2011 harvest cup polo classic
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DESCRIPTIONThe Junior League of Greater Covington's Harvest Cup Polo Classic, celebrating 15 years in 2011.
October 30, 2011
100 Holiday Square Blvd.(on the Service Road just past the theater)
Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Service Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Haute Dames. Hot Wheels. Polo at its finest.
2011 Honda Pilot
Hats provided by Haute Dames Custom Couture Hats & Headpieces.
4 JU N I O R LE A G U E O F GR E AT E R CO V I N G T O N
4 Letter from the President
6 Polo by the Numbers
6 Event Sponsors
7 Legacy of LeadershipJLGC mother-daughter duos.
11 Artistic GenerosityThe talented artists whodonate their work to theClassic.
18 Event MapSchedule of events andrestaurant listings.
20 A Beginners Guide to Enjoying the Game of Polo
23 Parade of Breeds
24 Haute Dames
28 FlourishesSelect items from the Silent Auction Tent.
34 Harvest Cup Polo Classic2011 Committees
This year is the 15th anniversary of our Harvest Cup Polo Classic.
Fifteen years have surely flown by since that very first Polo in 1996. It is
exciting to think that we, the Junior League of Greater Covington, with
the help of our partners, have been putting on this wonderful event for
so long. Each year, it proves to be more elegant and more fun.
The Polo match, with the beautiful horses and very skilled players,
is enough to make you want to come out to John Meltons Leah Farm of
Louisiana. Throw in the delicious food from our wonderful restaurant
sponsors, the VIP Lounge with the televised Saints game, the Pretty
Woman Hat contest, the live auctions and so much morehow could
one not attend?
The main reason we hold our Harvest Cup Polo Classic is to
support our community. Since the beginning of Polo, we have worked on
numerous projects such as Baby Think It Over, The Covington Family
Service Center, Pride, Northshore Performing Arts Society, Head Start,
Hope House, Habitat for Humanity, New Heights Therapeutic Riding
Center and our newest and most exciting community projectThe
Childrens Museum of St. Tammany. We truly are Women Building
Our community includes not only the organizations that the Junior
League helps support, but also our members, our wonderful women of
the League. The Junior Leagues mission is to promote voluntarism, to
develop the potential of women and to improve the community
through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Without our patrons, our sponsors and your support, our mission
would not be possible.
I would like to offer a special thank you to our Harvest Cup Polo
Classic Community Partners: Dunavant Wealth Group, John Melton,
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Inside Northside, United Way and
Champagne Beverage/Covington Brewhouse. Also, the Harvest Cup
would not happen without the numerous hours put in by our Polo
committee and co-chairs, as well as other Junior League members.
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to this very special
event and to our League.
We look forward to seeing you on October 30, 2011. We hope you
have a wonderful day at the 15th Anniversary of the Harvest Cup Polo
Classic watching the match and stomping the divots. Dont forget your
Polo Hat and your friends!
Karen A Capps
Junior League of Greater Covington
Harvest Cup Polo Classic 2011
6 JU N I O R LE A G U E O F GR E AT E R CO V I N G T O N
The Junior League of Greater Covington is an organization of women committedto promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the
community through the effective action and leadership of trainedvolunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Dunavant Wealth Group
La Maison Chef John Besh
Latter & Blum Inc./Realtors Capital One Bank
Innisfree Farm Summergrove Farms
The Truitt Law Firm, LLC The Heart of the Forest.com
The NORTH Institute Integrated Insurance Solutions
Lisa Bossier, Realtor, Coldwell Banker TEC
Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights
Hancock Bank/Whitney Bank NOLA Lending
Summers Neurosurgery Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans
Bellina Foundation, LLC Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital
Louisiana Lottery Superior Energy Services, Inc.
Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Honda of Covington
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Special thanks to John Melton and Leah Farm of Louisiana
for the use of his exquisite polo fields.
2011-2012 COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Fine Jewelers & Distinctive Gifts
As every avid sports fan
knows, everything comes down to
numbers. The Harvest Cup Polo
Classic is no different. Here are
just a few interesting numbers
about polo, the JLGC and the 14
past years of the Harvest Cup.
116688 Chukkers played in the
11,,117766 Minutes played in
Harvest Cup Polo matches
2288 Divot stomps since the
inception of the Harvest Cup
11,,000000--11,,550000 Average attendees
each Harvest Cup
1100 Different bands have played
at Harvest Cup$$55,,220000 Highest bid at Harvest Cup
auction during the last 5 years$$884400,,000000 Total raised by Harvest
88 JLGC programs funded by
44 Signature projects started by
3311 Number of organizations
benefiting from JLGC funding
1100,,000000 JLGC volunteer hours
22,,550000 Years since the creation
1100 Acres for a polo match field
88 Width in yards of goal posts
22 Teams in each match
44 Players and horses on
44 Basic shots in the game
66 Chukkers in a match
77 Minutes per chukker
by the NumbersPOLO
THE WOMEN of the Junior League of Greater
Covington promote community enrichment through
hard work and dedication, shaping the lives of the
people around them. Many of these women have
influenced and inspired future generations,
including their own daughters. We honor these
mothers and daughters to thank them for their
involvement in the JLGC and in our community.
Blanche E. McCloskey,
Katie Gibert and Dee McCloskey
In 1977, when the JLGCs nine founders invited
25 women to join, Blanche McCloskey accepted
the privilege of being one of the charter members.
The purpose of the League is exclusively
educational and charitable, she says. Our goal
was to provide educational and cultural
opportunities that would enrich our community.
Since then, Blanche served as president of the
League in 1979 and is now a sustainer. She looks
back on her years of involvement with a sense of
accomplishment. A small group of us started with
a lot of energy and high hopes, and to see the
young ladies today who have continued to excel
and push forward with their voluntarism and great
vision is most rewarding.
Blanche has seen the League grow over the
years; she remembers when they had meetings in
donated office spaces and church halls. Now, the
League owns its own headquarters in downtown
Covington. She says, Computers werent around
in 1977, so snail mail and the land-line telephone
were used for communicationnot the cell phone
or e-mail or texting!
Blanches example of leadership took root in
her two daughters, Katie Gibert and Dee
McCloskey. Nearing the 10-year mark in her service
to the Junior League of New Orleans, Katie has a
sincere appreciation for voluntarism. As a child, she
remembers accompanying her mother while she
volunteered at the Thrift Store. She opened my
eyes to the good workand funof the League.
Katie has served as treasurer to the board,
assistant treasurer and committee treasurer. The
most rewarding aspect of her involvement has
been safeguarding the funds and making the
most of them.
Katie and her sister, Dee, work together in the
Junior League of New Orleans. Since joining in 2004,
Dee has served as director of the Planning and
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Legacy of Leadership
by Jenny Bravo
Development Council, chair of the Thrift Shop and
committee member for several service projects. Now,
as president, Dee clears the path for the Leagues
annual goals and is involved in virtually every event.
We are so proud of our mother and are happy
to be serving our communities, having been inspired
by her, Dee says.
Virginia Ginny Crow and Niki Mann Trzaska
Ginny Crow joined the JLGC in the infamous
year of 2005. When it came time to plan the Spring
Market event, Ginny quickly signed up. I had some
experience with fundraisers and thought this would
be a good placement for me, she says. I didnt
know that my enthusiasm would propel me to
become co-chair of the event. When Katrina-
related circumstances created a vacancy for a