MEET THE TEAM
Kea, Equipment Manager
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 and professional polo players. Mario is a member of the Professional Polo Circuit and spent decades playing polo all over the world. He is also a USPA-Certified Polo Instructor.
In 2010, Mario decided to open the Saratoga Polo School to share his knowledge of the game. Since its inception, the school has provided a venue to train, educate and encourage students to enjoy the sport. Mario is well-known for his contagious enthusiasm, earnest nature, and the natural ease with which he approaches polo. He has a gift for inspiring a connection to the game of polo and fostering a devotion to the sport that lasts a lifetime.
Club Director, Head Instructor
Taylor Palacios is our school instructor and club pro. He has been part of Saratoga Polo School since 2014. A member of Cornell University's varsity polo team, he is a very talented player and is always excited to introduce new people to the sport. Taylor has played Interscholastic and NYTS tournaments, where he received numerous all-star awards. In 2019, he worked and played polo in Argentina, training young horses at Los Machitos, one of the best polo facilities in the world.