The Gladiators are coming! Each Gladiator Spotlight will feature one of the players who will be competing during Gladiator Polo™ presented by Coca-Cola on September 1st at Tryon International Equestrian Center! Meet one of our Gladiators, Mariano Oregon, who will play for Team Greenville presented by Greenville Turf and Tractor.
Q: Where are you from originally?
Q: When did you start playing polo?
A: I was 10-years-old when I began riding and then 12 when I started playing.
Q: If you didn’t play polo what would you do instead for fun?
A: I am not very good, but I love playing soccer, tennis, and golf. I really like all sports!
Q: What is your favorite polo pony (can be of all time) and why?
A: I have a mare who loves to play. She is really just a complete and awesome polo pony.
Q: Where is your favorite place to play polo?
A: Wellington, FL is my favorite because it is my home. I have played in the states for 15 years, but I also love playing in Argentina.
Q: What’s your favorite drink?
A: Fernet and Coke. It is an Argentina drink.
Q: Have you ever played arena polo before?
A: I was on the team in Florida who won the Championship which was really cool. Before playing Gladiator Polo, I played in an interscholastic tournament and we went to regionals and nationals.
Q: What is the difference between arena polo and playing on grass?
A: With arena polo you’re all together in the ring, where as in the field it is harder to get to people. Arena polo definitely has more action.
Q: Favorite dessert?
A: Chocolate Mousse
Q: What are you most excited about for Gladiator Polo?
A: I have never been to Tryon, so I am very excited and it is going to be a fun experience. The whole facility looks amazing, and I am very excited about all of the people we are expecting.
Q: What song/playlist are you currently listening to on your iPhone?
A: I listen to all sorts of music.
Q: Who is your favorite superhero?
Gladiator Polo™ Returns to #TIEC September 2017!
Schedule – $120,000 Battle for the Carolinas Fall Series
Friday, September 1st: Battle for South Carolina – Greenville vs. Spartanburg
Saturday, September 9th: Battle for North Carolina – Charlotte vs. Asheville
Saturday, September 30th: Battle for the Carolinas Championship – NC vs. SC