Inside The Inaugural Edmiston Charity Chukka In The Hamptons with Polo Icon Nacho Figueras

Nacho Figueras, Robert Shepard


The king of sports returned to the Hamptons, this time, along with its prince. Known as the ‘David Beckham of polo,’ Nacho Figueras came together with Edmiston Yachts to host the first-of-its-kind annual Edmiston Charity Chukka. The event, presented by luxury destination Amaala, debuted at the Ashkenazy family estate in Water Mill and benefitted the Stonybrook Southampton Hospital.

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Inspired by the elegant polo events of the past, the Edmiston Charity Chukka rendered a luxurious and immersive lifestyle experience for all of its guests – from, mini Concours d’Elegance featuring Stuart Parr’s rare vintage and exotic cars to Veuve Clicquot, Petrossian Caviar and exotic massages by Zeel. Recalling the glorious days of the sports in the Hamptons, guests were able to bask in the sun and enjoy an exciting line up of entertainment and all things luxury.

“We were pleased to work with Nacho Figueras again to bring this kind of experience back to the Hamptons. Our goal was to create a curated day for the whole family, featuring a polo match, gourmet cuisine, sublime beverages, kid’s activities, classic cars, cutting edge yachts, fashion, spa services and luxury lifestyle amenities,” remarked Edmiston’s President Robert Shepherd.

Mary Snow, Meredith Ostrom, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Susan Shin

As champagned flowed and guests enjoyed the most sumptuous of caviars, the exciting polo match between the Edmiston and Amaala teams took place. At the end, the rightful heir took the throne. Nacho Figueras led the Amaala team to victory – winning the cup, and making it the match of the season .

“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. That was three goals achieved before we even started to play,” remarked the Argentinian player.

Polo enthusiasts and notables from the yachting, finance, art and fashion world included: Nacho Figueras, Thom Browne’s Rodrigo Bazan, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Whitney Fairchild, Delfina Blaquier Figueras, Libby and Terry Fitzgerald, Roberto De Guardiola, Bobby Genovese, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Tico Mugrabi, Shark Tank’s Rohan Oza, Erica Pelosini, Lady Jane Rothschild, Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo,  Susan Shin, Zang Toi, Gucci Westman and David Neville, and Rachel Zoe.

Partners & sponsors for the event included: 

Feadship, NetJets, Hublot, de Grisogono, Overfinch, Berkeley Travel, Zang Toi, and other venerable partners.

Photo Credit: Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA


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