Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Annual Polo on the Lawn Supports Project Transformation

North Texas dressed for the Derby at the 13th annual Polo on the Lawn, a fun-filled Kentucky Derby-themed afternoon on the sidelines of a USPA sanctioned polo match held at the Prestonwood Polo & Country Club, last Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Children enjoying a picnic and the polo match
Elizabeth Foster and polo player
Nicole "Queenie" Dalrymple-Hall, artist Darin Vartanian
 The event benefited Project Transformation, which will utilize event funds to support its free summer programs in low-income communities. Focused on literacy, life skills and leadership development, Project Transformation’s programs annually serve more than 1,000 students in 1st through 12th grades, ultimately helping participants to graduate high school and attend college.

Ladies enjoy Polo on the Lawn
Cal Friddle, Michel Higbee, Kami Higbee, Kevin Higgle
 Polo on the Lawn attendees enjoyed live music and games and the pavilion featured a silent auction, live painting by artist Darin Vartanian, and the broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. Bartender Amber West with Caledonia Spirits was also on hand, mixing up the event’s signature Polo on the Lawn “Thoroughbred” gin mint julep made with Barr Hill Gin.
 
During halftime, spectators went to the field for the traditional divot stomp, as they sipped champagne in commemorative glasses.

Members of the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas at Polo on the Lawn
 
Sabrina Ziegler, Jason Graziani

David Hartman, Karen Starkey
Contest judges including Miss Texas Ivana Hall, stylist Laurie Graham and actor Russ Vandereveerdonk awarded luxury prizes from sponsors like designer Abi Ferrin, Persona Custom Clothiers and Chocolate Secrets, for the Best Derby Hat, Best Picnic, Best Tailgate and Best Dressed Lady, Gentleman, Child and Family categories.
 
For more information on Pol on the Lawn, follow the event on Facebook and Twitter.

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