PONY TALES

Yellowstone Academy Supported At 5th Annual Stomping Of The Divots

By Elizabeth Wilhite
Photography by Chris Bailey Photography

THE SCENE: The Houston Polo Field often fills with the effervescence of luxury, yet there was more in the air at an event supporting the Yellowstone Academy. Polo is becoming less known for its aristocracy and better known for its accessibility, as proven by this diverse and fun-loving crowd toasting sangria and snapping photos between chukkers.

THE VIBE: Over 400 attendees attended the tented soirée with music playing and the gentle breeze of a Southern afternoon, chatter about the Yellowstone Academy and jokes about hats wafted over the playing field. With a silent auction, catered treats by Ruth’s Chris Steak House and the polo excitement, the event raised nearly $80,000, setting records in both attendance and fundraising.

THE CAUSE: Each detail fell into place under the leadership of Yellowstone Education Specialist and event chair Presley Bourquein. The silent auction’s co-chairs Elizabeth and Adam Wilhite offered a bounty of prizes including a flight on a private jet, jewelry from Kendra Scott, and a Yeti cooler packed with local Karbach Brewery beers. The Yellowstone Academy provides a classical, faith-based education to children from Houston’s most economically disadvantaged families.

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