Dubai Polo Club is managed by Martin Valent, a 5-goal professional Argentinean polo player. Valent manages Dubai Polo Team worldwide and played for Argentina in the 2009 Coronation Cup against England at Guards Polo Club alongside Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres and Gustavo Usandizaga. He has also participated in other key international tournaments throughout his polo career and is part of the Godolphin team in the Al Habtoor Royal Windsor Cup 2012 alongside Sheika Maitha Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
RESIDENT POLO INSTRUCTOR
Matias Machado is Desert Palm’s resident polo instructor and also plays in the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge and UAE Nations Cup. An Argentinean professional 4-goal player, Matias has been at the club since 2008. Before moving to the UAE, Machado played high-goal in the USA and medium-goal in the UK.