There are so many wonderful things happening at Fitch’s Corner Weekend, July 18 -19. We don’t know where to start. Let’s just begin with the raison d’être, Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials, a fabulous event for horse lovers and riders of all ages. Here is a perfect description of the discipline: Eventing could be termed an “equestrian triathlon.” It involves working with a horse both on the flat and over fences. The three phases are: dressage, endurance, or cross-country, and show jumping. This year’s event is attracting interest from all levels of sports enthusiasts, from weekend hobby riders to professional international stars. For more information, go to Fitch’s Corner. Spectating is free, and it is the most delightful way to spend all or part of a day.
With an invitation that calls for jeans and “South of France” attire for the 22nd Annual Blue Jean Ball, we channeled Van Gogh‘s famous painting, Starry Night, and shopped sponsor, J. Mclaughlin for soft patterns of blue. A halter top and white jeans are all you need to get the party started. Then we said si vous plaît to these statement jewelry pieces, and fun country-side hat and scarf. When Fernanda says “Sexy Merci”, we say “Sexy Oui!
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From left to right. J. Mclaughlin Maria Halter Top in Lavender Tapestry $145 / J. Mclaughlin Hilary Jean $89 / AQUA Leslie Tassel Drop Earrings $22 / AQUA Tanya Bangles $30 / AQUA Skinny Bangles $30 / Gucci Raffia Horsebit Wedge Espadrilles $595 / Dorfman Pacific Taylor – Raffia Western Hat $49 / J. Mclaughlin Whisperweight Modal Pareo in Oversize Paisley $29 / Michael Kors Jessa Suede Knee-High Boots $850
Then there is the Fitch’s Market, which What2WearWhere is proud to sponsor. Fitch’s Market showcases more than 55 shops and food vendors and has become an unparalleled destination. The large open-air market tents are adjacent to the Stadium Jumping Arena and offer a wide range of exhibitors showcasing items from fashion to fine art to equestrian supplies, in a prime location.
It’s Sunday and Time for the Luncheon
For what to wear to the Spectator Luncheon, that continues the Van Gogh theme, we trotted over to Michael Kors on SALE, playing up those florals and yellows for this sunny day under the tent. Raffia clutches and wedges complete the look, set in the sunflower fields of Provence. If you forgot your hat, don’t fret! You’ll find a beautiful selection at the Madder Hatter’s shop in the tent.
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From left to right. Peony-Print Matelassé Blazer $508.50 SALE / Playa Norte Sunglasses $125 / Janey Large Raffia Clutch $375 SALE / Giovanna Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandal $150-$168 SALE Cotton-Poplin Shirtdress $328.50 SALE / Gstaad Sunglasses $205 / Cicely Metallic Embossed-Leather Wedge $120 / Peony-Print Matelassé Dress $472 SALE / The Madder Hatters Hats
Fitch’s Corner is the private farm of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels, located on 150 acres in the heart of the Millbrook hunt community. They welcome the community to enjoy the Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials Weekend every July. The horse competition is the core activity of the weekend and, for three years in a row, has been the site of the United States Eventing Association Area 1 Northeast Regional Championships.