Bluegrass International Cup & An Evening in the Gardens

For the 12th year in a row, Fayette Alliance and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation will join forces to present the Bluegrass International Cup at breathtaking Mt. Brilliant Farm, as well as the 7th Annual Evening in the Gardens the evening prior. More than 600 people attend these annual events to support our world-class city, farms, and healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky.

Check out the photos from 2017

 2018 Event Information

12th Annual Bluegrass International Cup

Friday, September 7, 2018
Mt. Brilliant Farm in Lexington, KY

Tickets will be available in summer 2018. To sponsor or purchase a table, contact Paige Halpin Smith.
Both events will be held rain or shine. Attire is cocktail casual.
Individual tickets include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets do not include a seat at a table, however open lounge seating is available.


7th Annual Evening In the Gardens

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Mt. Brilliant Farm

Join us for dinner and a live auction.

For sponsorship information contact Paige Halpin Smith.



An Evening in the Gardens & Bluegrass International Cup are annual events benefiting Fayette Alliance Foundation and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation. More than 600 people attend these benefits to support our world-class city, farms, and healthcare in Lexington, KY.

Since 2007, the Bluegrass International Cup has been affiliated with the four-week annual “Polo in the Park” polo tournament. Guests of the Bluegrass International Cup watch high-goal, exciting polo, while also enjoying exquisite food and live music following the match.

Beginning in 2012, An Evening in the Gardens is held the night before the Bluegrass International Cup. 150 guests enjoy gourmet food and signature cocktails in an unparalleled and elegant setting, for the first 3 years the event was held in the private gardens at historic Mt. Brilliant Farm. Due to its incredible success, Evening in the Gardens has also become an annual tradition leading- up to the polo festivities.

If you have questions about sponsorships for Bluegrass International Cup or An Evening in the Gardens, please contact Paige Halpin Smith at or call (859) 281-1202 for more information.


A special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!

 BGIC Match Sponsor

EIG Title Sponsor

BGIC Team Sponsor

EIG Presenting Sponsor

BGIC Presenting Sponsors

BGIC Divot Stomp

BGIC Chukker Sponsors