Joaquin Panelo

Joaquin Panelo

6-goaler, 24 years old Team: White Birch Farm Home Country: USA

What polo location is still on your bucket list? Santa Barbara, I like it because it’s between the beach and the mountains. But Greenwich Polo Club is always the BEST.

City life or country life? City life.

Ocean or mountains? Ocean.

Do you have any superstition or ritual before a big match? No superstitions. I like to listen to music, I use music to focus.

Three words that describe polo at Greenwich Polo Club? Fun. Exotic. Relaxing.

What’s your go-to gear for polo (boots, sunglasses, watch)? Fagliano boots, Oakley sunglasses, Falcon helmet, Casablanca jersey, Levi’s jeans.

What’s your favorite polo memory? Having played polo with my 3 brothers.

How do you unwind after a match? I like to go to the barn for a little while, talk about the match and the horses with the grooms, then I go home.

Do you play or watch any other sports besides polo? I love tennis, I am fascinated by soccer.

What’s your favorite vacation spot? Argentina.

What’s one word to describe your playing style? Quiet. I don’t stress out.

What’s the craziest horse name you’ve ever heard?

XOXO owned by Melissa Ganzi.

What’s the name of your first polo pony? Zapatilla (snicker)