Tennessee's Premier Polo Event Benefiting..

 

 

 


Event Information

 

1 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 pm - Gates open (for patrons)

2:45 pm - Flag Presentation/Opening Ceremony

3 pm - Match begins

Car Show Halftime

6:15 pm – Patrons’ Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Teams

Team One: AutoWeek/Nissan

  1. Frank Stitt 0
  2. Orrin Ingram 1
  3. Nacho Figueras 6
  4. James Armstrong 4

Team Two 

  1. Cathy Brown 0
  2. Whistle Uys 5
  3. Stevie Orthwein 4
  4. Zulu Scott-Barnes 2

 

Special Guest Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras

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.

 

 

 

Frank Stitt III

Handicap: 0

All Time Best Horse: Leah—a Dark Bay Appendix, she has played with me for the last 15 years.

Most Exotic Place Played:  Jackson Hole, WY

Bucket List Polo Wish:  To play in Argentina

Frank Stitt III is the owner and executive chef of Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega Restaurant, and Chez Fon Fon in Birmingham, Alabama. He was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who of Food and Beverage" in 2011. He was also named the "Best Chef in the Southeast" in 2001 foundation, and was a 2008 finalist for the its national "Outstanding Chef" award. He has also been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance for his elevation of Southern cuisine and his early advocacy of locally-grown food.

 

 

 

 

James Armstrong, AutoWeek/Nissan Team

Whistle Uys, Team Two

Stevie Orthwein, Team Two