Last week, TSG co-founder Susie Matheson headed to Bridgehampton, New York, to meet up with TSG Equestrian editor Molly Knott at The Hampton Classic, for which The Scout Guide was a media sponsor. Immediately upon arrival, we began receiving reports describing all of the beauty to be found at the event.
From the equine stars of the show and their talented riders (that’s Olympian Anne Kursinski in the image above!) to the creative tablescapes to the incredible craftsmanship evident in the equestrian wares for sale from a variety of vendors, by all accounts the Classic was a truly exquisite occasion worthy of its reputation as one of the most stylish events on the equestrian calendar.
On the morning of the 27th, The Scout Guide Equestrian hosted a brunch at Jumper Ring II, during which Susie and Molly mingled with attendees while enjoying the incredible view of the action in the ring. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the opportunity to meet and introduce so many lovely people to the forthcoming TSG Equestrian and our city guides from across the country was such a pleasure.
Following the brunch, Susie and Molly went scouting along with Hamptons-based photographer Bryan Downey. Molly hopped aboard The Styleliner, a mobile boutique expertly curated by Joey Wölffer, to check out the selection and try on unique accessories.
Of course a stop at the Scouted Dubarry of Ireland was in order. Above, left, Molly models an exquisite Bracken Tweed Sports Jacket in a new tweed pattern by the line (we adore the lining!), while people try out the classic boots (above, right).
How lovely is Catherine Zadeh (top), who designs gorgeous equestrian-inspired jewelry made out of luxurious and inspired materials like gold, horn, leather, and parachute cord? See her incredible pieces here. Above, left, a selection of jewelry available from traveling boutique Hunt Ltd (see more photos from their Hampton Classic space here!) looks picture perfect atop the show program. Above, right, a scene from stable row, complete with a portrait by Scouted photographer Leon Steele seen in the background.
Alicia Kossick’s space was an amazing combination of color and craftsmanship. Above, Susie and Alicia hold up a hand loomed cotton blanket for the camera.
When it comes to footwear, equestrian style is tough to beat. Exhibit A: E. Vogel Bespoke custom boots (above, left). Exhibit B: Galet leather and haircalf loafers handmade in France (Molly took home a pair, and we are extremely jealous. And by the way, how charming is Galet owner Jonathan Horemans?).
Speaking of equestrian footwear, TSG provided competitors with a special gift of boot polish and a TSG Tip celebrating our favorite ways to add flair to equestrian attire.
After almost a week of showjumping and scouting, our intrepid TSG team headed home inspired and already excited about returning next year.
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