The 23rd annual Chukkers for Charity takes place Saturday, Sept 7th at Riverview Farm in Franklin.
The signature event returns with the theme “Divots and Downton” to raise funds for Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!, local organizations that support individuals with disabilities. This year, the teams are divided between USA and the British Commonwealth, with players from each region. The Ironhorse Farms team (USA) includes Tim Kyne, Aaron Barrett, Wes Finlayson and Stevie Orthwein. The Colonial Hill Farm team (British Commonwealth) includes Lexie Armstrong, Zulu Scott-Barnes, Max Secunda and Whistle Uys.
John and Crispin Menefee’s Ironhorse Farms and Eleanor Menefee Parkes’ Colonial Hill Farm are team sponsors, thus creating a bit of sibling rivalry, as the opposing farm owners John and Eleanor are brother and sister.
The gates for Chukkers for Charity will open at 1 p.m. for tailgaters and 2 p.m. for patrons. The opening ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. with the polo match beginning around 3 p.m. Following the polo match, the Patrons’ Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Front Row Patron Tables and Standard Patron Tables are now sold out, but individual patron tickets are still available for $175. Tailgating cabanas are available for $300 for six guests or $400 for eight guests. This year, catering packages are available to cabana groups through The Daily Dish. To purchase tickets or learn more about catering, please visit https://chukkersforcharity.net.
Along with Nissan as title sponsor, additional sponsors include Ironhorse Farms, Colonial Hill Farm, Canyon Ranch/Crescent Real Estate LLC, Lipman Bros. – R.S. Lipman Company, Bank of America Private Bank, LBMC, 12th Street Asset Management, Williamson Medical Center, Jackie and Barry Alexander, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Associated Terminals / Turn Services, Enterprise Solutions, Ortale Kelley, Publix Super Market Charities, Regions Bank, Jack Daniel Distillery, Waller, Nashville Geek, Ingram Entertainment Inc., Liberty Party Rental, Lithographics, D’Andrews Bakery, Outdoor Classic Structures and Waste Management.
Chukkers for Charity is hosted by Orrin Ingram at Riverview Farm at 1475 Moran Road in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, call 615-794-1150 extension 320 or visit www.chukkersforcharity.net.
ABOUT ROCHELLE CENTER
In 1968, long time area educator W.R. Rochelle, began the foundation for the agency to offer supports for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These supports would enhance skills necessary for these individuals to become as independent as possible in our community. Today’s Rochelle Center continues that mission with community integration, employment, in addition to residential services. For more information, call 601.254.0673 or visit www.rochellecenter.org.
ABOUT SADDLE UP!
Saddle Up! is middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest PATH International Accredited therapeutic riding center serving children and youth, ages 2-24, in 11 middle Tennessee counties. Saddle Up! provides Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Therapy using the motivation and movement of the horse as a therapy tool, and adaptive riding. Saddle Up! has an established legacy of delivering positive physical, social/emotional, social, and cognitive health gains through the power of the horse. For more information, please visit www.saddleupnashville.org or like us on FB and Instagram.