Equestrian Life in the Hamptons (Hardcover)
- Fashion and lifestyle editor Blue Carreon provides an incisive and richly detailed look into the horse-sporting life of the Hamptons
- Features chapters on stables and barns, premier horseback-riding and polo competitions, the equestrian culture of the Hamptons, design of fashion and interiors inspired by horses and equestrian, and more
- Includes hundreds of beautiful, full-color photographs of the Hamptons, the equestrian facilities and estates, and premier events; plus historical images of famous people and events
Equestrian life has an enduring appeal for many of us, but it has a special place in the hearts of Hamptonites. Written by renowned fashion and lifestyle editor, Blue Carreon -- an avid equestrian who lives and breathes the Hamptons when not in Manhattan -- this luxurious book is his photographic showcase of the glamorous, often exclusive, and intriguing horse-sporting life in the Hamptons. This is a place dotted by bucolic barns and exclusive stables, coexisting with the shingle-style mansions with sweeping manicured lawns and modernist beach houses with uninterrupted views of the dunes and ocean beyond. Wending and looping through the picturesque hills and townships of the Hamptons are horseback-riding trails, world-class public and private equestrian facilities and estates, and premier blue-ribbon horse shows, polo competitions, and more. Blue Carreon also explores the hard work that comes with the glamor that comes with the sport. The thrill and danger that come with the sound of a horse's galloping steps; the frustration of falls and ecstasy of big wins. Equestrian Life in the Hamptons offers a historic framework to the evolution of equestrian culture in the region, provides details on stables and how they are designed, barn and tack room tours, and the fashions on and off the field (both human and equine) as well as interiors inspired by all things equestrian. These pages are jam-packed with stories and interviews with not only the wealthy weekenders but with those who have devoted their life to their equine passions and the equestrian life.