Catching up: Aikenite Amy Brooks is hosting an ACTHA ride on September 10th (it’s a competitive trail ride association) at her Aiken Bed, Barn and Breakfast. Her property was the site of a Civil War battle … she tells us that Kilpatrick came through Williston and burnt down everything and then encountered an Alabama cavalry unit … and a skirmish ensued.
Iron Man Lyndon Lea can smile big now, as his Zacara team captured England’s coveted Vuevue Cliquot Gold Cup at Cowdray Park in a 12-11 victory over Les Leons. With over 20,000 people in attendance, despite early morning rain, both teams put on quite a show as the tournament was also broadcast live via the internet thanks to hurlinghampolo.com. Amazingly, neither a Pieres or Cambiaso made it to the finals; Lyndon takes the cake on determination to win the tournament. Not only was he recovering from shoulder surgery in May (he had to have bolts and plates put in to secure his shoulder after a nasty wreck last winter in Palm Beach), he also suffered a broken hand earlier in the Gold Cup tournament (and played the final with a cast), and all the while was preparing for a hip surgery scheduled for two days after the Gold Cup tournament ended.
On the East Coast, it’s Peter Brant’s White Birch Team that continues to take the high goal inGreenwich, winning the East Coast Open over Heathcote, 15-11
Billy Bush was interviewing Henry Winkler on Access Hollywood about attending the Prince’s polo match at Santa Barbara. Although it was a royal event, Henry was most impressed by Nacho Figueras, noting “there must be fifteen ugly guys out there” because Nacho was so handsome.
Chow down: Guests will no longer need to leave The Will Rogers Memorial Center in Ft. Worth in order to get a meal or relax with a refreshing beverage in a comfortable atmosphere. In response to the increasing needs of large equestrian shows and other public events, WRMC and the City of Fort Worth have entered into a public/private partnership with Reata Restaurant to open two dining locations on-site for year-round use.
A friend in need is a friend in deed. Gregory Ross was leaving Santa Fe in his F250 and horse trailer loaded with goods to furnish his new Dallas townhouse when the hitch dropped from beneath his truck and the trailer jack dug into the pavement of Old Pecos Trail. Within twenty minutes of being called, Eric Oppenheimer was there with his truck and correct hitch and ball. After some creative engineering, the two (along with one ofSanta Fe’s finest) had the trailer on Eric’s truck and stored away until the necessary repairs were made. Now, if Ross would use that rig to haul ponies rather than furniture, he may be getting somewhere.
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