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Nic Roldan’s inaugural UK Sunset Polo and Gatsby Party

Nic Roldan’s inaugural UK Sunset Polo and Gatsby Party


5.00pm - 11.00pm

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.

Horseman and fellow Brooke ambassador Monty Roberts will open the event, giving a “Horses and Horse Sense” demonstration in which he combines his Join-up methods with empowering veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress.

This will be followed by a dressage to music display by one of the country’s leading riders.  Olympic Gold medalist Nick Skelton will make his polo debut alongside Nic Roldan in what is billed to be 2017’s hottest equestrian ticket. “Wocket Woy” will be part of this event.

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.

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