Marcos Llambias

Indio, CA

Marcos started playing polo with his father in Buenos Aires at the age of 9. The Argentine Polo Association hosted a father/son tournament where the dads could not score and from there Marcos was hooked. Eventually reaching a 6-goal handicap, Marcos had the opportunity of growing up with other skilled players in his age group including the Novillo’s and Adolfo Cambiaso. During that time, Marcos’ family had a polo school where he had the opportunity to teach alongside his father. Marcos moved to the United States in 1999 where he continued his competitive career, primarily teaching his sponsors. In 2017 Marcos won the Canadian Open and continues to play in Chicago and California clubs.

What has been one of your favorite teaching memories?

“My dad organized a British Army vs. Argentine Army match at Palermo. I remember teaching one of the British 1-goalers how to take penalty shots before the game. During the game, he made every penalty shot and after the game he gave me recognition for his skill.”