Gladiator Polo™ Rider Spotlight: Mariano Obregon - "Nino"

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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.

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Q: Where are you from originally?

A: Argentina

 

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!

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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?

A: Superman

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

Click here to purchase Asado tickets for Friday, September 1st. Adult tickets are $40.00 and a table of six is available for $400.00. 

To see more photos from the June 24th Gladiator Polo™ match presented by Coca-Cola, click here. 

To read about the game and the more than 10,000 fans that attended the match, click here. 

Want to see the BRAND NEW promo video? Click here. 

Like the official Gladiator Polo™ Facebook page here. 

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