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Polo’s Hottest Rising Star

Learn more about Nic Roldan here

Argentina native Nic Roldan, 30, is the youngest person ever to win the U.S. Open Polo Championship. A third-generation player who lives in Wellington, he opens up about sports, stardom and life off the field.

Where’s your favorite place to play polo?
For me, Wellington is the greatest—the facilities are some of the best in the world. I also enjoy the Hamptons and Santa Barbara for summer polo and Aspen, where I usually play polo in the snow.

What’s it like being on the field?
Nothing compares to polo for me. It’s an extreme sport. We put our lives on the line every time we step on the field.

What do you love most about polo?
The horses! They’re such beautiful animals. I’ve been riding since before I could walk.

What’s the dating scene in Wellington like?
I’m in a serious relationship. It’s tough with all the traveling I do, but we manage very well.