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Bridgehampton Polo 2014 opens in style

Team White Birch vs. KIG
Team White Birch vs. KIG
Photo credit: Tracey Fitzpatrick

The Bridgehampton Polo season kicked off this weekend on Long Island under grey but clearing skies. Celebrities, A-listers and Playboy models filled the VIP tent hosted by Town & Country Magazine. As expected, it was overflowing with fine wines, champagne, desserts and fabulously dressed polo fans, like Georgina Bloomberg. “I love horses, which is the main draw and it is great fun to get dressed up and watch horses competing in this event.”

Georgina, the daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is an accomplished equestrian and fashionista in her own right. I asked about her fab canary yellow dress. “I like wearing bright colors and my dress is Escada, of course. I do not want to dress like anyone else; I do my own thing and like standing out a little bit.”

Seems the symbolism was not lost at Escada, according to Senior Vice President/Merchandising Kimberly Jetnil. “Escada was started with the winnings from a horse race, which is why we are out here today at Bridgehampton Polo. Our brand continues to evolve for our customers. We are all about fun, color, prints and femininity, which is what Escada stands for.”

This is the 18th season says co-founder of Bridgehampton Polo Club, Peter Brant. “We will kick off another season of high-goal polo played by the world’s top-ranked players. Nacho Figueras will be back again playing this season, who has always been a wonderful ambassador for the sport.”

Heartthrob to the horse set and beyond, Figueras says it is an honor to be playing here. “I am thrilled to be at Bridgehampton again this summer. There’s nothing like playing polo in the Hamptons – where the top players, charities and top brands come together under the tent. I am looking forward to another competitive season.”

Team Brant’s White Birch took home the trophy defeating Bash Kazi’s KIG team. You can catch polo, and Nacho fever at Two Trees Farm in Bridgehampton through August 23, 2014. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. for tailgating and matches begin at 4:00 p.m. Dress your best!

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