The long serpentine driveway with pastures on either side gave way to a field approximately the area of nine football fields that had been sliced up the sides with baseboards. In the center, horses with mounts galloped down the field towards spectators, mallets raised chasing the almost imperceptible ball. The White Birch
team, clad most obviously in white with accents of green, were battling it out with the Lechuza Caracas
polo team wearing navy. The bright sun was balanced by a gusty breeze that was keeping spectators cool for July. It was a perfect polo scene to kick off the 16th season for the Bridgehampton Polo Club
on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
As a first time polo spectator, it is shocking to find the atmosphere so remarkably calm and relaxing. Even guest coin tosser Christie Brinkley
looked fashionably relaxed in a calf skimming orange Ralph Lauren
Guests who were tailgating on one side of the field were eating and drinking. The games played by spectators to keep busy in between chukkers (periods) could be seen on the sidelines. It was easy to see that this was a time to relax and enjoy watching the Sport of Kings with friends and family.
The atmosphere carried across the field to the VIP tent. Decorated with Ferrari
sports cars, a sampling bar from sponsor Escada
, and a larger than life horse sculpture, the VIP spectators were enjoying leisurely watching the game from the sidelines or from their cabana couches. Bertaud Belieu
rosé and refreshing LaCroix Sparkling Water
floated about to be enjoyed, as well as a Hamptons favorite Tutto Il Giorno
who provided light hors d'oeuvres.
Also spotted relaxing and enjoying the match were Donna Karan
, Amanda Hearst
, Kelly Bensimon
, Kelly Klein
, Gabby Karan de Felice, Natasha Barnard, Andrew Saffir
, Daniel Benedict
, Campion and Tatiana Platt
, and Jonathan Cheban
. Universal Republic Recording Artist Dylan Jenet sang the National Anthem to kick off the match.
Despite White Birch missing owner Peter Brant
due to illness, they came out victorious with a 11 to 9 win in the season opener. Del Walton was named Most Valuable Player. White Birch's Denali, played by Joao Paulo Ganon, won Most Valuable Pony and was presented the award by Burgess
Yacht's Director of Americas Matt Emerson.
Polo season continues this Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Two Trees Farm in Bridgehampton.
For the full schedule of Bridgehampton Polo visit bridgehamptonpolollc.com.
Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
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Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.
CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall
Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community
Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience
and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant.
Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.
Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.
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We build client revenues and reputations.
Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.