The $6.8 million property, listed by Ruth Ripley of Armfield, Miller and Ripley Fine Properties Ltd., includes stables, an indoor ring, and a handsome stone house built in 1935 as a hunt box for chemical heir, aviation pioneer, and soldier A. Felix du Pont Jr. The new owners are Julie and John Coles. Mr. Coles, currently a master of the Orange County Hunt and the selling agent out of Thomas and Talbot, purchased the iconic estate with another couple who wish to remain unnamed.
Another local philanthropist, Nick Arundel, introduced his latest project at Morningside Training Farm with a VIP reception with Gen. H.A. “Buzz” Kievenaar and Maureen Kievenaar. Those visiting the new multi- discipline (hunters, polo, jumpers, cross-country, and steeplechase) facility have included writer Bruce Smart and Edie Smart and Beau and Dee Van Metre. The rolling 130-acre, circa 1930’s Thoroughbred breed farm had been slated to become – horrors! – a housing development.
Several hundred fashionistas assembled at Mary Lea and Jim Treptow’s “Hickory Tree Farm” for the Windy Hill Fashion Show chaired by dynamo Beth Ann Mascatello (who called it “the most successful year ever”). The afternoon event, produced by Valerie Dove, Judy Washburn, Helen Wiley, and Mary Jo Jackson along with Jennifer Sirianni, Julie Guiliani, and Nicole Wyatt, was at Saks Fifth Avenue at Tysons Galleria, where the display included local “models” in styles from The Connoisseur Collection and Duchessa, Highcliffe Clothiers, Lou Lou, Magic Wardrobe, and designer Wendy Pepper.
Kudos (and thank you from a two-time survivor) to all who walked in the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer event – including Patty Jarvis, Barb Hunter, Lizanne Driskill, Lisa White, and Maianne Dodson – which included a pre-event barbeque at Maggie Bryant’s lakeside pavilion. Congrats to the many equestriennes who rode in the “Ride for the Cure” from Maureen Hanley’s Fox Chase Farms to Dot Smithwick’s Sunnybank Farm and back. A special shout out to the team from FlyAway tables led by Pam Woolley, Kim Ginn, Sallie Edwards, and leading fundraiser Laura Clopectki.