May 13, 2023

A Kentucky Derby Party at My Farm, Part One

Spring is such a wonderful time for outdoor entertaining.

You may have seen my photos on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48. I recently hosted a Kentucky Derby Party at my Bedford, New York farm benefitting the Bedford Riding Lanes Association (BRLA), which maintains and develops the historic system of riding trails and dirt roads in this area of Westchester. The event was held in my stable, the adjacent Carriage House and the cobblestone courtyard just outside. The day before and the morning of the affair were very busy - it takes a lot of planning and forethought to host a gathering of 200, but we got it all done and the weather was absolutely perfect.

Enjoy these photos.