Gladiator Polo™ Rider Spotlight: Jared Zenni

Jun 17, 2017 - 6:30 AM

The Gladiators are coming! Each Gladiator Spotlight will feature one of our Gladiator Polo™ Players who will be playing in the highly anticipated June 24th match presented by Coca-Cola! Meet one of our Gladiators, Jared Zenni, who is on Team Charlotte!

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Jared has been playing polo since he could walk, and has continued to build an impressive career. Jared is now a rising senior at the University of Miami, where he competes on the polo team. Jared also donated 5 out of the 6 polo ponies to be used in the Polo School at Tryon Resort. Read our exclusive Q&A to find out more about Jared!

Q: Where are you from originally?

A: Chicago, IL

 

Q: When did you start playing polo?

A: I started riding when I was 4 years old, but I started playing polo when I was 6 years old. My dad plays and my two sisters ride hunter-jumper so it was a family affair.

 

Q: Favorite dessert?

A: Apple pie with vanilla ice cream

 

Q: What is your favorite polo pony and why?

A: Sweetie, who is an 8-year-old mare. She has a really good mouth and she is super fast.

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Q: Where is your favorite place to play polo? 

A: In the states, I love playing at the International Polo Club fields in Wellington, FL, but out of the country I would have to say Argentina.

 

Q: What’s your favorite drink?

A: Water or a Stella Artois

 

Q: Have you ever played arena polo before?

A: I tried out for Gladiator Polo in Wellington, and then I also go to the University of Miami and I play on the intercollegiate polo team.

 

Q: What are you most excited about for Gladiator Polo?

A: It is really fun to play because of the speed and the rhythm. I have also seen pictures of the George H. Morris arena where we will be playing and it looks ridiculous. When you play polo in the field you go a lot faster, but in the ring you have to be quicker mentally and more alert.

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Q: What song/playlist are you currently listening to on your iPhone?

A: On Top by Flume

 

Q: What is the difference in arena polo and playing on grass?

A: When you play polo in the field you go a lot faster, but in the ring you have to be quicker mentally and more alert.

 

Q: If you didn’t play polo what would you do instead for fun?

A: I like a lot of sports, but I would like to be a professional golfer if I could and I would play basketball.

 

Q: Who is your favorite superhero?

A: Batman or Wonder Woman

 

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Want to learn more about Gladiator Polo™? Click here for more details!

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E-mail lodging@tryon.com or call (828) 863-1015 to inquire about Gladiator Polo™ all-inclusive lodging packages.

Saturday Night Lights: Gladiator Polo™
Saturday, June 24th
Tryon International Equestrian Center – Mill Spring, NC
Click here for directions.
Free Parking, Free Admission
Activities Begin at 6pm, Game Begins at 8pm

Click here to watch the official Gladiator Polo™ Promo Video.

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