SOURCE: EQUESTRIAN LIVING – RESIDENTS OF WELLINGTON know Neil Hirsch as a businessman and philanthropist with a desire to make an impact on children’s charities. But he is also a visionary, teaming up with multiple partners to transform the former site of the Players Club in Wellington, Florida, into an iconic luxury condominium. It’s time to meet the man behind the exquisite Coach House Wellington residences as the boutique master-planned property is introduced to the world.
While Coach House is Hirsch’s first residential development, his entrepreneurial spirit began in his early twenties when he founded Telerate, a technology company that provided securities prices for the international bond and currency markets. For more than 20 years, Hirsch grew the company to become one of the most powerful brands in financial market, and eventually sold the company to Dow Jones.
Hirsch is also the former chairman and CEO of Loanet, Inc, and served on the Dow Jones board of directors and management committee.
But it was his love for the sport of polo that drew Hirsch from Wall Street to Wellington in 1995. That year, he started the BlackWatch Polo Team, a team he played with competitively until 2009. Now a full-time resident of Wellington, polo still plays an important part in Hirsch’s life, especially with kids.
He is actively involved in the Boys and Girls Club (the branch in the village is named after him). “I saw how valuable the Club was in engaging the children in the community and giving them a safe place to learn and play, and I wanted to lend my support,” said Hirsch. “We hold yearly charity events consisting of polo, triathlons, and other events to help raise money for the club, and the kids are highly involved with all of that.”
So, what was the inspiration for the Coach House project? “There wasn’t a product like it,” said Hirsch.
He saw a niche for luxurious, maintenance-free condominiums, and he knew it would attract high-profile polo players and equestrian-estate owners looking to downsize or have a second residence.
Hirsch also predicted it would attract people with multiple homes looking for a carefree lifestyle without worrying about home ownership.
Coach House recently launched pre- construction sales for the four-story, 34-unit building located at 3410 South Sore Boulevard, on the former site of the Player’s Club. And Hirsch’s predictions appear to be spot on. Coach House has already secured sales with Ralph Lauren model and top-ranked professional BlackWatch Team polo player, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, and his designer wife Delfina Blaquier. Figueras said his interest in Coach House was spurred by the proximity to the equestrian grounds, as well as the maintenance-free amenities. Plus, he added, it’s a wonderful place to raise a family on the sprawling 5.5-acre property.
Indeed, there is nothing like Coach House. Amenities will include a rooftop pool, fitness center and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room, catering kitchen, private climate-controlled garages and private elevators for each unit. The development will also include private cabanas and guest suites.
Coach House is a modern sanctuary infused with the richness and warmth of traditional design, accented with exquisite, contemporary amenities.
Refined and comfortable, Coach House residents can expect personalized service for a turn-key, worry free lifestyle. With up-close convenience to world-class polo & showgrounds in the “Equestrian Capital of the World,” as well as over 100 miles of groomed bridle trails, quality is a priority that goes beyond the physical property. Infusing care with every aspect of life at Coach House, residents will enjoy the dedicated service of a fully staffed property, from the reception team to the concierge. Coach House pricing starts from $2.5 million.
From pony clubs to regional shows to national competitions and beyond, equestrian sports are the one place where boys and girls—and men and women—compete head to head. But it wasn’t always like this, especially when it came to polo.
Long known as the sport of kings—and bronzed South American gods—polo is finally yielding to the inevitable. It took a determined mother and talented daughter to move the goalposts. While mother Sue Sally Hale went through elaborate disguises to find a way to compete on the field, Sunny “simply” made herself into the best female polo player in history.
In 2000, Adolpho Cambiaso, probably the best player ever, selected Sunny for his Outback Polo Team as they began their assault on the U.S. Open, the polo championship. She was the only woman on the team, and the only player he wanted at her position. It was no surprise to him, at least, that they won.
In the years since then, the walls began tumbling down. Founded by Sunny in 2005, the WCT (Women’s Championship Tournament) is the largest women’s polo league in the world—and the women’s teams are the fastest growing segment in polo.
In this, as in so many equestrian endeavors, Wellington leads the way. Field One at the famed International Polo Club has been the setting for many storied clashes and is accounted the best field in the US. But this year, for the first time ever, it hosted the U.S. Women’s Polo Championship final. Was the late, great Sunny Hale smiling down on them? If anybody could, she would.
Love polo and all things equestrian? Perhaps it’s time for you to make your winter home here. Found at the heart of Wellington’s equestrian scene, Coach House Wellington is truly the first of its kind with 34 expansive, luxurious residences which include eight distinct floorplans and three penthouse plans. Designed for the true equine enthusiast, it presents a highly-serviced lifestyle to enjoy carefree condominium living at its finest. Coach House’s building features oversized private terraces, offering the gorgeous views protected by the Equestrian Preserve to the south. Located at 13410 South Shore Blvd., the condos will also have delightful amenities such as a rooftop pool, private cabanas, a library, fitness center/spas, climate controlled garage parking, and guest suites available to purchase for guests, au pairs etc. Close to everything the Palm Beaches have to offer, Coach House residences estimate pricing starts from $3 million. For more information, visit CoachHouseWellington.com and register for the Interest list.
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