Chukkers for Charity Polo Match
and Classic Car Show
Saturday, September 6, 2014
The 18th annual Chukkers for Charity Polo Match & Car Show! As always, this year’s event includes the ever-popular car show & parade, the cleverly creative cabana decorating competition, petting zoo and stick horse race for the kids, and fine dining, spirits, and entertainment in the Patrons’ Tent. In between taking part in all this action, feel free to shop till you drop at the Chukkers silent auction featuring fine items, jewelry, trips, restaurant gift certificates, original artwork, event tickets, and one-of-kind experiences. So plan to join us on Saturday, September 6. Proceeds benefit the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!.
Special Guest Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras
Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras is an Argentine polo player and is ranked as one of the top 100 polo players in the world. Figueras began playing polo at the age of 9 and turned pro at 17, playing at various locations in Europe before arriving in Bridgehampton, New York in 1999. He currently plays for and is captain of BlackWatch, a team he co-owns. Nacho started modeling for Ralph Lauren in 2000, eventually become the face of Ralph Lauren Black Label in 2005.
In May 2009, he was made the face of the World of Polo fragrances, including Polo Black, Polo Blue and Polo Modern Reserve. Black Watch is also a label under the Ralph Lauren umbrella, offering tight polo shirts emblazoned with Nacho's number 2, an idea of Figueras' to make it a billion-dollar brand. Despite his success in the modeling arena, polo continues to be his passion. He says his mission in life "is to bring polo to the world a little more," doing his best to raise the profile to the sport of polo however he can. To that end, he has helped organize matches such as the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic exhibition in Governor's Island, New York; the most recent edition on June 27, 2010 also featured England's Prince Harry. Nacho has been married to Delfina Blaquier, a photographer and former model, since 2004. The couple currently have 4 children, Hilario, Aurora, Artemio and Alba.
Decorate your cabana!
There is one winner in each category. All category winners will receive gifts from our generous sponsors while the Grand Prize will win a complimentary tent located at center field the following year in addition to their gifts.
Please do not arrive early, gates will not open until 1pm. Please note it is a one way drive, no exit, no reentry. Speed limit strictly enforced. All cabana guests must leave by sunset (approx 7:30 pm).
Tailgate Contest categories are:
- Grand Prize
- Most Original
- Best Summertime Swing
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Dress: Snappy Summer Casual
1:00 pm - Gates open (for tailgaters only)
Tailgaters, please do not arrive early, gates will not open until 1pm. Please note it is a one way drive, no exit, no reentry. Speed limit strictly enforced. All cabana guests must leave by sunset (approx 7:30 pm).
2:00 pm - Gates open (for patrons)
2:45 pm - Flag Presentation/Opening Ceremony
3:00 pm - Match begins
Car Show Halftime
6:15 pm – Patrons’ Dinner (rain or shine)
2014 Event Hosts
Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram