Where can I see the best Polo in Buenos Aires?
Whether you’re a polo enthusiast or not, there’s something thrilling about watching athletes on ponies racing across a field.
Every year, between the months of October and the beginning of December, you can see the best polo in the world. Tournaments start in October and run through mid-December. Both in the city of Buenos Aires and outside of the city there are multiple opportunities to experience polo in different ways.
Below, you will find the best options to watch or learn polo.
Argentine Open Polo
The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo (Spanish for Argentine Open Polo Championship) is the most important international polo championship at club level, that has taken place every year since 1893 at the Campo Argentino de Polo of Palermo, Buenos Aires.
November 1th, 2022, will mark the start of the most important polo tournament in the world, the Argentine Polo Open Championship (129th Abierto Argentino de Polo), or simply “El Abierto”, that will take place until December 2nd, 2017. This tournament, held every year at the Cathedral of Polo, the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego), brings together the best polo players in the world, and it is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the international polo calendar. It´s also one of the main social events in Buenos Aires.
Other tournaments of the Argentine polo season that bring together the best of polo are:
- Hurlingham Open, Ayshire Cup: October 11-29
- Pilar Tournament: Begins on October 13
- Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires: Begins on November 8
- Chamber of Deputies Cup: November 3 to 28
- 129th Argentine Polo Open: November 1 to December 2
- VI Women’s Open: From November 21st to December 2
Experience Polo in the Pampas
Our Full Polo Day program is designed for you to become a polo player for the day. Any day of the year.
You begin the day with an informative talk about polo and its ponies while you taste some delicious empanadas and excellent argentine wine.
You will be able to visit the stables and learn from our guide how polo ponies are selected for the sport, their bloodlines and how they are trained.
You will also learn about the rules of the game, the characteristics of the player and the complex technique that the player must master.
You will attend a live professional polo match of 4 chukkers. More than 30 horses participate per game and you can enjoy a game of pure adrenaline.
Lunch time is part of this unique experience: the visitor will enjoy a complete barbecue that includes “asado”, a selection of grilled meats and beef, accompanied by top quality Argentine wines. You will have the opportunity to try our delicious typical Argentine countryside food (we also have vegetarian options).
After spending some time walking through our beautiful countryside, you will take a polo lesson where you will learn how to ride a horse, hold the mallet and hit the ball. At the end of the class, the participant will end up sharing a mini-polo game that will make you feel like a professional player!
At the end of the day, you will have a relaxing horseback ride through our trails specially designed for you to enjoy the Argentine countryside and its surroundings.
It is not necessary to know how to ride a horse, nor to have previous polo experience. We offer equipment and instruction for all levels.
Polo night tour
A new tour allows visitors to experience Polo at night.
Contact one of our specialists if you want to get tickets for the matches of the polo championships or to join a Polo Day tour. We suggest getting your tickets in advance as due to the popularity of the polo events, tickets always sell out.