White Birch’s Mariano Aguerre will be inducted into the Museum of Polo’s Hall of Fame in Florida. According to the Museum of Polo, the 10-goal icon is being honored for his long and illustrious career in American polo.
Mariano came to Greenwich, CT as a 16-year-old to play for White Birch and went on to capture the titles of the most prestigious tournaments in this country, among them the U.S. Open, twice, and eight Gold Cup wins. He’s formed a long-lasting partnership with White Birch’s Peter Brant and the two have been playing polo alongside each other for more than 30 years.
He’s also a championship breeder of polo ponies with his breeding farm Los Machitos, and has bred some of the most outstanding ponies of the game.
In the true spirit of the Hall of Fame, Mariano aspires to “give back” to the sport he loves and has mentored young players including aspiring players of the “Team USPA” program.
Mariano has had a wonderful career and is still going strong! Congratulations from White Birch and Greenwich Polo Club’s family. We are truly honored to have him with us!
Thank you Susan Egan, Chichi Ubina, Juan Lamarca, United States Polo Association, Marcelo Bianchi, Bob Lubash, and Snoopy for the wonderful support with your photography. Video edition by Marcelo Bianchi.