Honoring Horses & Haynes

Maxine Rouben and the new polo trophy.

Maxine Rouben and the new polo trophy.

The Polo Series showed off their new trophy, jerseys and the official painting last week at a cocktail party at the stunning historic home, Selema Hall, on Riedling Drive belonging to Drs. Kern and Elizabeth Alexander.

The team sponsors are Lenihan/Southeby’s, Land Rover, The Lee W. Robinson Company and Sophisticated Living. The supporting sponsors are BBC Brewing Company and Seng Jewelers. The party was hosted by Elizabeth and John Lenihan, Babs and Lee Robinson, Andy and Mandy Vine and Bridget and Eric Williams.

The Alexanders have seven children between them and were childhood friends. He is the only person to have been president of two Kentucky Universities – Murray and Western.

All of the polo matches will be played at Oxmoor Farm. This will be an improvement over the first matches played in Louisville in the early 1930s in Seneca Park.

Birthday Candles

Sara and Jim Haynes celebrating his advancing years!

Sara and Jim Haynes celebrating his advancing years!

There sure were a lot of candles on Jim Haynes’ birthday cake! 60 to be exact. Sara gave him a party to remember for a long time.

Friends gathered on the lawn and under a big tent for cocktails and dinner. If the heat got to be too much, then guests went into the ice “room” and gathered around the ice bar to chill down. Seriously, there was an outdoor room with walls of ice that were lit from underneath. To top it all off, the bar glasses were made of, what else? Ice!

It was a wonderful way to celebrate with friends and family of all ages socializing, having cool cocktails and then a delicious buffet prepared by the Silver Spoon.

Enjoying it all were Cheryl and Julius Friedman, Donna and Glen Reif, Susan and Michael Vine, Linda and Glyn Humphrey, Mandy and Andy Vine, Shaio Woo and John Shaw Woo, Debbie and Steve Reiss, Julia Lee and Doug Haynes, Babs and Lee Robinson, Sandra Ann Frazier, Ann Sternberg, Sister and Bodley Stites, Carol Seifer and Sandy Abrams and Gayla Irwin.

The Haynes’ son, Travis was there with his fiancée, Ashley. Jim’s sister Ann and her husband Ronnie flew in from El Paso.

The band was great. They were good and they were not trying to blow you out of the tent! The leader of the band was Graves Lee, who is a student at Tulane. He is Julie Lee’s son. They were probably the best band I’ve heard in a year!

One Response to “Honoring Horses & Haynes”

  1. Julie Lee

    Now it’s official. Jim Haynes really is a cool (icebar cool) guy! Happy Birthday Jim!