PASPALEY POLO IN THE CITY
Mission Field, Centennial Park, Sydney 2013
Story Arabella Rose Photography Jane Bliss
Rain didn’t dampen spirits at the Paspaley Polo in the City held Saturday 16th November in Centennial Park Sydney. The signature yellow of the Paspaley VIP marquee gave a bird's eye view of the polo action. While Land Rover’s polo ambassador Ruki Baillieu, one of Australia’s highest rated international polo players, with a handicap of 8 led all eyes on the field. The Paspaley pearl jewellery was donned by the colourfully dressed while they enjoyed the canapés and oysters, and some Veuve Clicquot bubbly on the cocktail bar recycled shipping container deck.
Pictured Left: Anne Bonifcae and Christopher Paspaley
Members of the Paspaley family - Clare Paspaley, Chris Paspaley, Christine Salter, Michael and Peter Bracher – were joined by VIP guests including Grace Huang, James Tobin, Scott and Alina Barlow, Kirstie Clements, Angela Bishop, Eva Galambos, Samantha Armytage, Charles and Ellie Aitken and Hoda Waterhouse. Joining in the fun and barracking for the Clicquot team on field were Michael Dorman, Nikki Phillips & Dane Rumble, Laura Csortan & Chris Joannou, Daimon Downey & Georgia Gorman, Sally Obermeder and Adene Cassidy.
Once again, the Paspaley VIP marquee took centre stage, this year dressed with New York style awnings and topiary hedges, and featuring a gallery of Paspaley pearl jewellery and glamorous Megan Hess illustrations. Cleverly recycled shipping containers were converted into a seafood bar serving Paspaley pearl meat canapés and oysters, a cocktail bar on the deck and the penthouse, where guests enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the polo action.
Veuve Clicquot added a twist to the day with the launch of their 50’s diner “Clicquot Airstream”, complete with gorgeous waitresses dressed in Clicquot yellow uniforms. The Airstream trailer is an innovative “party on wheels” combining art, food and fun in an aerodynamic, 50s-style design. With a Clicquot bicycle, Clicquot fans, umbrellas and appropriately Clicquot gumboots, the Veuve Clicquot fixture was a hot spot at the polo. Joining in the fun and barracking for the Clicquot team on field were Michael Dorman, Nikki Phillips & Dane Rumble, Laura Csortan & Chris Joannou, Daimon Downey & Georgia Gorman, Sally Obermeder and Adene Cassidy.
Land Rover went safari this year with a glamorous African themed tent surrounded by the range of Land Rover vehicles themed "ready for outback adventures". Guests who trod the divots with Land Rover included Phil Waugh, Andrew Fagan, Stephen Symonds & Ed Smith, Bridget Holmes a Court, Anna Heinrich, Nicholas Gazal, Rebecca & James Rothwell and Patrick Johnson.
The Paspaley Polo in the City series is a highlight on the social calendar, showcasing Australia’s top professional polo players to a glamorous crowd nation-wide. First held in Centennial Park in 2006, Paspaley Polo in the City has grown into a major national sporting series now played in five capital cities. Paspaley has been the longstanding principal sponsor of the series and their continued support has done much to bring our great sport of polo to city folks across Australia. Paspaley also host the Pinctada Polo Tournament in Broome Western Australia every May aswell as playing a role in helping introduce sponsorships to talented indigenous riders. Read more about Pinctada Polo
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