"Diamonds & Divots" themed polo match raises $220,000 for Rochelle Center, Saddle Up!


"Diamonds & Divots" themed polo match raises $220,000 for Rochelle Center, Saddle Up!

PHOTO: Colonial Hill and Ironhorse Farms teams are recognized by host Lee Ann Ingram and Nissan representative Jeremy Tucker./Submitted

The 22nd annual Nissan Chukkers for Charity polo match themed “Diamonds & Divots” dazzled guests on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Riverview Farm and raised more than $220,000.

The event, hosted by Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram, benefitted Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!, and featured all-female teams.

Players Dawn Jones, left, and Lexie Armstrong, right./Submitted

The Ironhorse Farms team included Martha Bennett, Virginia Ingram, Hope Arellano and Gillian Johnston. The Colonial Hill Farm team included Gracie Brown, Lexie Armstrong, Dawn Jones (wife of actor Tommy Lee Jones) and Allie Henderson.

There was a bit of a sibling rivalry between teams. Team sponsors John of John and Crispin Menefee’s Ironhorse Farms and Eleanor of Eleanor Menefee Parkes’ Colonial Hill Farm are brother and sister.

Team Ironhorse Farms won with a score of 6 – 5. Dawn Jones was named the most valuable player and received a watch from King Jewelers.

Those in attendance were also able to enjoy the gorgeous day with a classic car show, cabana decorating contest, silent auction, petting zoo and signature Jack Daniels “Diamond in the Rough” cocktails.

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