Chukkers for Charity 2017
The 21st annual Nissan Chukkers for Charity polo match swept guests “Up, Up & Away!” at Riverview Farm, hosted by Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram. The signature event raises funds for Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! and featured two local teams, Nissan and AshBlue. The Nissan team included Virginia Ingram, Orrin Ingram, Wes Finlayson and James Armstrong, and the AshBlue team included Lexie Armstrong, Zulu Scott-Barnes, Whistle Uys and Stevie Orthwein.
This is the first-ever polo match in Chukkers for Charity history to include a father and daughter playing together, as well as a husband and wife on opposing teams. Team Nissan prevailed with a score of 10-4, naming Virginia Ingram as the most valuable player. Attendees enjoyed perfect polo weather, in addition to a classic car show, cabana decorating contest, silent auction, petting zoo and signature Jack Daniels “Pony Up” cocktails. Thanks to generous sponsors and attendees, the event raised more than $200,000 to benefit both Saddle Up! and the Rochelle Center.