Posted by Linda on August 26, 2016
As of this writing we are still on Baby Watch here at the farm – Mamie’s due today! Yesterday we saw Luck Etta playing with her cria Jackson...so CUTE...so we’re hoping Mamie noticed and wants to join in the fun! We'd like her to deliver before our biggest summer event begins…
The show opens August 28 and runs through September 4 in Bridgehampton. One of the largest outdoor horse shows in the U.S., it became the second show to be granted the prestigious Heritage Competition status by the United States Equestrian Federation in 2009. The Classic is truly impressive; over 1400 horses are stabled for the week and acres of tents are set up. Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Beezie Madden are slated to compete, along with many other Olympians and World Cup winners. And, this being the Hamptons, celebrities will be everywhere, so keep a sharp eye out, especially on the closing day, Grand Prix Sunday! Previous celeb-sightings have included Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Ripa, Martha Stewart, Matt Lauer, and Christie Brinkley. The Boutiques Garden features dozens of luxury goods vendors including Hermés, Land Rover/Jaguar, and of course, Long Island Livestock Company! Our booth will feature our unique yarns, lanolin-based natural skincare, socks, notecards, and finished items. Oh, and horseshoes, of course!
We are also launching a new item at the Classic – handwoven shrugs that each come with their own handmade sweater guards! Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and the line is exclusive to us. No photo yet, you'll just have to come and see!
LILCo will have a dual presence at the Classic; in addition to the Boutique Garden booth, we are also providing the animals for Children's Tent activities. Llamas, alpacas, sheep, angora goats, angora bunnies, and potbelly pigs will hit the Hamptons every day except Monday. This is an annual opportunity for us to show off our animals and educate people about fiber farming, putting a “face with the fiber”. Here's Pansy and Piggety training for the Classic:
Tabbethia will demonstrate shearing on Tuesday and Thursday, giving haircuts to sheep, and one to our angora rabbit, Olive! These demonstrations are another chance to teach the public about the process of making our beautiful limited edition yarns. How sweet is this bunny girl?