Polo Week

8 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ2519pp

Argentina ( Best airport: Cordoba)

Fun, fast and exciting, polo is a competitive team sport that combines good horsemanship with tactics and ball skills. Los Potreros polo weeks allow you to try this fabulous game in a truly unique environment, whilst not breaking the bank at the same time. Argentina has the best polo players in the world and so what better place to start? If you have never tried it, we should warn you that polo is highly addictive, and it may be the start of an extremely expensive habit!

The Riding

Polo is a fast and physically strenuous game. Riders should be secure and confident in the saddle, and able to control their horse at all paces. There is a strict maximum weight limit of 83kg.

In addition to polo sessions there are also daily trail rides. The horses are ridden โ€˜gaucho styleโ€™, in a relaxed manner with loose reins, which is very intuitive and easy to pick up. Trail riding is tailored to suit ability and the hills provide a surprising variety of landscapes and terrain. Rocky outcrops give way to open hillsides.

Hidden valleys lead to tumbling waterfalls and wooded paths. Trails take you to swimming holes and spectacular viewpoints, or further afield to neighbouring lands that offer a glimpse of rural life, past homesteads, churches and remote schools.

There are between 4-6 hours of riding a day. The itinerary is flexible, and subject to weather, particularly in the case of polo.

Level of Riding and Fitness

Polo weeks are aimed at the beginner, novice, or occasional player who wishes to learn how to play, brush up their skills or just have some fun in an informal and friendly environment. Half-day polo sessions are combined with stunning trail rides out into the estancia on fabulous horses, so combining two amazing holidays in one!

Guides and Group Size

There is a maximum number of 12 guests at any one time. Due to the flexible itinerary the group size varies, but it is normally 4-6 riders plus 2 guides.

The Horses

There are over 80 riding horses, with the herd being a mixture of Criollos, Peruvian Pasos, and polo ponies, which are forward-going, responsive, and sure-footed. Your hosts tend to change horses during a guest’s stay, giving guests the opportunity to try several different horses.

There is a strict riding weight limit of 95kgs and 85kgs for polo and the Peruvian Paso breed.

Polo Week

Accommodation and Dining

The estancia has comfortable but simple rooms, traditionally furnished with plenty of antiques, all individual and with private bathrooms. Rooms are heated with wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. You can expect op quality beds, linen, dressing gowns and amenities, with a maid service 3 times per day.

Meals are held together in the main dining room or on the veranda, with lunch and dinner hosted by the Begg family. Breakfast includes bacon and eggs, toast, cereals, yoghurt, fruit and porridge. Lunch and supper consist of two courses with coffee and a combination of international and traditional Argentine cuisine. Afternoon tea is tea and homemade cake or biscuits. There are regular picnics and โ€˜asadosโ€™ (barbecues).

Meal times are one of the highlights of a stay at the estancia as they are highly sociable and the hosts are always keen to share their insights into Argentine life.
There is a swimming pool which is open mid-Oct-April.

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Itinerary

Polo Week

8 days / 7 nights / 7 riding days
ยฃ2519pp

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Please plan your flights to/from as follows:

The nearest international airport is Cordoba, transfers can be arranged between 08:00 – 20:00 in accordance with your arrival time. The estancia is a one hour drive from the airport.

Price Includes
  • Transfers to/from Cรณrdoba airport
  • All accommodation, food and drink (including alcoholic beverages) on a full board basis
  • Riding and all other estancia based activities
  • Guides
  • Local taxes
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Personal insurance
  • Discretionary gratuities
  • Activities off the estancia

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