Originating from Asia and discovered in India by the British in the 1850s, this equestrian sport quickly conquered Argentina, becoming, like soccer, one of the most popular sports in the country.
The excellence of Argentinean polo is internationally recognized as being linked not only to the quality of the riders and the strength of its horses but also to the Argentine way of riding.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in this noble game!
Whether you’re a novice, amateur or experienced player, we offer different options to fit your needs, on the most beautiful polo fields of San Antonio de Areco and supervised by professionals.
You’ll discover an exciting, entertaining and accessible discipline that will up your adrenaline and be impossible for you not to fall in love with!
Our peaceful Polo school is located 10 minutes from the center of San Antonio de Areco. We offer Polo classes and practice every day of the year. Class times vary, depending on the season, to ensure we take full advantage of the daylight hours.
The one hour classes are given by Ignacio, an Argentinian Polo lover. For beginners, we offer a preliminary 15 minute theoretical session, in which Ignacio explains the rules of the game and the required equipment (that we provide).
You’ll also have the chance to learn and practice some shooting techniques.
You don’t need to know how to ride a horse in order to attend the first class.
- - Small groups of between 2 to 6 people
- - Minimum age of 8 years old
- - One-hour class
- - Available: All year round
- - Difficulty: low
- - Transfers to and from Areco are included (10 min)
- - Spoken languages: Spanish and English
- - Price p/p: USD 75
Polo practice: Take part in a professional live polo game
For those who have an advanced horse riding skills and who want to enjoy a fast paced polo game of pure adrenaline, some weekend we organize matches of 4 chukkas, with 4-on-4 games. We always try to gather people of similar levels so that the game is more playful and entertaining.
- - Small Groups of between 2 to 8 people
- - 2 hours of practice
- - Available on Saturday & Sunday
- - Difficulty: high
- - Includes transfer from Areco center (10 min)
- - Spoken languages: Spanish and English
- - Transfers to and from Areco are included
- - Price p/p: USD 150
Polo Day Areco & Estancia
If you dream of spending one day at an exclusive Estancia where you can practice Polo or learn the basics in an enchanting environment, we have what you need!
Our package, leaving from Buenos Aires, includes a guided tour of San Antonio de Areco as well as an unforgettable stay at an Estancia, entirely dedicated to the practice of Polo. You will be welcomed by the owners of the Estancia, two professional Polo players, who will be very happy to share their Polo secrets with you.
8:30 am | Pick-up at your hotel in Buenos Aires.
10 am | You will be welcomed in San Antonio de Areco by your local guide, who will take you on a tour to discover the picturesque streets of this historic town, including the church, pulperías (100 years old gaucho bars) and the Draghi silversmith’s museum. If you wish, you will also have the opportunity to make some purchases of the renowned workshops of our town.
12 noon | Arrive at Estancia La Sofía where you will be welcomed with a delicious asado accompanied by drinks and organic vegetables from the Estancia’s own garden.
3 pm | The afternoon is dedicated to Polo initiation. To start with, there will be a short introductory theory class, followed by a practical class. On the program: atop a wooden horse, Marcos will first teach you the correct movements and postures you’ll need, then he will teach you how to handle the mallet whilst on horseback, on the Polo field. It is what we call in Polo the “Stick & Ball”.
If you are feeling comfortable, you’ll even have the chance to participate in a mini chukker (Polo match) and become a real polista (Polo player)!
You will finish the day with tea and homemade pastries, served in the gallery, overlooking the lovely Polo field.
5 pm | Leave for Buenos Aires.
- - Private Excursion
- - Local English speaking guide for the whole first day
- - Lunch asado: array of grilled meats accompanied by salads with drinks (without alcohol), dessert and coffee
- - Possibility of menu adapted for vegetarian, vegan, celiac ...
- - One-hour Polo class with equipment included
- - Discounts for children under 12
- - Swimming pool available in summer
- - From 8:30 am to 7 pm