Certified and Honorary Polo Instructors


Juan Martinez-Baez

USPA Certified Polo Instructor, Level 1

Gallion, AL

Juan has been a member of the USPA for 25+ years and received his USPA Certification in 2017. He started learning about polo as a little boy, growing up with polo in Mexico at the Polo Club of Tecamac. In 1990, he moved to the United States to work for Martin Estrada, making green horses and grooming. Juan began playing while he worked for Martin and later reach a 6 goal handicap playing professionally. He first picked up teaching in 2009 at Brandywine Polo Club working with Scott Brown. He was an instructor at Sarasota’s Polo School for several seasons, the head instructor at Brandywine from 2016-2017 as well as the Polo Manager from 2004-2017. Juan is now managing the polo operation at Arcola Ranch, located in Gallion, Alabama. Arcola ranch is fully equipped with a hitting cage, arena & regulation size polo field. School horses are available for lessons and for sale.

What has been one of your favorite teaching memories?

“Building confidence in my students.”

Contact Juan today to find out how to get polo lessons in Alabama!



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