Gladiator Polo™ Rider Spotlight: Mariano Obregon

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 June 24th at Tryon International Equestrian Center! Meet one of our Gladiators, Mariano Oregon, who will play for Team Greenville.

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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

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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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