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Bridgehampton Polo – Saturday Splendor Through August 23rd

Submitted by on August 3, 2014 – 12:06 pmNo Comment
Nacho Figueras, Jennifer Levene Bruno

Nacho Figueras, Jennifer Levene Bruno

By Heather Buchanan

Bridgehampton Polo is the après beach destination for Saturday afternoons running through August 23rd.  Top players and their amazingly agile ponies take to the field for fierce competition.  While these pros make it look easy, it’s far from a ride through the park.  Sylvester Stallone once said, “Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.”

Bridgehampton Polo 2014

There’s plenty of social action field side as well with viewing options which range from a blanket by the field enjoying  gourmet food trucks to VIP tail gates, to the exclusive sponsor VIP tent.

Bridgehampton Polo 2014

“We’re excited about our new layout this year,” said Bridgehampton Polo Club GM and longtime polo player Leighton Jordan. “Individuals can enjoy private tail gates, with access to our VIP tent, or relaxing with family in our expansive general public space. There’s something for everyone.”  The $30 per car charge at the door benefits the Bridgehampton Childcare & Recreation Center.

Bridgehampton Polo 2014

Peter Brant’s White Birch Farm, with veteran Mariano Aguerre, Bash Kazi’s KIG and Nacho Figueras,  Alessandro Bazzoni’s CT Energia with Nick Manifold, and Joe DiMenna’s Equuleus with Martin Pepa, as well as other top-ranking polo players will all be competing for the prestigious Monty Waterbury and Hamptons Cups.  The stylish and sophisticated event draws exclusive crowds of Hamptons influencers and tastemakers alike.

Bridgehampton Polo 2014

Bold faced names abound including on opening day Xavier Vey, President of Lancome, Town & Country Publisher Jennifer Levene Bruno, President of Hearst Publications Michael Clinton, Ise White, Peter and Harry Brant, Kelly KleinNeil Hirsch, Georgina Bloomberg, Kipton KronkiteDelfina BlaquierBrad LaurenStewart LaneDaniel Boulud, Executive Chef of Daniel and Elise DiStefano.

Bridgehamtpon Polo 2014

In the VIP tent it’s all about the lagniappe, the unexpected little gifts like the beach towels from Escada or the new Absolue L’Extrait rose elixir for regeneration (need the whole body version of that for sure.)

Jet Edge David Pritchett, CEO Bill Papariella

Jet Edge David Pritchard, CEO Bill Papariella

The VIP tent is also about business as well as pleasure and new sponsor Jet Edge a private aviation firm was introducing itself to a new East Coast clientele.  David Pritchard, Executive Vice President and Founding Partner commented, “Jet Edge is a high luxury services firm.  We think this is a great opportunity to open up the market here in New York.  We’re based out of Los Angeles but we’re building our fleet here.  We have aircraft owners as well as those who charter that own horses so it’s a good natural clientele.”

Lovely ladies of Bridgehampton Polo

Lovely ladies of Bridgehampton Polo

Talent Resources will also be presenting a VIP tent and experience for the Hamptons Cup at the Bridgehampton Polo Club on August 16 from 2:30 PM to 6:00 pm.  Tickets are available on Gilt City to enjoy the most anticipated event of the summer season and take in the Hamptons Cup in style at the VIP tent sponsored by Bai, Joseph Carr, The Calling, Heineken, and L’Alpina.  The event will be catered by Whitmans NYC.  Celebrities, socialites, and tastemakers are expected to attend. They are offering VIP parking for guests and a silent auction.  Guests will enjoy access to half-time activities as well as meet-and-greets with the polo players.

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