The Mashomack Polo Club hosted the 17th Annual Mashomack International Polo Challenge & Luncheon in June, generously presented by Nespresso. The high-spirited event began with a Louis Roederer Champagne Reception, while Mashomack’s Young Guns, aged eight-years-old and up, rode their hearts out in a rousing exhibition match. A tented field-side elegant luncheon and the exciting 8-goal International Polo Challenge immediately followed. The Chairmen of this year’s event, Bruce & Teresa Colley, Parker Gentry Thorne and Karen Klopp, welcomed the additional support of sponsors La Martina, Heather Croner Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Manhattan Saddlery and Kokin Hats.
After a hard fought battle, the International Mashomack Challenge Cup was won by What2WearWhere against Wide World Ferrari, and the Mathias Guerrand Hermes Sportsmanship Award went to captain of the team, John Klopp. The Heather Croner Sotheby’s International Real Estate’s Best Playing Pony Award went to the well-deserved Dynamite, owned by Philip Mactaggart.
Pictured: Bruce Colley (left) and Vikram Chatwal
Photo by Cutty McGill
Great news! Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains, Virigina, hosted the WEG PREP TRIAL, a mandatory outing for the USA 3-Day Team as they prepared for the World Equestrian Games. This new cross-country “polo themed” skinny fence at Great Meadows honors Great Meadow Polo Club, Twilight Polo, and the Great Meadow Polo School. Aaron Rust, (left) course builder, David O’Connor, USEF chef d’equipe (center), and Tremaine Cooper, FEI and USEF “R” course designer, show off the new polo jump.
Opening Day of Bridgehampton Polo Club on Saturday, July 19, 2014, hosted by Town & Country Magazine, with sponsors Lancome Paris, Escada and Jet Edge, provided for an exciting afternoon at the impeccably groomed Two Trees Farm. Many notables, including a rare appearance by President of Hearst Publications Michael Clinton, enjoyed a festive day under the gorgeously outfitted tent sprinkled with floral design by NYC’s L’Atelier Rouge and taking in a high-speed polo match between Bash Kazi’s KIG and Peter Brant’s victorious White Birch. Other notable guests included Town & Country Publisher Jennifer Levene Bruno, Georgina Bloomberg, Peter and Harry Brant, Kelly Klein, Neil Hirsch, Kipton Kronkite, Delfina Blaquier, Brad Lauren, Stewart Lane, Daniel Boulud, Executive Chef of Daniel and Elise DiStefano
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