- English, Spanish
- 1 min
Full-Day Polo Experience
- Puesto Viejo
- Hosted by Puesto V
Set in the stunning surroundings of the Argentine countryside, Polo Days give tourists the opportunity to learn more about the game, enjoy two lessons with a professional instructor and the opportunity to watch a real polo club members play in an adrenaline fuelled match.
No trip to Argentina is complete without experiencing the nation’s famous sport. Recognizing the importance of polo for visitors, Puesto Viejo Estancia and Polo Club offers Polo Days with our polo professional, Julio Casares.
Polo Day guests will be collected from their hotel in Buenos Aires and travel to the province by private car. Once at Puesto Viejo, guests will meet resident polo professional and bilingual teacher, Julio, and enjoy tea, coffee and assorted cakes. Julio will give an overview of the sport before taking guests on a tour of the stables and the estancia. After initial instruction at ground level, clients will then get up on the horses and try polo first hand.
A delicious 3-course BBQ will be served under the trees in the garden of our boutique hotel, surrounded by nature and stunning views. After lunch, guests will have the option to explore the estancia on foot or by bike or perhaps just relax by the infinity pool.
The second lesson will start at the leisure of our guests. If guests would like to partake in a mini-match, they will conclude their second lesson with this exciting event.
Coffee, tea and an afternoon snack will be served.
Guests will be taken back to the city, by private car, to share their newfound polo knowledge, skills and stories with friends!
Equipment: All basic polo equipment will be supplied (i.e. polo sticks, balls, riding chaps and helmets). Guests should wear comfortable clothing (ideally trousers) and sensible footwear (boots/trainers) Guests wishing to use the pool should bring their swimsuit, sunscreen and towels.
- Handicap: 2-6
- Professional players: 12
- Polo fields: 6
- Size: 275*175
- Horses: 57
- Arena(s): Outdoor, Stick & Ball field
Complimentary activities available at the Estancia:
Swimming: The luxurious 8 x 12 meter swimming pool boasts a two-sided infinity edge, which overlooks pitch 1 and the stick and ball ground. It also has a separate baby pool for toddlers to enjoy splashing around in their armbands.
Bird watching: Since 2003 Puesto Viejo Estancia has planted 5000 trees ranging from conifers, eucalyptus and willows and palo borrachos. Bird watchers may spot churrinches, chimangos or various types of owl, such as lechuza and caburé.
Bicycles: We have many bikes, including kid’s sizes for guests to enjoy cycling around the estancia for an unlimited amount of time. Take a cycle to the stables to warm up before jumping on a horse, or enjoy a cycle around the property taking in all the wonderful birdlife & fauna.
About Puesto Viejo
Puesto Viejo Estancia is a fully affiliated Polo Club in Argentina with many members who livery, ride and play their horses throughout the season at the club. Professional players of 2-6 goals play alongside club members.
Puesto Viejo means the “original post” and was the name given to the old building where the most trusted gaucho lived. There he was responsible for looking after the extremities of the original estancia. Combining old, rustic charm with modern day comfort, the location and experience are truly authentic. The main part of the hotel was fully refurbished and extended over the winter of 2011.
- Club house
- On-site Accommodation
- Swimming Pool
- Free WiFi
- Massage on-site
- Changing room