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The Star-Studded Fashion & Polo Classic Returned to ATL for its Sixth Successful Year

Article by Kristen Wright Matthews

Photography by Darrell Stoney and Paul Biagui

Originally published in SOFU Lifestyle


The Miguel Wilson Collection’s Fashion & Polo Classic weekend has scored again with its sixth annual Atlanta installment. Sponsored by The Corbett Group and Fulton County Arts & Culture, the weekend kicked off on Friday, October 6 with a Welcome Party at The Starling Hotel, followed by the Polo & Pumps Day Party at The Starling and Cocktails Under the Stars at The Thompson Hotel, on Saturday, and all of the festivities ended on Sunday with the illustrious signature event, the 6th Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic at The Horse Maison at Bouckaert Farm.

The Atlanta Fashion and Polo Classic has become a who’s who occasion that ATLiens and travelers from afar anticipate as soon as the current year ends. Each year, it grows in popularity and the impact on youth it sets out to make.

More people means more funding for the Ride to the Olympics Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering support to kids who desire to participate in equestrian sports, especially those who otherwise would not have the opportunity. All proceeds from the 6th Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic benefitted the Ride to the Olympics Foundation.

Special guests included a wide range of well-known Atlanta faces and celebrities including Emmy award-winning syndicated radio host Ryan Cameron, Pastor Jamal Bryant, reality star Martell Holt (OWN’s Love & Marriage Huntsville), Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson (HGTV’s Married to Real Estate), FOX 5 DC Correspondent Guy Lambert, Peter Thomas (RHOA), actor Michael “Bolo” Bolwaire (BET’s All The Queen’s Men), former NFL player JaMarcus Russell (Oakland Raiders), Stevie Baggs Jr. (Tyler Perry's Ruthless), Palmer Williams (Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor), and more.

During the weekend, guests enjoyed all-inclusive gourmet food options, signature cocktails, party tents, live music, polo games, equestrian exhibitions, and a full-fledged fashion experience where everyone gets to play dress up in their derby attire. It's an experience everyone should have once in their lives. The atmosphere is palpable with people from all walks of life, dressed up, smiling, dancing and having a great time. At the Atlanta Fashion and Polo Classic, "Where Culture and Class Connect,” everyone is a VIP.  

For more information, visit fashionandpoloclassic.com. To learn about The Ride to the Olympics Foundation, visit ridetotheolympics.org.

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