Juan Ignacio “Naco” Taverna

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Age: 40
Home Country: Argentina
Team: Beluga
Handicap: 6
How many years playing the sport: 22
Pre-game ritual: I visit the toilette!
You travel around the world for polo. Which destination has been your favorite? Los Machitos in 25 de Mayo, Argentina.
Favorite local hang-out when playing at Greenwich Polo Club: The Red Store in Banksville is my favorite place to grab a bite. I order a bacon, egg and cheese on a wedge!
Favorite thing to do when not on the field: Play other sports like tennis or soccer.
Favorite song: “Since I’ve Been Loving You” by Led Zepplin.
If I weren’t a polo player I would be: A gynecologist? I’m kidding!!
Favorite all-time horse and why? Jazz, she was the most comfortable horse that I have ridden on in my entire life!!!!

       
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