Turf Battle for Bridgehampton Polo
A staple of the Hamptons summer social scene is saying so long. Bridgehampton Polo pretty much had the rug or in this case turf pulled out from under them. High goal development has trumped their high goal play. Polo enthusiasts however may find other avenues for single match events or head to Greenwich for top tournaments.
Event organizers comment:
“Recently some of the property at Two Trees Farm where Bridgehampton Polo Club has been hosting polo for almost 20 years has been sold, including land housing the polo barns, exercise track, half the parking lot and some of the polo fields. There is not an area for visiting teams to stable horses close to the field. As a result,Bridgehampton Polo Club doesn’t have the property it needs to successfully and safely host a full season of high-goal polo.
At Bridgehampton Polo Club, our mission was to bring high-goal polo to new audiences. While we can’t provide that level of 20-26 goal polo to the public in 2015, there is still tremendous interest from fans, sponsors and players for polo in the area. We’ll be playing polo in private matches and practicing two to three times a week at Two Trees Farm. We’re also looking into options of hosting more intimate ticketed matches at Two Trees Farm, playing charity events or hosting polo at other locations in the Hamptons. Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, CT will host a full season of high-goal polo action starting June 7th and all Sunday matches will be open to the public, including the Butler Handicap and the Monty Waterbury tournament (previously played at Bridgehampton Polo Club). Perhaps the most highly anticipated polo event of the summer, the East Coast Open tournament sanctioned by the United States Polo Association (USPA) will be taking place at Greenwich Polo Club featuring teams from around the world. The 20-goal tournament with three public matches will kick-off on Sunday, August 23, with the September 6 finals to be televised on NBC Sports Network. For more information, please visithttp://greenwichpoloclub.com/eco/”