Piocho Ranch Santa Ynez & Santa Maria de Lobos Polo Ranch
Where's your club located?
Piocho Ranch is in the Santa Barbara County California. Santa Maria de Lobos polo club is located 100 km South of the city of B.A. on Hwy 41. Between the towns of Monte and Lobos. The lobos ares is a safe area for Families to truly relax and enjoy an Argentina town and countryside.
If applicable, what's the highest handicap you have held?
What's your preferred playing position(s)?
I coach and play in all playing positions
Where's your favourite Polo destination?
Santa Barbara and Argentina
What's your favourite mallet brand?
I have a good friend Pablo Madina that makes mallets in Indio, Ca. or I use Top in Argentina
What's your favourite Polo book?
I'm sorry I don't read teaching books about Polo at this point. I do like all Polo Magazines
What's the secret to improving your Polo game?
For new player get horses that play to the players ability. For the more experienced always buy one horse that takes you to the next level. Find the right people to play with. The ones that help you improve you playing ability. A coach that teaches you the best plays even when you can or cannot make the shot.
Where do you work and what's your role?
I consult others with all matters of polo.
What other interests do you have aside from Polo?
My whole world has been polo for so many years, that if I fine any extra time in the day it is something to do with polo. I do like to collect horse bits.
Thanks for the welcome. Will just be starting out with some lessons in October once it is cool enough here (it s still in the 40's and very humid). I have grown up riding and show jumping, and thought this would be the next interesting challenge! I love horses and anything that combines speed with the need for a lack of fear :-). Will keep you updated on my progress.
Thanks for the add Alfonso! We keep in contact, i work as a personal shopper and now i´m looking for new clients to attend around the world. Most of my clients are people who plays polo and people from high society. My business is located in Madrid (Spain) but i travel around the world if its necessary.
Thanks Alfonso. I appreciate the offer of any leads for me in Southern California. I may take you up on that. I am a long time horse rider, but new to polo. So I have much to learn. But I am excited to join the sport.