The December issue of City & Shore Magazine is finally here and I’m so honored to be featured as the cover star! I shared some sneak peek photos back in October when the shoot took place but the final pages are posted below.
Nic Roldan City & Shore
If you want to read the story in its entirety be sure to pick up a copy of City & Shore. As an added bonus City& Shore also made a behind the scenes video of me and the team at the barn … check it out here!
This past weekend, Team Audi was victorious again, winning the 2013 USPA National Twenty Goal tournament for the second year in a row!
The final score was 13-7 and I’m proud to say I contributed 5 of those goals, assisting my team in this incredible win against ELG.
My teammate and friend Carlitos Gracida scored the final goal of the match and was awarded MVP.
And you can’t forget about the other athletes on the field, the horses! Best Playing Pony was awarded to a 7-year old mare on the opposing team named Zulu (although I think my horses deserve a round of applause as well).
For a complete rundown of the game, click here for the full article.
I am so excited about being featured on the cover of City & Shore’s December issue! Being surrounded by the magazine’s professional crew made the shoot particularly fun this weekend. All six crewmembers came up from Miami to my good friend Kris Kampsen’s barn in Wellington, and the weather couldn’t have been any better.
The day was beautiful, but of course we all now that Florida’s heat can sometimes be unbearable. Wearing a one-of-a-kind wool Maus & Hoffman jacket made it that much steamier. I really enjoyed taking some shots with my dog Charlie, and two of my horses: Valeria and Plus.
The issue is set for December, and I’ll post more pics the moment it comes out. In the meantime, here are a few more candids from that day!
Amazing is the only word I can use for my first visit to China. I had such a blast not only playing in the Super Nations Cup, but also seeing such a beautiful country. Unfortunately, my team was not successful in winning the championship, but we were all very happy to be a part of this time when polo is growing so much globally – especially in this region. The Hong Kong, China team was ultimate champion over England in the Finals. It was a very special moment for them and all of China since they were playing on their home turf.
The U.S. Team
Hong Kong VS Argentina
It was great meeting the locals!
A new friend
This new experience was exciting and insightful for me. Not only did I play a sport that I love, but I have made lifelong memories, and learned a lot of new things from China. I look forward to returning in the future!
The 6th Annual Rally For Kids With Cancer took place on September 20th, 2013, and fortunately I was able to be a part of it again. This exciting race helped us raise money for the SickKids Foundation, which supports research to improve the lives of children and their families around the world.
This year, the scavenger hunt was held in Toronto, where I was selected to be a part of a great team. The race was fun and challenging, and knowing that we were in this for a great cause made it all the more rewarding.
During the event, each team was given a sports car to race around Toronto, and the AWIN team was styling in a beautiful Audi A5!
Let the games begin!
The scavenger hunt had us traveling all over Toronto — we even had the chance to search for luggage in one of Air Canada’s planes. I love a good competition, so out of all of the pit stops, this one was the most exciting.
Team AWIN at Pit Stop AIR CANADA
Team AWIN at Pit Stop AIR CANADA
The outcome of the event was great, and with hard work, our team took second place! It is great to know I was somehow able to make a positive impact on children’s lives around the world. I cannot wait to be a part of more events like this.
Nothing like seeing the smiles on their faces!
On the step and repeat before the big race in 2011.
I am pumped about the 6th Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup benefitting the SickKids Foundation in Toronto! I had such a blast participating in the Cup in Miami a couple years ago that I had to do it again. This coming September, I am honored to be a navigator. Paired with the driver of an exotic car (crossing my fingers it’s a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster), we will compete in an “Amazing Race” style scavenger hunt around Toronto. We will start out with a clue that will lead us to a “pit-stop”, like the CN Tower or another Toronto landmarks, where we will have to complete a task to earn the next clue. The tasks are so creative and entertaining, not to mention, they’re all a secret! In Miami, contestants got to swim with dolphins in the Miami Seaquarium and play catch with Miami Dolphins football players. I can’t wait to see what I’ll have to do! The part of the race I am most looking forward to is visiting the Hospital for Sick Children and playing with the kids there. I think it might be time for another “Nic the Tiger” appearance!
I loved hanging with the kids all afternoon. They have such spirit!
The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Hunt benefits the SickKids Foundation. The Hospital for Sick Children is one of the top four children’s hospitals in the world with world-class patient care, research, education, and advocacy. SickKids Foundation is a charity with a vision to strategically invest in research and training programs that have the potential to improve the health of children across Canada and the world. I am so thrilled to be able to participate in such an exciting event for a great cause.
To donate to the SickKids Foundation, please visit http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/home/.
On Sunday, July 28th, I captained the USA team against England in the Westchester Cup at Guards Polo Club. After 16 years of being played in the USA, we were excited to return the series to the UK, where thousands of people came out to watch the match.
The game was intense and filled with excitement. We were tied 11-11 and went to over-time. Polito Pieres almost made a winning goal, but his shot was wide and England made the tie-breaking goal to take the Westchester Cup. All was not lost though, the game was well played and I couldn’t have been more proud of my team.
After the game, HRH The Prince of Wales gave me the Donoso Trophy for The Best Player from the visiting team. The entire experience was thrilling, and the atmosphere was energetic, and I hope to go back to England to try to win the trophy again soon!