Gladiator Polo™ Rider Spotlight: Facundo Obregon "Chachi"

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:05 AM

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 September 9th, at Tryon International Equestrian Center! Meet one of our Gladiators, Facundo Obregon or “Chachi”, who will play for Team Charlotte.

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Q: Where are you from originally?

A: I am originally from Argentina and now I just go where I get a job. We have a farm in Aiken, SC where we turn our horses out, but I am not in one place for more than 4 months.


Q: When did you start playing polo?

A: I was around 5-years-old when I started riding and then 8-years-old when I began practicing.


Q: What is your favorite polo pony and why?
A: Café. She is a mare and she was my first horse in the states that I bought. When I bought her she was 4-years-old and now she is 16.  She’s my favorite. I think she’s my favorite because I made her and she’s one of my best horses.


Q: Where is your favorite place to play polo?

A: Argentina


Q: Have you ever played arena polo before?

A: I have played in Florida and then a couple times in Kentucky and New York.


Q: What is the difference in field polo and arena polo?

A: Field is a lot more open whereas arena polo is a lot more physical. In arena polo there is more contact because it is closed in and there are more tricks to playing in an area.


Q: What are you most excited about for Gladiator Polo?

A: I’m really excited to play again and I hear the crowd will be amazing. I’m just really pumped!


Q: What’s your favorite drink?

A: Water, margaritas or beer.


Q: What song/playlist are you currently listening to on your iPhone?

A: I just listen to random music


Q: If you didn’t play polo what would you do instead for fun?

A: I like to play golf, soccer and tennis.

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Q: Who is your favorite superhero?

A: Superman


Q: Favorite dessert?

A: Snickers Ice cream


Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?

A: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.


Gladiator Polo™ Returns to #TIEC September 2017!

Schedule –  $120,000 Battle for the Carolinas Fall Series

Friday, September 1st: Battle for South Carolina – Greenville vs. Spartanburg

Saturday, September 9th: Battle for North Carolina – Charlotte vs. Asheville

Saturday, September 30th: Battle for the Carolinas Championship – NC vs. SC

Click here to purchase Asado tickets for Friday, September 1st. Adult tickets are $40.00 and a table of six is available for $400.00. 

To see more photos from the June 24th Gladiator Polo™ match presented by Coca-Cola, click here. 

To read about the game and the more than 10,000 fans that attended the match, click here. 

Want to see the BRAND NEW promo video? Click here. 

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