The Hampton Classic Horse Show– WRITING, MISCELLANY FRM GABRIEL ORGREASE
The best laugh I’ve had this month- except it is not so funny, is it?
Italics by me
“What did I see? Well… I saw booths of people who sell boots, very expensive boots… and there were saddles, very expensive saddles without horns and there was faux antique furniture, not cheap. There were no chairs without seats to be woven by old men with rash opinions about the Swedes. The post-colonial English style is alive in the Hamptons, proper. There was also an opportunity to purchase the golf clubs of your neighbor’s dreams, a Jaguar or Range Rover but noticeably no Hummers, a very large tree with a wrapped root ball larger than our living room, and a Learjet. The Learjet was of the most interest to me and to a line of others better dressed — clipped of tail and wings and packed into a semi-trailer for road transport… I speculated adaptive re-use as a camper when the fuselage is no longer used for horse shows.”
- Highlights from 2012 Saratoga Classic Horse Show (timesunion.com)