Mariano Aguerre

Age: 46 Country (or state if US) of Origin: Argentina Team: White Birch How many years playing the sport: I started playing when I was old enough to hold on to a horse! So probably around 4 years old? I came to the U.S. to play for White Birch when I was 16 and have been with the team ever since. Handicap: 9 Pre-game ritual: None. You travel around the world for polo. Which destination has been your favorite? El Monte in Pilar, Argentina. Favorite part of playing polo: Celebrating after a win! Favorite local hang-out when playing at Greenwich Polo Club: Barcelona. Favorite thing to do when not on the field: Any kind of sports – fishing, golf or soccer. Favorite song: “Jammin’” by Bob Marley. If I weren’t a polo player I would be: A polo horse? I think they have a better life than we do! Machitos Jazz – she was one of the best horses I ever played. I bred her at Los Machitos and she was part of my string when I was named Best Mounted player in 2005 and 2007 in Argentina, she won Best Playing Pony at the Hurlingham Open in 2004 and many other awards.