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Bridgehampton Polo 2012: Luxury and Horse Sport Ride Onto the Field

Submitted by on July 20, 2012 – 12:25 pmNo Comment
Bridgehampton Polo

Bridgehampton Polo

The spotlight is back on Bridgehampton Polo and this year firmly focused on the field. In its 16th Season Bridgehampton Polo 2012 returns to Two Trees Farm for six consecutive Saturdays from July 21st through August 25th.   The game itself is front and center this year with a more luxurious viewing experience.  Former years of “bigger is better” are being replaced with a “quality over quantity” approach.

Bridgehampton polo shamin

Last season, the Bridgehampton Polo Club brought in veteran polo publicist and event organizer Shamin Abas to take over the Saturday afternoon operation. The changes Abas made created quite a favored buzz.  The VIP tent is revamped to be more exclusive and focused on the game itself. VIP guests will be treated to a pre-match reception replete with summery cocktails, afternoon tea and light hors d’oeuvres. Field-side garden areas, including the Davidoff Cigar Garden, will give patrons an unparalleled view of all the action.

Bridgehampton polo

Also new this season, International Polo Star and Ralph Lauren Model Nacho Figueras is now a partner in Bridgehampton Polo Club with Co-Founder and Owner Peter Brant. “As the ambassador to the sport, Nacho has done a tremendous job in bringing more attention to polo worldwide than ever before,” said Brant. “We look forward to the exciting potential the partnership presents.”

“The Hamptons is a very special place for me,” said Figueras.  “Many of my close friends are here and it’s where my family and I love to be in the summer. I am thrilled to be involved with Bridgehampton Polo Club from an ownership standpoint and I believe the club has great potential for growth.”

Baroness Sheri de Borghrave, HH's Heather Buchanan

Baroness Sheri de Borghrave, HH's Heather Buchanan

Unique picnic baskets, conceived by Hamptons hot spot Tutto Il Giorno, will be available for purchase, mixing high goal action with haute cuisine. The favorite Sag Harbor and Southampton restaurant has signed on as official caterer for the entire 6-week season.  You can contact them by Wednesday for a special 10 person gourmet spread complete with wine to be ready for you field-side on Saturday (polo@tuttoilgiorno.com.) We have to admit we’re crazy about their burratta and a little in love with their panna cotta at our rosé infused ladies lunches there.

Bridgehamtpon Polo VIP Tent

The Bridgehampton Polo VIP tent list (which is always one of the Hamptons’ most coveted invitations) is by invitation only but everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the exciting match. The trick is to arrive early to get a prime tailgate spot by the spectator side of the field or place in the stands.  The $25 per car fee benefits the Bridgehampton Day Care and Recreation Center.

With sponsors Ferrari North America and Town and Country Magazine for opening day and Piaget as the official 2012 season timekeeper with other season sponsors including Zen Air, Davidoff, SmartWater, Zico Premier Coconut Water, HSBC Pemier, Grey Goose Vodka,  Quintessentially and Hamptons Magazine, Bridgehampton Polo Club promises a season of luxury and great sportsmanship.

Gates open at 3pm and the match is from 4p to 6p.

For more info bhpolo@shaminabaspr.com or call 631-237-5388

Two Trees Farm, 849 Hayground Road, Bridgehampton

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