Beautiful Buenos Aires.
Sorrel at La Martina Polo Ranch.
The head instructor.
Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture, intoxicating Latin dance, and polo … and just 45 minutes away is the prestigious and exclusive La Martina Polo Ranch.
Most Australians heading to South America enter through Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture, intoxicating Latin dance, and polo. Polo players are treated like gods in this part of the world and the population is passionate about the sport.
Most matches are played in October and November and the highlight is the Campeonato Abierto Argention de Polo, the Argentine Open Polo Championship. South Americans play a much rougher and more competitive game of polo than Europeans, and there are lots of polo camps scattered along the outskirts of Buenos Aires for them to learn the skills. People flock there to stay in beautiful haciendas and have lessons, with matches in the afternoon.
Just 45 minutes from Buenos Aires is the prestigious and exclusive La Martina Polo Ranch. It has five fields and a clubhouse offering accommodation. There are 15 bedrooms with ensuites, tennis and paddle courts, an outdoor swimming pool and trails for horseback rides, so you don’t necessarily need to be having polo coaching to enjoy the ranch.
There are usually horses spelling at La Martina, as well as suckling foals who one day might be part of a team.
Vicente Casares, 52 kilometres from Buenos Aires.
Adventure Associates offer six night packages in Buenos Aires including three nights’ accommodation at Estancia La Martina, a polo lesson, transfers and some meals starting at $2620 per person twin share.
Qantas flies twice a week to Buenos Aires. Return economy airfares start at $1959 from the East Coast, $2219 from Adelaide and $2419 from Perth.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
Adventure Associates: Ph: 1800 222 141http://www.adventureassociates.com
Qantas: Ph: 13 13 13