Dawn Jones, Wife of Tommy Lee Jones, Joins Chukkers Team

Chukkers for Charity

The 22nd annual Chukkers for Charity polo match has announced this year’s all-female teams to play on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Riverview Farm. 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 signature event returns with the theme “Diamonds and Divots” to raise funds for Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!, local organizations that support individuals with disabilities. Both teams will feature all-female players, with the Ironhorse Farms team including Martha Bennett, Virginia Ingram, Hope Arellano and Gillian Johnston. The Colonial Hill Farm team includes Gracie Brown, Lexie Armstrong, Dawn Jones (wife of actor Tommy Lee Jones) and Allie Henderson.

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. and will include performers Curtis Braly and Sweet Tea Trio, with the polo match beginning around 3 p.m. Following the polo match, the Patrons’ Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m.

Fieldside 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, which includes six wristbands and a cabana. Two additional wristbands per cabana are available for $50 each. This year, catering packages are available to cabana groups through The Daily Dish. To purchase tickets or learn more about catering, please visithttps://chukkersforcharity.net.

Along with Nissan as title sponsor, additional sponsors include Ironhorse Farms, Colonial Hill Farm, Sieveking Plastic Surgery, 12th Street Management Company, LBMC, D’Andrews Bakery, Williamson Medical Center, Jack Daniel Distillery, Jackie and Barry Alexander, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Associated Terminals/Turn Services, Publix Super Markets Charities, Regions Bank, Grove Park Construction, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, US Trust, Lipman Brothers – R.S. Lipman Company, Ortale Kelley, Waste Industries, Ingram Entertainment, Lithographics, AshBlue, King Jewelers, Nashville Geek and Outdoor Classic Structures.

Chukkers for Charity is hosted by Lee Ann and 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.


In 1968, long time area educator W.R. Rochelle began the foundation for the agency to offer support 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.


Saddle Up! is Middle Tennessee’s center of excellence in equine therapy, education and advocacy. A PATH Premiere Center, Saddle Up! provides equine therapy services that include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and adaptive recreational riding for children ages 2 through 24 with diagnosed disabilities. The program has been incorporated since 1991 and has an established legacy of making positive physical, mental and cognitive improvements in children’s lives through the power of the horse.