Lexington, Ky. – January 8, 2016 – A fourth-generation professional polo player, Nic Roldan made history at 15 when he became the youngest player ever to win the United States Open Polo Championship, a distinction he still holds. His talent is immeasurable, and so is his passion for improving the lives of equines around the world.
Simultaneously, it is important to Roldan to be an advocate for the horses that have worked so hard for his sport throughout his career. He makes his living from the horses he works with, so the Brooke’s mission to help working horses and the people who depend on them resonated with him. He instantly felt a connection with the organization.
Roldan will travel to one of the Brooke’s projects in Guatemala later this year. He is looking forward to seeing for himself the plight of working equines and the difference that the Brooke is making in one of the 11 countries where it has programs.
Roldan will join an impressive list of Brooke USA ambassadors, including Olympic dressage double gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin; internationally renowned “horse whisperer” Monty Roberts; Olympic dressage medalist Debbie McDonald, and top sport horse owner Margaret Duprey, among others.
“I know it’s always an uphill battle with something of this magnitude, but the Brooke seems to be doing an amazing job,” said Roldan. “They’ve reached out to millions of horses, mules and donkeys around the world, and I’m excited to reach out to many more.”
Brooke USA is headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and exists to support the work of the Brooke in countries throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central America.
For more information about Nic Roldan, please visit his website: www.nicroldan.com. For more information about Brooke USA, contact Cindy Rullman, 859-296-0037, Cindy.Rullman@BrookeUSA.org, or visit the website: www.BrookeUSA.org.
Editor’s note: Photos are available to accompany this release by contacting Cindy Rullman, 859-296-0037 or Cindy.Rullman@BrookeUSA.org.
The Brooke is the world’s largest international equine welfare charity. For more than 80 years, the Brooke has been alleviating the suffering of horses, donkeys, and mules who work in some of the poorest communities on earth. The Brooke’s scientifically proven, practical, and sustainable solutions to enormous welfare challenges improve the lives of equine animals and the people who depend on them across Africa, Asia, and Central America. Last year alone, the Brooke reached 1.8 million equines, benefitting 10 million people in the developing world. Brooke USA is a 501(c)(3) charity located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, which exists solely to support the overseas work of the Brooke. To learn more visit www.BrookeUSA.org.