Lifestyle, Travel

My International Polo Experience with NetJets + Four Seasons Palm Beach

I’ve been wanting to recap this trip for a while now, but it always seemed so daunting because it was the type of experience you can’t even put into words. (I’m still pinching myself!) I was whisked away on a private NetJets plane to sunny Palm Beach for my first International Polo experience and weekend stay with the Four Seasons Palm Beach. It was a trip with many firsts and new friendships (Becky, Amy, Mackenzie and Amy) and more importantly my newfound love for polo – and private jets!

PS. See my Palm Beach girls trip recap post here!

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NetJets to Palm Beach

Our trip began at Teterboro airport as we boarded our NetJets plane. SPOILED is the one word that comes to mind when I think about my first private flight. From the first cheers with Veuve Clicquot bubbly to the caviar topped appetizers, we were spoiled in every way! Not to mention there’s no airport check-in line, no security line, no getting stuck in the middle seat. In fact, I had my own oversized, leather seat that controlled the Bluetooth speaker system for the entire plane… how is a girl supposed to go back to flying commercial after this?

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The Four Seasons Palm Beach

The FS Palm Beach is truly stunning – my beachfront suite was nothing short of perfection. And upon arrival, the staff went the extra mile extra 100 miles to make sure our stay was extraordinary. The very first evening we had cocktails by the beach and then dinner underneath the most beautiful lanterns and hanging florals (below). And right when I thought it couldn’t get any better, we were surprised by a glamorous brunch on the beach the next morning. (You guys, I ate so much food on this trip. SO delicious – you never even need to leave the hotel.)

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Palm Beach International Polo Club

Palm Beach International Polo Club

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Keep in mind that I had never even attended a polo match let alone tried to play the sport myself. SO I truly had no idea what to expect at our polo lesson at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Thankfully, we were taught the basics of polo like how to hold the mallet and how to correctly hit the ball before we got on our horses. I have such a huge appreciation for the players of this sport now – let’s just say polo is not my long-lost calling in life. I was completely okay with the fact that my horse preferred to just leisurely stroll around the field. 

(Meet my trusty horse, Karma, below!) 

Palm Beach International Polo Club

Palm Beach International Polo Club

Sunday Polo in Wellington

The day after our lesson, we were ready to watch the pros in their element. We started off with brunch under the Veuve Clicquot tent. (It’s like a really really upscale tailgate, and instead of kegs, you have magnum bottles of champagne.) It was insane to watch how fast the horses would run compared to how I could barely get mine to move at all the day before… At halftime, everyone was invited out onto the field to stomp the divets and refill their glasses at the champagne truck. And after the match, we were invited on stage to hand out the awards to the winning team, MVP players and MVP horse.

You guys, I LOVE POLO. Just writing this post has me smiling ear to ear.

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Again, there are so many other things that I could say about this trip – it was truly once in a lifetime. I’m so thankful for the people who made it possible and all that they did to make it perfect.

Thank you to NetJets, Four Seasons Palm Beach and Fohr for an unforgettable experience!

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    I am BEYOND jealous! I’ve been a hardcore horse lover since I was a toddler and I had regular horseriding lessons for eight years as a kid, but eventually had to stop because they were too expensive… would give anything to have a polo experience like yours! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    April 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Natali

    Ah, lucky you! Looks like an amazing experience!

    April 3, 2018 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Laura Leigh

    Looks and sounds like an incredible experience!

    xo Laura Leigh

    April 3, 2018 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Angela Cruz

    I love Sunday polo – the brunches are amazing! I’m so glad you had a blast visiting #ThePalmBeaches and experiencing the Four Seasons Palm Beach, plus private jet life with NetJets. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

    April 3, 2018 at 7:45 am
  • Reply Kailey

    Oh giiiiirl, polo is our Sunday Funday plan from January – April! We’re obsessed. It’s so great to hear how much you enjoyed yourself in our little town. 🙂

    April 3, 2018 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Kelly Mahan

    Everything looks so beautiful and dreamy! I can totally see why you’re still pinching yourself, lol. Thanks for sharing this amazing experience!

    April 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Abbi Hannides

    So so glad you enjoyed your time aboard one of our jets. Hopefully you get to do it again one day.

    December 31, 2021 at 9:54 am
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