By Katlean de Monchy
Polo in the Hamptons is a favored afternoon activity for those who like to dress up, show up and network.
Edmiston Yachts and polo icon Nacho Figueras hosted the first annual Edmiston Charity Chukka, at the Ashkenazy Beechnut Farm estate in Water Mill which took the smoozing up to another level.
Polo enthusiasts and notables from the yachting, finance, art and fashion worlds including Nacho Figueras, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Whitney Fairchild, Libby and Terry Fitzgerald, Larry Gagosian, Roberto and Joanna De Guardiola, Bobby Genovese, Tico Mugrabi, Shark Tank’s Rohan Oza, Lady Jane Rothschild, Katlean de Monchy, Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo, Susan Shin, Alex and Bara Tisch, Zang Toi, Gucci Westman and David Neville, Rachel Zoe and more attended.
Nacho Figueras remarked,
“It was such a pleasure to be part of this event in what is such a magnificent setting for a polo field.
I was really motivated by this great opportunity to bring polo back to the Hamptons, raise funds for the local hospital and, most importantly, to have fun with old and new friends.”
NetJets had an airconditioned mock jet where guests could experience flying private. Your share will set you back 1.6 million plus $8,000 per hour. de Grisogono showcased the most magnificent jewelry, Zang Toi his fabulous personality and collection on the tallest langiest model. Feadship, Hublot, Overfinch, Berkeley Travel were also showcasing, and a percentage of sales benefitted Stonybrook Southampton Hospital.