to  climb aboard and gather a gang. They offer day trips which include Tennessee wine and whiskey tours, The Kentucky Derby, Keeneland, sports events, and Dollywood.


April Richards in Premier Transportation RV at Victory Cup

My friend, April, was first on the bus ready to ride.


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People searching for Vineyard Vines hidden diamond ring at Victory Cup

A search for a $10,000 ring donated and hidden on the field–Vineyard Vines hats required


Best Dressed people at Victory Cup polo match
Polocrosse at Victory Cup

Bonus was a game of polocrosse, a combination of polo and lacrosse.


Polo players at Victory Cup
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Hot Air Balloon at Victory Cup Nashville

2 Comments on “The Cayman Islands, Argentina, and Nashville Meet at the Victory Cup Polo Tour

  1. Great post esp considering our txts! Love the opening paragraph. Wish I could have found that ring!!
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    • Thanks–a shout out to our Lexington days. People had no problem wearing hats in 90 degrees weather for the chance to find that ring. 🙂

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