Nic Roldan’s inaugural UK Sunset Polo and Gatsby Party
Top American polo player and Brooke USA Ambassador Nic Roldan will be hosting this event at Cowdray House on 20th June.
The event consists of equestrian displays, sunset polo match, fireworks and a live and silent auction in aid of two charities: the Brooke charity and Chestnut Tree House.
Brooke is the world’s largest international equine welfare organisation, and Chestnut Tree House is a local children’s hospice caring for 300 children and young adults with progressive life-shortening conditions.
The event will include some high calibre equestrian displays:
- Monty Roberts, will give a Horse Sense and Healing demonstration in which he combines his Join-Up® methods with empowering veterans suffering from post trau-matic stress.
- A western reining display by top UK Reiner Tammy Greaves.
- The Sunset Polo game which will see top professionals as well as up and com-ing players join Roldan.
- The much anticipated celebrity chukker including Gold Medal Olympians Scott Brash and Victoria Pendleton, UK number one 3-day eventer William Fox Pitt, 2 time Grand National Winner Leighton Aspell and the formidable
- Wocket Woy all pick up a mallet for charity.
The event is accessible to all. Three tiers of tickets are available: general admittance, luxury afternoon tea, and all-inclusive VIP packages.
- £40 General Admittance to the Event and Equestrian displays
- £20 General Admittance for Children aged 12 and under
- £65 Luxury Afternoon Tea (including Pimms, G&T, canapés and general admittance)
- £2000 All Inclusive VIP Experience (including the full afternoon tea package for 8, a table for 8 at the formal dinner in Cowdray House by the Lickfold Inn and Gatsby Party )
Picnic hampers will be available to buy and food outlets will be on site in the grounds next to the polo pitch, whilst afternoon tea tickets give access to the event and complimentary tea adjacent to the demonstrations.
The VIP All Inclusive experience incorporates the equestrian displays, afternoon tea and dinner tables for eight in Cowdray House with food prepared by the The Lickfold Inn, overseen by Michelin Star Chef Tom Sellers. An innovative dinner menu, generously donated, by the Lickfold’s suppliers, will comprise of British dishes in their unique style. Chef Graham Squire brings experience and zest to dishes, with real passion and thought behind them. The evening will culminate with a Gatsby themed party.
There will be both silent and live auctions with five exceptional lots, followed by a firework display.
Event partners include Cowdray Estate, The Lickfold Inn, Jeep, The Spread Eagle Hotel and Tregothnan, the pioneers of growing tea in the UK.
Equestrian demonstrations are weather dependent and will be run as long as the weather allows, the committee regrets refunds will not be given for changes to the schedule.
Nic Roldan is donating a substantial part of the net profits from the UK Sunset Polo to the Brooke Hospital for Animals. Nic Roldan receives no payment from Brooke in connection with this fundraising for Brooke; The Brooke Hospital for Animals is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1085760)
|4:00 p.m.||Doors Open|
|5:00 p.m.||Afternoon tea served to VIP guests|
|5:30 p.m.||Opening musical performance by Sammi Vaughn|
|5:45 p.m.||Monty Roberts Horse Sense and Healing demonstration with a veteran|
|6:10 p.m.||Tammy Greaves Western Reining Demonstration|
|6:30 p.m.||Sunset Polo Match (4 chukkers)|
|7:15 p.m.||Celebrity Chukker|
|7:40 p.m.||Awards presentation|
|8:15 p.m.||VIP Dinner Starts|
|9:45 p.m.||Live Auction Begins|
|10:15 p.m.||Fireworks Display|
|10:30 p.m.||Silent Auction Closes|
|10:30 p.m.||Gatsby Party Continues with no more interruptions|
|9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.||Silent/Live Auction Check out|