Our graphic designer and photographer, Caroline Raby recently travelled to Polo Valley to take some stunning new photographs and experience the special polo lifestyle. She had a fantastic time learning all about operations at Polo Valley and when she wasn’t busy with her camera she even had the chance to spend some time in the saddle.
Caroline also spent her time getting to know the team, the heartbeat of everything at Polo Valley. Read on to find out what Georgina Anton-Sancho, the Head of Operations, loves about Polo Valley and her time there so far, in our first interview for our series of blogs ‘Getting to know the Polo Valley team’.
How long have you been working at Polo Valley?
I started working for Polo Valley around 9 months ago now and I have to say that I’m loving it.
What attracted you to a career at Polo Valley?
The Polo Valley expansion project first attracted me to this role and being so close to home, it was the perfect opportunity. I loved the idea of working with horses and being able to grow with the company is really exciting.
How has your role changed since you started?
It’s changed quite a lot since I started as a Concierge Manager. In January we decided to alter the structure of the company which meant I became the Head of Operations. This involved taking on a lot more responsibility alongside my core day tasks and I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of stepping up into a more senior role.
What developments have you seen at Polo Valley since you started?
I’ve seen a lot of developments during my time at Polo Valley, we’ve introduced more protocols as the company has grown. We have installed new furniture and new ways of ensuring the equipment is well looked after. We’ve updated the uniforms and introduced quite a lot of new products and programmes to accommodate all levels of rider and player.
What are you most excited about regarding future developments?
Well for me everything is exciting, when we change the procedures and things become more efficient. It makes things a lot easier for everyone and is a great step moving forward.
What is your favourite thing to do with clients on their Polo Valley holiday?
I would say my favourite thing is the asados [an Argentine style barbecue]. They’re really relaxed and are always a great way to get to know the clients.
Which is your favourite pony and why?
I’m so busy in my role that I don’t get too many opportunities to ride, but when I do my favourite pony has to be Señorita, because she is so easy to ride. She’s very obedient and I felt really calm while riding her.
What do you love most about working at Polo Valley?
I love the core values of the company. The team I work with are fantastic and I can’t wait for it to grow and for us to take on more members.