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Chukkers for Charity

Chukkers for Charity

For the second year in a row, Nissan will present Chukkers for Charity, a polo game and outdoor event held in Franklin, Tenn. Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, a world-class polo player and the face of several Ralph Lauren and Polo brands will be a highlight of the September 6 event.

After a great cameo appearance on the hit TV show “Nashville,” Chukkers returns for the 18th year to raise funds and awareness for the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! This year the honorary co-chairs will be Lexie Armstrong and Cathy Brown, and Patron Party co-chairs will be Mary Kate Brown, Jennifer Parker and Tarah Webber. YOUR Williamson Magazine is also a returning sponsor for the event.

The featured celebrity player this year is Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, renowned as one of the 100 best polo players in the world, competing in his home country of Argentina as well as the US Black Watch Polo Team. He is also recognized as the Ralph Lauren Black Label model and the face of the World of Polo fragrance lines. The event will also feature a vintage car show, silent auction and tailgating competition. The theme, selected by the co-chairs, is “Summer’s Last Swing.” Guests are encouraged to participate in celebrating the theme through the décor of their individual cabana tailgating headquarters, which will include blue and white stripes with a pop of pink.

The gates for the event will open at 1 p.m. for tailgaters and 2 p.m. for patrons and general admission. The opening ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. with the polo match beginning around 3 p.m. Following the polo match, the Patrons’ Dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets for Fieldside Patron Tables are available for $2,000 per table of 10. Standard Patron Tables are available for $1,750 per table of 10 or $175 per individual ticket. Tailgating cabanas are available for $300, which includes six armbands and a cabana, two additional wristbands per cabana available for $50 apiece. To purchase tickets, please visit

Chukkers for Charity is hosted by Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram. The event will be held at Riverview Farm at 1475 Moran Road in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, call 615-794-1150 ex. 32.


Rochelle Center, founded in 1972, is a non-profit agency offering outcome-based day supports for adults with developmental disabilities as they strive to be self-reliant in our community.  Meaningful day supports provide continuing personal individualized training in the areas of self-determination, communication, recreation and sensory stimulation in The Developmental Supports Program.  The Production Center offers employment opportunities both on and off campus with individual job training and skills as they progress along the continuum to Supported Community Employment and eventual independence. More information can be found at


Saddle Up! is Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest organization offering equine assisted activities and therapies, and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with disabilities. Our mission is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational programs. Saddle Up! operates year-round and offers our foundation program of recreational therapeutic riding, physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated learning, the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club and multiple workshops/seminars. Saddle Up! deeply appreciates the support of our donors, event sponsors and event attendees whose generosity helps keep Saddle Up! the place “Where all children are equal in the saddle.” More information can be found at