Billionaire Bridle Party
WHERE DOES THE horsey set go to escape the galloping masses? To Wellington, Fla., a little west of Palm Beach. It draws its name from its founding father, Charles Oliver Wellington, a New York accountant and investor who drained flood-prone land close to the Everglades. His son, Roger Wellington, began turning it into a manicured community in the 1970s. The equestrian elite arrived shortly thereafter, lured by the gleam of the town’s International Polo Club. Residents today include a movie actor, a baseball star and at least 5 billionaires, including 2 of the world’s 20 richest people.