Polo is a sport of great presence in Argentina, but much more unknown in other countries of the world and in the region.
It requires, first of all, skill in horsemanship and in the handling of the cue -the instrument with which it is played- and, in turn, of concentration in the ball and in the location of each teammate. We show you what you need to know about this discipline to sit in the seats of a stadium and applaud to the beat of the converted goals.
The English heritage and the way to the top
The pole arrived in Argentina along with the English immigrants who arrived on our lands in the mid-nineteenth century and, surprisingly, they found horses and men provided with the necessary virtues to play it. One of the most important clubs at the beginning of the national polo was the Hurlingham Club, founded in 1888 by the English Fortune, Ravenscroft and the Scottish Campbell and Robson, and then the first winner of the Palermo Open Argentine Championship, the most prestigious globally. Currently, of the best eight players in the world, seven are Argentine.
When is it appropriate to attend a polo match in Buenos Aires?
The Triple Crown, the Argentine elite polo season, begins in September and ends at the end of the year. It is made up of the three tournaments with the highest international recognition: First, the Tortugas Open, then the Hurlingham Open and, according to the idea that the best is always reserved for the final, closes the year the Palermo Open Argentine Championship , whose main court is known as the Cathedral, by virtue of its history and uniqueness. In the three tournaments it is possible to find tickets with accessible prices, as well as boxes with views and luxury services.
Passion and self-love as distinctive elements
The sport of luxury and great investments finds, only in Argentina, an element that reverses the paradigm: passion. The players do not participate in the albiceleste season to save themselves financially. Contrarily, it is the desire to participate in a big event which makes thirty-two professionals decide to compete every year for four months for the love of the shirt.