HUSK's kit precedes the brand every time, meaning that it's the gear, in particular the Air Boots, that attract many of the best riders in the world. These riders prioritise the health of their horses, and they appreciate how much their horses sacrifice to enable them to succeed in their chosen careers. We are blessed as a result to have the opportunity to work with like minded people at all times, which is a huge part of the enjoyment of what we do. Here are the HUSK Ambassadors:
Pablo has been the pivotal piece in the success of HUSK in polo since his late father Dr Jorge Mac Donough discovered the brand via his nephew, and now good friend, Jacinto Crotto. Born in Buenos Aires, a 5th generation Irish Argentine, sport ran through his veins. His great grandfather James, an Irish immigrant who settles in the pampas in the late 19th century was a horse aficionado. When Pablo was 14 years old he won the Potrillos Cup, the most prestigious youth tournament in the world. Together with some of his family members, he put together his own team: Ellerstina.
Hazel is one of the most important representatives of the competitive female polo circuit. The talented British player is the second woman in the world to have ever reached 10 goals, and last December she won the Argentine Women's Open Championship alongside El Overo UAE. Originally from the New Forest, UK, Hazel just loves being in the countryside and around horses, she's really spiritual also and a pro at yoga!
Practically born on horse back, Hilario is one of the most passionate people we have met about the welfare of his horses. Focussed and quiet, his confidence in the saddle hints at a history steeped in horses. Ulloa, a 10 goal rank, is known for his tenacity, an example during the semi final of 2011 British Open the head of his mallet broke off, so he turned it around and scored a goal with the handle!
Fuelled by talent, charisma and passion, Nic is present leading American polo player ranking at 8 goals. He is the youngest polo player in the world to win the prestigious US Open Polo title at the age of 15 and has captained Team USA. Winning victoriously on all 5 continents at every level, Nic attracts worldwide acclaim.
Brazilian Olympic eventer Ruy has won 4 Pan American Games medals, competed in 2 Summer Olympics, 2012 and 2016, as well as set for Tokyo. Ruy now resides in the Oxfordshire countryside, UK, and has created a training centre for fellow Olympic eventers and teams.
Lissa Green is one of the sport’s up and coming event riders and in 2017 made her 5* competitive debut at the iconic Badminton Horse Trials. Based at Alden Farm in Oxfordshire, Lissa has built a team of talented event horses ranging from unbroken to advanced levels, including her Badminton rides Malin Head Clover and Hollyifled. A regular competitor at major events in the UK and Europe, Lissa is focused on continuing her career at the very top of eventing and welcomes both new horses and owners to the Lissa Green Eventing team.
Lissa’s mother, Lucinda Green MBE, is a former individual World and Double European champion and holds the record for winning the Badminton Horse Trials six times, on six different horses. Her father, David Green, is a former Olympic event rider who represented Australia in 3 Olympics, winning gold in 1992
Described in the polo world as 'the Messi of polo' Argentianian, Adolfo Cambiaso currently holds the number one spot in the world polo tour rankings, and has done for an incredible 20 years! In his sporting careers thus far Adolfo has amassed an impressive 164 title wins!
Lia is one of the best female polo players in the world, ranking at 9 goals in women's handicap in Argentina and England. She started to play when she was 10 years old. She is fierce and graceful at the same time, and has an incredible way with her horses. She calms and focuses them by just her presence!
Lucy is an International Grand Prix Rider based in heart of Wiltshire UK countryside. Starting her career as a show jumper and dressage, her career began to focus more on dressage when she titled National Dressage Champion at Malvern Championships. Lucy likes to train all of her horses from scratch to Grand Prix, and now trains with the wonderful Carl Hester MBE. Lucy is kind and compassionate, with a streak of absolute determination, and the love for her horses is out there for all to see.
Daughter of the world class eventer Lucinda Fredericks, Ellie is coached by and following in the footsteps of her parents. At the young age of 17 years, Ellie has bucked the curve by already competing successfully at Intermediate and 2*. Ellie is fearless, fiercely competitive, and has a fantastic sense of humour. She has an absolute love for her horses, and knows each one inside and out.
Former polo player for Las Monjitas, the team that stormed the Argentina Open finals, with a shock win against Ellerstina a few years ago. Facu died his hair orange for the match, and the entire stand of supporters followed suit to support an electric final vs La Dolfina. Facu, 9 goaler, is now making his mark all over the world with his passionate play.
Lucas Monteverde Jr son of the famous Polo player Lucas Monteverde is new sensation in polo. At the age of 13 this young polo player played in his debut game at the Queen’s Cup 2019 against Casa La Vista while he is playing for UAE Polo Team, and continues to play for UAE across the world.
Henry began riding horses at age five and has been playing polo since age nine. He recently won the Copa Presidente (20 goal) trophy in Argentina and will play for Santa Clara for the second annual GAUNTLET OF POLO™️. Born in London, England, Porter had his first ever polo lesson in Dubai with Martin Valent, who remains his manager today. He now commutes between homes in Florida and England. Henry is also a brand ambassador for the US Polo Association (USPA)
British polo player and originator of Burningfold Pro Am polo, Harry has been by HUSK's side from the start. Harry has a real love for his horses and knows each and every one of their likes and dislikes. He has an absolute love for the sport and is an absolute ambassador for amateur polo, the grass roots that feeds the sport for the future
A 4000 acre estate ear Buenos Aires, Argentina, founded by the late Dr Jorge MacDonough, international polo vet, passionate about the welfare of horses, and pivotal to the launching of HUSK La Irenita Air boots into the world of polo. La Irenita is one of the largest polo horse breeding organisations in the world, with two teams now playing in the Argentine Open, as well as many other tournaments. Now owned and run by brothers Matias and Pablo Mac Donough, La Irenita is going from strength to strength, passionate still about the long term welfare of their horses, they ensure that all of their horses are kitted in HUSK boots.