La Isla proudly sponsors...
What is the talent you are being sponsored for?
Professional Polo Player
How long have you being doing it for?
How did you get started? I started riding when I was 5, so 16 years. I am a 3rd generation player, my father and my grandfather played.
I was born into the polo lifestyle. I always considered Florida my home. I am part of a family legacy of top polo players and horsemen. My father is the most winning player in the history of the sport. He has 9 US Open, 6 Argentine Open, 10 British Open and 3 Grand Slam wins. I am the youngest player to have made it to the semi finals of the US Open at the age of 15. I also placed 3rd in the World Cup playing for Mexico.
I do it because I love animals. I like the diversity of people that are brought together and I love traveling.
When I am not Playing Polo I am…
I enjoy riding young/new polo ponies, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.
What are three things you like about La Isla?
I like that La Isla has simple designs yet uses bright colors making it eye catching. I like that La Isla gives back and is active with charities. I like how La Isla is diverse, how it is involved with different sports and people.
What is the last thing (book, article, publication) you read and why?
The last book I read was Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. I read it because someone recommended it to me. I always liked the Red Hot Chili Peppers and it gave me a better understanding about them.
Is there anything you would like the world to know about you?
I want the world to know that I like helping people.
What are the three most important things to you in your life?
My family, my health and my dog, Hula.
Name three people you admire the most and why?
My father Carlos Gracida because he is the most dedicated and ambitious athlete I’ve ever known. He sets a good example in every aspect of life. Kelly Slater for winning as the underdog and then proving he’s the best and beating all the young guys. Beau Van Metre because he has so much respect for himself and everyone he meets.