Ignacio Figueras was born in Veintecinco de Mayo, which is a town in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 4 th, 1977. He was born into a middle class family, and is the oldest of three children. He started riding horses at the age of eight, and then nine years later at the young age of 17 he became a professional polo player. During the early 90s Nacho lived in France playing polo, and started a polo team and club back in Argentina. He came to the United States of America in 1997, and eventually made his way New York where Ralph Lauren named him the face of his Black Watch Polo brand. He is the captain and co-ower of the Black Watch Polo team. Ignacio married Delfine Blaquier a photographer and model in 2004, and they have three children together, Hilario, Aurora, and Artemio.Nacho splits his time between Argentina and New York. Back in his home in Argentina he has his own stables where he breeds horses.