Daily Archives: 30 August, 2013

Stay away from Marcelo Monteverde – if you don’t want to get hooked on polo!

Meeting Marcelo Monteverde changed my life completely.  Marcelo has been recommended to me as “the teacher” for polo and I met him for the first time in October 2005. I had only some basic riding skills, after taking riding lessons for a couple of years with my horse-crazy daughter KOKO who got me into horses in the first place. All I knew about Polo then, was that it has something do to with a little ball and a long stick.

Marcelo’s way of teaching is as unique as it is simple. He has the gift of adopting your personal sport experience to the game of polo in an easy and understandable way. No matter whether you are a skier, golfer, hockey or tennis player, or a gymnast like myself – Marcelo will use your personal strengths and attitudes to turn them into your asset to become a better polo player.

After every week spent with Marcelo, I could see myself improving and gaining a better understanding and feeling of the game. I am only sorry that I started so late in my life to play polo, however I am so happy to have found a sport that gives me so much pleasure and excitement, in which I can compete and make a contribution to my team thanks to Marcelo.

Even outside the polo, Marcelo and his family have been wonderful in introducing us to the Argentine way of life, always making us feel welcome and part of the family. Thank you Marcelo, Ximena, Juan, Serafin, Felipe and Santino


– By Robert Kofler