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How To Plan a Polo Holiday in Argentina

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. I couldn’t agree more with this statement and one of the adventures that have added the most to my life experience was my polo holiday in Argentina last year. I can highly recommend for any polo person to go to Argentina, where you feel the heart and soul of polo. I can understand that it can be quite scary to go on a polo holiday to a new place...

Puesto Viejo – Luxury Polo Holiday Cañuelas Argentina

Cañuelas, although a seemingly normal suburban and slightly rural area of Buenos Aires, it is very famous in the polo world, as this is where the top polo player Adolfo Cambiaso has his farm. Although a smaller polo Disneyland than Pilar, it does boast a few private polo clubs with tournaments and polo activities. One of the biggest polo clubs in the area is Puesto Viejo, with 6 polo fields, a large clubhouse, where events are often held and a...

Magical Days at La Tarde Polo Club – Polo School and Club Argentina

On a glorious and sunny Thursday morning in December I was picked up from Pilar, Buenos Aires, by Jorge, who drove me to La Tarde Polo Club in Mercedes. On the way, he told me how he had once driven an Englishman to La Tarde from Buenos Aires and then every day for a week. That Englishman comes back every year and Jorge has now been driving La Tarde guests to the polo club for more than 10 years. Already...

What goes on inside the ESPN Polo studio in Argentina

Polo in Argentina is more than just A sport, it’s a national sport, a way of life and it has its own TV channel, ESPN Polo. I discovered polo when I did an exchange program in university and lived in Buenos Aires for a semester. Several of my classmates played polo, just as a hobby when they were with their families in the “campo”. For them, polo was a normal thing, you play it in the countryside, professional polo players...

Where to get a cool polo helmet – Cavalier Polo Ranch

On my recent Argentinian adventure, my days were packed with all things polo, from learning to play to watching the absolute best players in the world play the Argentine Open. I witnessed polo pony auctions, the national sport of Pato (absolute madness) and much more. I always like to know how things are made, so I dropped by the Cavalier Polo Ranch shop in Pilar to talk to Fefe about how Cavalier Polo Helmets were made, the idea behind the...

El Venado Polo Days – Polo School in Argentina

One of the main purposes of my trip to Argentina is, of course, to learn to play polo and share my experience (also one of the main purposes of PoloPeoplePlaces.com really). My calendar is full of plans to watch, learn and experience every side of the polo life here in Argentina. I had heard great things about El Venado Polo School, so it was high on my list of places to visit and experience myself. So I packed up my bag...

Argentine Polo Open Final 2017 – The Best Polo In The World

December the 2nd was a date marked in every polo fan’s calendar, as it was the final of the best and most important polo tournament in the world, the Argentine Open, or commonly known as the Palermo Open. It was also a very special day for women in polo as it marked the first final of the Argentine Women’s Polo Open. The day wasn’t as pretty and sunny as I had hoped for, but was definitely more comfortable for spectators...

Polo in Palermo

The Best Polo In The World – Second Weekend

The second weekend of the best polo in the world, Palermo Open, was as big as the first. Nation favourites La Dolfina and Ellerstina (the two teams that are most often seen in the finals) had their debuts in the tournament on either day. Saturday the 11th featured two matches, the first one was La Dolfina against La Esquina. With a handicap difference of 11 goals, it was no surprise that La Dolfina took the lead and kept it all...

La Mariana Father and Son Tournament – Tiny kids playing polo!

It is no mystery why the majority of the polo greats are from Argentina, they can ride a horse before they can walk and are playing polo whilst they still have their baby teeth. Yesterday I witnessed some little machines, who will most definitely continue to impress us all as they grow. The Merlos family opened up their La Mariana Polo farm to kids and parents for a fun day of polo. The tournament had two different age groups, the...

Palermo Open Kicks Off – The Highest Ranked Polo Tournament in The World

The Argentine Open, or also commonly called Palermo Open is the highest rated polo tournament in the world. The title of winners of this tournament carries a lot of weight behind it, being an “Open” team handicaps go up to 40 goals, meaning that on some teams all 4 players are at 10 goals (for more polo lingo read here, and for handicaps read here). Polo fans from everywhere, and I mean literally everywhere, come to this melting pot of...

PoloPeoplePlaces interviews polo player Fred Mannix

#PoloLife with Fred Mannix

During my trip to the UK for the Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup Final, I managed to meet up with Canadian 8-goaler Frederick Mannix, who was in the UK playing for Sommelier Polo. They had a fantastic season making it to the semifinals where they competed against their “brothers”, El Remanso (Sommelier is George Hanbury’s team and El Remanso is his brother Charlie Hanbury’s team). On that slightly rainy Thursday morning, Philippa and I got in the Silver Bullet (my friend’s...

Pamalina Prints – A Passion for Polo

We all know that feeling of falling in love with a place and that the mere thought of having to leave and therefore not waking up there every day, hurts. Well this is exactly how Pamalina Prints came to be. Pamela had been in Argentina several times and every time she got back to EZE airport she felt like a piece of her was left behind. Last year on her trip to the polo hub in South America she made sure...

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