Mario Dino Di Salvo is a native of Argentina, and acquired his love of horses and his passion for polo while growing up on his grandfather's farm in Buenos Aires. He has spent his life working with horses, breeders, trainers, & professional polo players. Mario is a member of the Professional Polo Circuit and spent decades playing polo all over the world and is also a USPA Certified Polo Instructor.
In 2010, Mario decided to open the Saratoga Polo School in order to share his knowledge of polo. Since its inception, Saratoga Polo School has provided a venue to train, educate and encourage students to enjoy the sport of polo. Mario is best known for his contagious enthusiasm, earnest nature and the natural ease with which he approaches polo. He has a gift for fostering a connection to the game of polo and a devotion to the sport that lasts a lifetime.
Ruth Witmer is our school instructor. Her numerous years of experience in playing and teaching polo makes her a great teacher for beginners and children. Along with being captain of the Skidmore College women's varsity team, Ruth has been recognized by USPA as a recipient of the USPA Intercollegiate Polo Scholarship and is in possession of a 4-goal handicap for women's arena.