The Management

Francesca Finato – Owner – Club Manager

Francesca started South Bay Polo in 2012 with the help of Tim Westin. Originally from Palo Alto, Ca, “Frenchie” attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and played for the women’s Intercollegiate team for 3 years. After college, she pursued a career in construction management, but her passion for polo pulled her back to the polo world. She began woking with Erik Wright of Wrightway Polo in Menlo Park, Indio and Burbank. Erik taught her the intricacies of running a club, teaching new and experienced players, and fine tuning horses for optimal play. She is also a Certified Polo Instructor through the United States Polo Association, as well as a certified umpire both outdoor and arena.
Francesca brings her superior management skills, teaching and coaching techniques to South Bay Polo.