2nd Annual Ponies & Pearls Presented by Malvern Bank Returns to the New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Women’s Empowerment Event Brings an Afternoon of Splendid Delights and Breathtaking Polo

Brooke USA Foundation’s (Brooke USA) Aiken Regional Advisory Council is thrilled to announce the return of Ponies & Pearls: A Women’s Empowerment Event Presented by Malvern Bank to the New Bridge Polo & Country Club. The VIP event, welcoming men too, will take place during the finals of the New Bridge Women’s Challenge 14 Goal polo tournament on Sunday, September 18, 2022, and celebrates women and their extraordinary accomplishments.

Guests will experience a stunning, clear view of the polo game from the New Bridge Argentine-style clubhouse, while enjoying a choice of signature cocktails, gourmet catering, a silent auction, and more. As a special treat, a unique Bouquet Bar by CWS Farms will be on the grounds with seasonal flowers allowing guests to customize their own small arrangements as a keepsake. White Rose Eclectics will offer a sneak peek of the most fashionable apparel and accessories leading into the fall season.

The event’s exclusive spirits sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will delights guests with its original craft vodka. Signature drinks for Ponies & Pearls presented by Malvern Bank include the aptly named Tito’s Mule and Tito’s Orange Bliss.

A special guest, Brooke USA Equine Friend, Kate the Black Burro, will be in attendance serving drinks to VIP guests and accepting donations to help fellow donkeys across the globe.

Malvern Bank, a community bank dedicated to fulfilling the financial needs of the people and businesses in Aiken, returns as Presenting Sponsor for Ponies & Pearls. Field One, Stacie Simpkins’ polo team and horse boarding sales and leasing operation, joins as Most Valuable Player sponsor. Female-powered real estate company Sharer Dale, specializing in fine equestrian and recreational properties, joins as Raise Your Glass sponsor. Golden Goal sponsors include Aiken Audiology; Black Burro Events; Gold Wowie Equine; Jack Roth, Realtor; Ted Cummings Insurance; and more. Aiken Saddlery and Dollamor Farms, among others join as supporters.

“Ponies & Pearls is an exciting event that commemorates the synergies of women competing in the tough sport of polo along with honoring the many programs Brooke USA Foundation has developed to help women with their working horses, donkeys and mules all over the world.” said Katie Roth, Chair of the Brooke USA Aiken Advisory Council.

Beginning at 4:00 PM, guests will enjoy a pre-game reception and can view silent auction items. Promptly at 5:00 PM, the polo game will begin. Individual tickets are $100 per person and VIP tables of six are $1,000. All proceeds will benefit the Brooke USA Foundation. To purchase individual tickets, a table, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.BrookeUSA.org/events.

The mission of Brooke USA is to significantly improve the health, welfare, and productivity of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them for survival worldwide. We are committed to sustainable economic development by reducing poverty, increasing food security, providing access to water, and raising basic standards of living through improved equine health and welfare. Brooke USA does this through a holistic approach to funding which includes capacity building, sustainability programming, female empowerment, and international advocacy. Brooke USA connects private philanthropists with their passion for helping relieve the suffering of working equines and their owners. Brooke USA accomplishes this by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. www.BrookeUSA.org.

For more information, contact:
Yvonne Lorie