The best polo in the world is played once a year in Buenos Aires, at the Argentine Polo Open Championship. This prestigious tournament starts on mid November 20th and the final is on mid December.
First, over 115 years of tradition (since 1893). The Argentine Open Polo Championship is the most important worldwide interclub event, and the fifth oldest in the world. The second tournament is the Hurlingham Open –also Argentinean.
The hierarchy of the tournament was won by the great skill of our players, and the excellent quality of our horses. The team handicap must be between 28 and 40 goals, reached only in Argentina (or at least with Argentinian players). The level of competition is very high, only the best players and best horses get there. The Palermo polo field has the maximum allowed dimensions: 275 × 146 meters. Not every horse supports the demands of speed and distance, plus the demands of the player who wants to win at all costs.
You can expect to see some of the best players, riding amazing horses, hitting the ball at incredible speed and showing their awesome skills playing the sport of kings. This Argentinian polo championship is a major social event as well a sporting highlight on the Argentine calendar. It is regarded by many as both an exciting spectacle and an unmissable opportunity for high-level socializing and some first-rate people-watching. Every year, over 80,000 people attends the tournament during 3 weeks. And more than 20,000 spectators attends just the final match. Unique!
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– Ross B., Australia
“I can highly recommend the services that APL offers. They escorted my Family and I for a very memorable full day in which we gained insights and appreciation of polo in Argentina. We are horse riders but polo beginners and were safely out hitting balls in less time than we expected, due to the expert tuition. I think beginners and experienced players would all appreciate APL’s assistance.”
– Arthur I., Australia
We offer tailor-made vacations in Argentina for you alone or with your family, in an all-inclusive package: housing, food, drinks, and transfers throughout.
The house is inside a private villa (La Martina Polo Ranch). It is located in Vicente Casares, only 50 km (35 miles) from downtown Buenos Aires and nearby International Airport (Ezeiza).
This residence, full of warmth and a refined atmosphere, is an ideal place to relax and enjoy all the comforts of home. There is also a swimming pool, tennis court, polo field, and plenty of space for long, leisurely walks.
“We arrived in Buenos Aires after two weeks of travel in Brazil and Chile and it felt like coming home. We were embraced as part of the family and were looked after brilliantly. The history of the estancia and its place at the heart of Argentine polo life is fascinating. A day trip into BA taking in huge swathes of history and culture was really worthwhile and Sergio organised a fantastic guide to look after us and educate us! The estancia is beautiful. The house is spacious and gracious. The grounds are grand and elegant. It feels as if one has been transported back to a bygone and better era. After four days we were refreshed, invigorated and ready to settle in for the polo season…alas we had to return home!”
– Simon P., Australia
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