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Bridgehampton Polo – Hamptons Cup Heats UP

Submitted by on August 23, 2011 – 7:43 amNo Comment
Chris del Gatto, Veronica Webb

Chris del Gatto, Veronica Webb

Proving that the Hamptons are mother’s favorite – Mother Nature that is — the threatened storms stepped aside for fabulous weather at the Hamptons Cup at Bridgehampton Polo on Saturday.  There was plenty of thunder, however on the CIRCA Championship field where team Equuleus faced team KIG and emerged victorious 7 – 5 with Kris Kampsen being crowned MVP.  Guests under the Blue Stars Jets VIP tent had the front row seat to the action.  Remember not only are the players galloping on their fine steeds, the ball is also travelling at up to 110 mph.  You get the thrill when you’re only feet away.

Veronica Webb added her good luck charm by throwing out the first ball.  She was accompanied by Chris del Gatto Founder and CEO of the successful jewelry company CIRCA who also plays polo for his namesake team (keep an eye out for a coming profile.)

You never know what will be revealed when high end Hamptonite elbows are rubbed.  We discovered the secret lives of a few high profile investment bankers.  Their passion? … Writing.  Whether it was a noted magazine they financed or a hidden blog, they confessed this was their creative drive.  How great, we counter-confessed, as we writers sometimes are investment banking on the side.

Amanda and Robert of Vita Coco

Amanda and Robert of Vita Coco

We got the scoop on the line at the Vita Coco water stand.  Not just the hydration factor but he extra electrolytes and potassium.  Not only healthy, but apparently a great hangover cure.  One Hamptons gal on a strict regimen of no caffeine, artificial sugar or flavoring was thrilled to discover they fit all her parameters.  We still were secretly thinking of adding rum to the pineapple coconut water version but that’s only because our recent sideline investment banking has been tanking.

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Another thing we learned?  Pink is super sexy on polo players – Nacho Figueras and team MIG proved that you can be super studley and pretty in pink at the same time – the ultimate twenty first century male.

Joey Wolffer

Joey Wolffer

We also met up with Joey Wolffer with The Style Liner.  If you’ve been wondering what the leopard print mobile home was all about  — this is it.  Super stylish shopping inside.  We can say because we were shopping at a charity event and there was such a frenzy including one of the Real Housesives that we thought it was going to tip over.  This local gal has global taste for the best in accessories and accoutrement.  Tired of traffic and parking – no problem – she can come to you.  You’ll also see her at Wolffer Farm Stand at Sunset Fridays.

Charles Ferri, Christine Schott

Charles Ferri, Christine Schott

The moral to the story of polo?  Don’t judge a book by its cover – discover everyone’s inner story.  And maybe ask for a few stock tips.

Next Saturday August 28 is the last chance to catch all the action for the season.

For up-to-date polo information, please contact the Bridgehampton Polo Line at 631-613-1377.  Field sound lounges and tailgate tents are available for purchase or fans can simply enjoying the afternoon in the grandstands.  Gate entrance fee is $20 for standard parking and $40 for premier parking with the proceeds benefiting The Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center. For more general information or questions, please email bhpolo@shaminabaspr.com.

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