BRIDGEWATER, Barbados, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Veteran polo player and British Open Finalist Max Secunda has been named Head Coach of BG Polo & Equestrian’s recently launched polo program that is slated to open next month in Vero Beach, Florida, announced BG Capital Group Board Chairman Bobby Genovese who purchased the 34-acre Vero Beach property last month.

“This opportunity could not be a more perfect fit,” said Secunda, who coached the East Coast team in the US Polo Association National Touring tournament series finals in San Diego, California last month and is poised to become one of the first USPA certified coaches in the nation.

“I have no doubt that Max will succeed in his new role with the BG polo group,” said long time Vero Beach resident, polo enthusiast and creator of America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh. “Max has taught both me and my sons competitive play. This is such a natural evolution for Max, and I wholeheartedly support his endeavor as mentor and coach to a whole new generation of players.”

Patta Sloan Conboy will oversee all of the facility’s programs as Equestrian Director along with Barn Manager Kelly Rigsby-Quam.

“Max’s presence and the club’s new ownership signals a resurgence of polo on the Treasure Coast and a much needed facility for local equestrians in multiple disciplines such as Hunter/Jumper, Polo, Dressage, a Youth Polo program and more,” said Genovese. “Our goal is to be the number one Equestrian Facility in the area and local leader in education, training and event programs.”

The Vero Beach center joins BG Polo & Equestrian’s four other locations: Toronto, Ontario; Ocala and Davie, FL; and Pilar, Argentina.

About BG Capital Group

With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition. BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2012 Genovese developed and launched BG Signature Properties, a portfolio of 12 exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat featuring world-class stables and lodging for traveling horse enthusiasts.

For more information about BG Polo and Equestrian Vero Beach contact Patta Conboy at 772-766-0027 or email at

BG Polo & Equestrian, Vero Beach
7700 8th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32968
Main: 772-999-3709
Mobile 772-766-0027