Teresa And Bruce Colley

The Mashomack Polo Club hosted its 19th Annual Mashomack International Polo Challenge Luncheon recently. The event began at noon with a Champagne Reception followed by a Tented Field-Side Luncheon and the exciting International Polo Challenge match. Five teams battled to secure the coveted trophy for their team and country, which included Team Germany, Dream Hotels, Hillrock Distillery, Quest Magazine and Lavazza Coffee. Team Germany - Mercedes Wappinger Falls fought off the four other challengers to claim the victory of the day.

The 32 horses and 20 players made it a great day out and an exciting polo challenge to watch in the beautiful weather. Close to 1,000 guests enjoyed the games field side and under the tent, cheering on the competitors throughout the day. The heritage and tradition of Millbrooks Hunt country and rolling green hills was a beautiful backdrop for the day. The team lineup included, for Team Germany: Uwe Zimmerman, John Klopp, Alessandro Balestri and Julio Ezcurra; Team Dream Hotels: Davis Colley, Max Langlois, Tatin Zubarrie, Ian MacTaggart; Team Hillrock Distillery: Oakleigh Thorne, Craig Callen, Gason Lisioli, Guy Merison; Quest Magazine: Adam Klopp, Hannah Buchan, Trevi Zoda, Nick Beanstock; Lavazza Coffee - Bruce Colley, Philip MacTaggart, Agusho Zavaleta and Don Langlois. Nick Beinstock was named the most valuable player of the day. The Mashomack Polo Club extended a special thank you to the sponsors, horses, players and to the many who worked so hard to make the day a success.

This year’s event benefited Pine Plains Fire Hose & Rescue Company, Ronald McDonald House and the New York State Trooper Foundation.

Attendees included: Bruce Colley, Teresa Colley, John Klopp, Karen Klopp, Parker Gentry, K. Cooper Ray, Cece Cord, Nina Criscom, Fernanda Kellogg, Diandra Douglas, Peter Pierce, Steven Sare, Cathy Baker, Adam Klopp, Meghan Horstmann, David McDonald, Nicky McDonald, Alp Ozaman, Susan Meyer, Joe Meyer, Gwen Tetirick, Marion De Vogel, Max Goodwin, Nick Bienstock, Moira Bienstock, Jake Klopp, Elizabeth Quartararo, Pam Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Taylor Stubin, Cindy Rinfret, Sylvia Langlois, Max Langlois, Don Langlois, James Flexner, Tom Flexner, Debin Flexner, Uwe Zimmerman and Kristina Zimmerman.

This elegant annual event kicks off the summer social season in Millbrook as it draws over 1500 Town & Country spectators and patrons. Following the match is a highly publicized awards ceremony. Articles and photos have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Town & Country, Avenue, Quest Magazine, Hamptons, International Polo, USPA Polo Magazine, Elite Traveler and New York Social Diary.com.

Mashomack Polo Club welcomed naming sponsor, Turkish Airlines, this year to join a prestigious list of present and past sponsors such as Curry Automotive Mercedes Benz, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Lavazza, Dream Hotels, Heather Croner Sotheby’s International Realty, Quest Magazine, What2WearWhere as Ferrari, Herm├Ęs, Mercedes-Benz, The Carlyle Hotel, Berluti, The Dorchester, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, EOS Airlines, Krug Champagne, Bentley Motors, Cartier, Hunter Boot, Moncler and Beretta.

The Mashomack Preserve Club is a private polo and shooting club located in the heart of Millbrook hunt country, providing a stunning backdrop to the wonderful day. This prestigious event attracts over 1,000 true tastemaker patrons and spectators and marks the official start of the summer social season in Millbrook, New York. Many fans travel from New York City, Westchester and Fairfield County to spend the day in the countryside and experience this exciting polo event and uniquely stylish affair. Teams representing the United States, Great Britain, India, Brazil, France and Italy have battled valiantly in the past. Polo, “the sport of kings” promises not to disappoint.

 Photo Courtesy Of: Cutty McGill / Lawlor Media