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Polo Lessons from Buenos Aires by Polo Elite provided by Polo Elite

Polo Lessons from Buenos Aires by Polo Elite

Polo Lessons from Buenos Aires by Polo Elite
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Tour snapshot
Suitable for players of all skill levels, including children age six and older
Duration:
3h
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
What better way to understand Argentina's polo passion than to play it yourself on this tour from Buenos Aires. This tour includes a rundown of the rules and two lessons, which enable even absolute beginners to give it a try. Professional polo player guides make this an authentic experience and are a wealth of knowledge about the sport, willing to answer any questions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Detailed theory and practice lessons on how to play
  • Two polo practices on a horse with professional player guides
  • Round-trip transportation from central Buenos Aires
What to expect
Transportation is provided from central Buenos Aires to the polo ranch, located outside the city in the countryside. Relax on the ride and save your energy for mastering the game of polo on this tour.  Upon arrival, listen to a theory lesson and some basics on horseback riding. This tour starts learners from the very beginning, so no skills are necessary and anyone can play. Grab a helmet, saddle up, and take off for two sessions of polo play on a real polo field. Instructors are with you at all times, helping you and offering insight into the culture of polo in Argentina. Move at your own pace and master skills as you gain confidence, imagining the skill and athleticism it takes to be a professional polo player.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Detailed theory and practice lessons on how to play
  • Two polo practices on a horse with professional player guides
  • Round-trip transportation from central Buenos Aires
What to expect
Transportation is provided from central Buenos Aires to the polo ranch, located outside the city in the countryside. Relax on the ride and save your energy for mastering the game of polo on this tour.  Upon arrival, listen to a theory lesson and some basics on horseback riding. This tour starts learners from the very beginning, so no skills are necessary and anyone can play. Grab a helmet, saddle up, and take off for two sessions of polo play on a real polo field. Instructors are with you at all times, helping you and offering insight into the culture of polo in Argentina. Move at your own pace and master skills as you gain confidence, imagining the skill and athleticism it takes to be a professional polo player.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7243P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • Polo lesson
  • Use of helmet, and player equipment (not boots)
  • All the essential equipment needed is provided, not boots.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (You can bring your own picnic for the break time)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Lima 707, C1073AAO CABA, Argentina Pick-up and Drop-Off Point: corner of Lima and Chile Directions: At the front door of 707 Lima Av (1 block away from Independencia subway station)
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 6 years old, and maximum 70 years old
  • Dress code is casual
  • Operated by an English/Spanish speaker instructor
  • Comfortable sport shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • Polo lesson
  • Use of helmet, and player equipment (not boots)
  • All the essential equipment needed is provided, not boots.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (You can bring your own picnic for the break time)
Departure details
  • Lima 707, C1073AAO CABA, Argentina Pick-up and Drop-Off Point: corner of Lima and Chile Directions: At the front door of 707 Lima Av (1 block away from Independencia subway station)
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 6 years old, and maximum 70 years old
  • Dress code is casual
  • Operated by an English/Spanish speaker instructor
  • Comfortable sport shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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SarinBP
Bangkok, Thailand9 contributions
Apr 2022
Fernando was a great instructor, he's patient and knowledgeable. It's a challenging sport - you have to be stable on the horse and swing at the same time! It was a highlight of my trip in BA. Thanks again Fernando, looking forward to our next training session!
Written April 26, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dawgfan2000
20 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This turned out to be a really fun activity for both experienced riders and people new to horses. Fernando was a great instructor and host, and the horses were well cared for and well-suited to various levels of riding.

We were picked up at 9 AM in the city and it was a 45 minute ride out to the polo farm. We spent some time getting acquainted with the horses, which was useful because we had riders of all levels including kids. Fernando did a great job of matching us with the right horses. I have ridden for years and he put me on a mare that had a motor and was straightforward. Less experienced riders were on steady horses of various sizes.

Once we mastered the horses, we moved onto the actual game. Fernando was patient at what turned out to be a fun but challenging sport to get right. He worked with each of us individually in the field and we had at least 90 minutes to play around and try to figure out the mallet and ball. After a short break and a chance for a snack we played a short game and then said our goodbye to the horses. We were back in the city by 2 PM for drop off.

All in all it was a really fun day and a nice change of pace outside of the city. The farm was beautiful and the horses or in nice shape. Fernando was a great instructor and obviously really passionate about the sport and the horses. If you have an extra half day and looking to do something outside this would be a great choice!
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crystal S
Beverly Hills, CA3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We had a last-minute trip to Buenos Aires and when the idea of watching polo came up, I thought “why not take it one step further and learn about it with a lesson?” I came with my 8yo and we both are avid equestrians and loved it. We rode Fernando’s well-trained horses and all in all it felt very easy. My daughter left asking for more lessons. It is a very different kind of riding to learn, and a big challenge to add the competitive aspects in. Was a great experience, we definitely will come back to learn more!
Written May 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

milos t
Lima, Peru2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
3 of the best hours spent in Argentina on my 2 week trip. Fernando provides clear instruction with very well-behaved and trained horses that were perfect to learn on. I highly recommend this activity to anyone who wants a taste of polo with a top-notch instructor.
Written March 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RMarAK
Anchorage, AK1 contribution
World class experience! Fernando is a skilled and patient instructor. He pushed us to learn and we could see improvements very quickky. He clearly loves all animals and takes exceptionally good care of his horses. He also helped us with arrangements for the next leg of our travels, just to be nice. He is an honest man. If you are a solo female traveler concerned for your safety, I would recommend this service as well. Great experience.
Written January 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

njmotmot
Trenton, NJ30 contributions
Jan 2020
I had a great time learning polo from Fernando. He picked us up in Buenos Aires and drove us to the estancia where I was introduced to the first of two horses I rode. I am a fairly experienced rider but I needed to learn the different techniques to ask the horse to walk, trot and canter for polo as opposed to the type of riding I was accustomed to. After I got comfortable and was able to have the horse follow my commands, Fernando showed me how to hold and swing the polo mallet. After a break we switched horses and I was able to put it all together so that I actually hit the ball with the mallet at a gallop twice (I won't say how many times I missed the ball but it was a lot!). Fernando is a great teacher, and the horses are well trained and responsive. I learned a lot in one day and really enjoyed my first polo experience. I highly recommend Polo Elite and Fernando.
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelofleo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates94 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
A fantastic experience. Fernando was so accommodating, helpful and a fantastic coach. His love for polo and horses was infectious. My Dad and I thoroughly loved the day we spent with him and his horses. He even joined us for lunch afterwards which was really nice. It re-ignited my desire to get back into horse riding. Such a great day. Would highly recommend it if you are in Buenos Aires and looking for something different but also authentic to do (given Argentina’s long association with Polo). Can’t wait to come back!
Written May 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matthew B
9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Fernando was incredible and his English was very good. This was an unforgettable experience and his horses are top quality. He has trained them very well to the point he can even fully lay on them hahah. My wife and my friend had an excellent experience and would recommend to anyone traveling to Buenos Aires. He even had us pass by the Argentine National Soccer team practice facility on the way to the grounds and then dropped us off at the large street market after. 10/10
Written June 14, 2022
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Alice Claudia
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I couldn’t recommend this tour enough. Fernando is kind, patient and trusting. His horses are perhaps the best trained animals that I’ve ever ridden. We had a private lesson for two as no one else had signed up for that day, but we were given a lot of time to ride and practice.

Pick up is from a central location - about 25 min cab from where we were staying in Palermo. It is certainly a fluid arrangement, so be open for plans to change. And do make sure to bring a snack and water - we forgot and were desperate for a drink by the time we got back to the city, but were too proud to ask Fernando to stop for us!

I would do this again and again if I could. Well worth the money.
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

francophile_nyc88
New York City, NY2 contributions
Sep 2019
Fernando and Lourdes were wonderful hosts. I was in Buenos Aires for a business school trip with friends and significant others, and both Fernando's car service and polo lessons came highly recommended to me by a colleague whose previous company employed Fernando's family-run car service regularly. It was a breeze to coordinate with Fernando for airport pickups for my group of 9 travelers, and other classmates with smaller groups. Fernando was extremely knowledgeable about sightseeing in Buenos Aires, spoke great English, and was friendly and welcoming.

I had no previous experience riding horses and most in my group also had little to no recent experience. However, polo was a top recommended activity in Buenos Aires, and we found Fernando to be reliable and trustworthy. Our entire group of a dozen friends had a phenomenal and memorable excursion on the polo ranch. Lourdes met us from our hotel in Buenos Aires to pick us up in a large and comfortable vehicle. Fernando was knowledgeable and a great teacher. The horses were gentle, and the location was expansive. Over the course of a few hours, we had more than enough time to get comfortable on the horses and then take turns in two groups to play polo on the beginner-level horses. There were even empanadas, mate, and wine! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of Fernando's businesses.
Written May 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Travelista19
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Amazing experience!
Fernando was awesome! His horses were so great! He welcomed my friend and I to his farm and his lovely polo ponies!
russellr0413
russellr0413
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Fantastic day watching Polo!
Fernando was an amazing guide! He picks up in a central location then drives you to the Polo match. He plays the ga
cmlplunkett
cmlplunkett
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Great time
We had an amazing experience playing polo with Fernando. As promised, we went from zero to hitting the ball and eve
roshanaadeloju
roshanaadeloju
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An amazing day out in Buenas Aires
My sister and I had a great experience learning all there is to know about polo. The horses were in excellent condi
Timothy B
Timothy B
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Best day in Buenos Aires
Had a really amazing time out on the ranch learning to play polo with Fernando. It really was one of the best days
Jayesh s
Jayesh s
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Polo
First time getting on a horse for a few us and it was great. Had so much fun. Big thanks to Fernando you made the e
JChangLA
JChangLA
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Buenos Aires Adventure
Fernando was a terrific teacher. My son, cousin and I did not have much experience riding horses but that did not
HettyHug
HettyHug
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Amazing
Everything about our polo experience with Fernando was seamless. We were picked up for a central location in the af
Tiff C
Tiff C
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Awesome day of polo
This tour is great, Fernado is very lovely and the ranch is beautiful! Would highly recommend having a go for peopl
DWKenn
DWKenn
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The real deal
Fernando and the facility were very authentic. I was blown away by the sport. It seems very intense, and I was ec
RichardGeere008
RichardGeere008
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best trainer in the world
Fernando Nieto is not only an extraordinary coach but also a very charming and cultivated gentleman. His patience i
Skialta70
Skialta70
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Polo Argentina Style!
We had such a blast with Fernando on the Polo field! Our group were all complete novices relating to horses and he
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A truly unique experience
The day with Fernando was truly fantastic. He's a very well spoken and patient teacher who is really passionate abo
Ronke O
Ronke O
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Awesome Experience!
Great experience! I booked what I believe was a group tour but ended up being the only person there (this was in Ju
GMarinoni
GMarinoni
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Great experience!
I really had a great experience!!! The polo Class was really fun and Fernando a really nice instructor !!! Totally
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