On most days, if you want to find a polo pony on Greenwich Avenue, the most likely spot would be on a Polo shirt at Ralph Lauren. Not so on Wednesday, August 24. Stroll up to Shreve, Crump & Low’s showroom at 6 p.m. in the evening, and you’ll find a majestic sight: polo horses—of the live variety—right there on the Avenue.
The horses and their mounts, professional polo players, will greet guests of Shreve, Crump & Low’s East Coast Open kick-off event, which will be co-hosted by The United States Polo Association, Greenwich Polo Club and Audi. One of the most prestigious polo competitions in the United States, the East Coast Open features eight of polo’s top teams and about 100 players will attend Shreve, Crump & Low’s private cocktail party to eye the beautiful silver trophies created by the jeweler for the winners of each match. The event will feature an official draw to decide the polo teams’ placement in the historic tournament.
Spectators can get in on the fun with the Shreve, Crump & Low Super Secret Mystery Box Giveaway Challenge. During the stomping of the divots at the August 28 and September 4 matches, polo fans are invited to search for special keys hidden on the field. Ten key holders will get a chance to see if their key unlocks the box during the September 4 trophy ceremony. The fan with the lucky key will win a mystery prize, valued at up to $2,000. (Key holders must be eighteen years or older.) Shreve, Crump & Low also has exclusive polo gifts for purchase, which celebrate polo and the equestrian lifestyle.
“The East Coast Open represents high-goal polo at the pinnacle of the sport,” comments Brian Walker, vice president of Shreve, Crump & Low. “There is no better place to watch the most exciting polo tournament of the summer than right here in our very own backyard. Shreve, Crump & Low has been America’s oldest purveyor of jewelry, watches and gifts, and a patron of tradition since 1796. The tradition of sportsmanship that surrounds the East Coast Open dates back over 125 years. We are proud to partner with the Greenwich Polo Club as the official trophy sponsor in support of this rich tradition. Go White Birch!”
Shreve, Crump & Low: 125 Greenwich Avenue
For Your Favorite Horse Love: Shreve, Crump & Low’s Exclusive Polo Gifts
Prices range from $50 – $500
Players and event photography by Chichi Ubina; Product image courtesy of Shreve, Crump & Low