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190 Park Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

Club Staff

We are really blessed to have a highly seasoned (pun-intended) staff who can help you with your member experience especially to improve your polo during and even after the Menlo polo season. Don't be shy to reach out to them or grab a beer!

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Francesca Finato

Club Manager, Umpire and Polo Academy Director. Frannie, a USPA certified umpire & instructor, is a one stop for all your polo needs. She's based in the San Francisco Bay Area, grew up in Palo Alto and has a Business Degree from Cal Poly the home of Musty the Mustang! Frannie is also an experienced instructor for I/I varsity polo programs and competitions. 

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Santos Arriola

Professional Polo Player rated at 2-goals. Santos has 25+ years of experience playing polo professionally in the USA. Call him for a private lesson or if you'd like to buy a new polo pony.  Santos usually spends the summer in Bay Area. In the winter he's based out of Indio, CA where he can help facilitate your participation in 1-goal or 4-goal leagues at Empire Polo Club or El Dorado Polo Club.

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Madelyn Cobb

Professional Polo Player rated at 0.5 goal, fondly known as M3 for being the 3rd gen Madelyn to play polo.  Her great grandfather, Bill Gilmore, started the Menlo Polo Club in 1923 and her family has been involved ever since. M3 got into polo at age 13 and played thru her college days at Cal Poly and her skills include training polo horses, barn management, horse nutrition and polo strategy. M3 spends the summer in the Bay Area and Jackson Hole (WY), call her for a lesson. During the winter she is based in Indio, CA where she can help facilitate your participation at Empire Polo Club or El Dorado Polo Club. Picture above has M3 on left with M2 (her mom & MPC board member Lyn Cobb)

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Daniel Fernandez

Professional Polo Player rated at 2-goals currently, with his career high rating being 5 goals.  Daniel has 40+ years of experience playing polo professionally in the USA and worldwide, he hails from Argentina but has lived and played professionally in the East Coast Polo Circuit for most of his polo career. Call him for a private lesson or if you'd like to buy a new polo pony.  Daniel plays professionally and coaches at various clubs in California including Menlo Polo Club, Central Coast Polo ClubEmpire Polo Club and El Dorado Polo Club.  If you want to improve your swing or your polo riding skills or discuss game strategy, Daniel is your man, line and ball !!  

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Juan Jo Gonzalez

Professional Polo Player rated at 3-goals. Juan Jo has 10+ years of experience playing polo professionally in USA and internationally. Call him for a private lesson or if you'd like to buy a new polo pony. Juan Jo usually spends the summer in Bay Area. In the winter he's based out of Indio, CA where he can help facilitate your participation in 1-goal or 4-goal leagues at Empire Polo Club or El Dorado Polo Club. Picture above has Juan Jo on right with Becky, his partner in life and crime!

190 Park Ln, Atherton, CA 94027