Nic Roldan

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Nic Roldan
Born Nicolas Ezequiel Roldan
(1982-12-04) December 4, 1982 (age 35)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence Wellington, Florida
Nationality  United States
Occupation Professional polo player
Years active Professional since 1998
Home town Wellington, Florida
Website Official Website

Nicolas Ezequiel Roldan (born December 4, 1982) is an American polo player and model.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1][2][3] His father, Raul Roldan, is a polo player who played with the Sultan of Brunei, as was his grandfather.[1][2][3] His mother is Dee Roldan, an interior designer.[1] He has a sister, Lupe Roldan.[1] He grew up in Wellington, Florida.[1] He started playing polo at the age of five.[1] He graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida.[2]

Polo career[edit]

He is an eight-goal polo player.[2][4] He owns thirty polo ponies.[1]

In 1998, at the age of fifteen, the Escue team he played on, together with Sebastien Merlos, Juan I. Merlos and Stuart Erskine, won the U.S. Open Polo Championship.[1][5][6] The following year, in 1999, he was named polo's Younger Player of the Year.[2]

In 2010, he was captain on the polo team of Prince Harry at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island.[1][2][3]

On July 28, 2013, Equus & Co sponsored United States team he played on, together with Polito Pieres, Marc Ganzi and Mike Azzaro, lost the Westchester Cup in overtime.[4]

Modeling career[edit]

He has been a model for Wilhelmina Models.[1][6] He has also represented Piaget SA, the watch-maker.[1][6] He also appeared on Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, where he taught polo to Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He has six tattoos.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Caitlin Keating, Galloping Into a World That Stretches Beyond Polo, The New York Times, July 20, 2012
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Barbara Marshall, Meet Nic Roldan, Wellington's hot polo prince, The Palm Beach Post, February 4, 2011
  3. ^ a b c Jane Ridley, A New York minute with Nic Roldan, hunky captain of Prince Harry's polo team, Daily News, June 25, 2010
  4. ^ a b Audi International Polo for the Westchester Cup, Guards Polo Club, Sunday, July 28
  5. ^ Horace A. Laffaye, Polo in the United States: A History, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2011, p. 347
  6. ^ a b c Kat Thomsen, Off the Field with Polo Prodigy Nic Roldan, GQ, May 18, 2010

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