Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweler, Piaget, returned to the Equuleus Polo Club for the third consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of the Piaget Hamptons Cup held in Watermill, New York. The event was co-hosted by polo superstar Nacho Figueras and polo enthusiasts Joe and Diana DiMenna, for an exhibition match benefiting Robin Hood, one of New York City’s most respected charitable organizations.
The two teams competing were Team Credit Suisse, featuring Stefano Natella, Alainn Bailey, Magoo Laprida, Francisco Ayala and Tommy Franco and Team St. Regis Hotels & Resorts featuring captain Joe DiMenna, Nacho Figueras, Mariano Gonzalez and Martin Pepe. The St. Regis team kept a continuous lead throughout the match, ultimately winning the Piaget Hamptons Cup title 9 to 6.
President of Piaget North America Larry Boland presented the Most Valuable Player award to Stefano Natella, who scored three points in the first half. Magoo Laprida’s horse, Fatiga, won Best Playing Pony. The event was enjoyed by Hamptons’ best and helped raise over $550,000 for Robin Hood.
Pictured from the left, Nacho Figueras, Mariano Gonzalez, Anthony Ingham, Joe DiMenna, Larry Boland and Martin Pepa.
Photo courtesy of Piaget
Wyatt Harlow, the youngest member of the 12 players named to Team USPA in 2014, has worked hard on his polo skills and horsemanship and it shows. He was the number one pick for the All-Star team last March when he again played for Natania (Warrenton, Virginia) and they earned their second consecutive National Interscholastic Polo championship. The Polo Training Foundation named Wyatt the 2014 Interscholastic Male Player of the Year. Right before the press run for this issue, Sidelines learned that Wyatt made the finals of the National Youth Tournament (on grass), held Labor Day Weekend at San Diego Polo Club in California, and that he would also play in the Family House Charity Match on Sept. 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and from November 19-30, Wyatt will travel to Manipour, India to play for Team USPA vs. INDIA. He spent the summer in Virginia, playing 8 to 10 goal polo. To accommodate the trips, he will take courses at a local community college until second semester when he will attend the University of Miami and continue playing polo. Go, Wyatt!
Photo by Lauren R. Giannini
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