Polo Elite
Sports Camps & ClinicsLessons & WorkshopsPrivate ToursHorseback Riding Tours
About
Experience polo in Buenos Aires is a MUST! This city is the cradle of this awesome sport. We offer all type of activities related to polo. Group and individual polo lessons all year round, prior horseback riding skills are NOT required. During the autumn and spring seasons we go to watch the best polo cups at the most exclusive clubs. If you are a player you can play a game with locals. We also offer shopping tours for products related to the polo industry. We can arrange a unique polo-photo/video tour as well. All in all, we can organize any tailor-made polo outing based on your interests, time available and budget.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours and Tickets by Polo Elite
Travelers talk about
(12 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles804 reviews
Excellent
773
Very good
27
Average
3
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Hannah S
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
My family had the most fun & memorable experience learning polo with Fernando! An absolute must for your trip to Argentina!

Impeccable friendly service from pickup to drop off. Fernando was incredibly responsive and helpful in coordinating this experience for me and my family (ages 23-69).

Fernando’s horses are so well trained we, 4 complete beginners, felt like experienced riders and were playing polo within 30min of instruction! We were sore from laughter and from playing hard for days after this!

This experience was by far the highlight of our entire trip! We all walked away with a new found love and deeper appreciation for the sport - and a desire to play again. Thank you so much, Fernando!!
Written April 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cait M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
This was an amazing experience. I have ridden horses all my life but my husband never had any Fernando was an amazing teacher. Victor was up and riding in no time and Fernando taught us both how to ride and hit
we has an amazing time playing polo and being around the horses. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to have a fantastic Argentinian experience!
Written December 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dr. Matthew Zagumny
Cookeville, TN14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fernando is just the best! As a professor with no horse experience, I was amazed at how his straight forward training approach led to immediate improvement. He told me the right way to perform and then showed me how that differed from what I was doing. Great to have a first session going over the basics and then a mini game in the second session after a short break (for us and his horses). Fell in love with polo and his horse Tango! Fernando is my new hermano! You’ll love the experience from beginning to end!
Written September 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jordan G
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was a lot of fun! If you're considering doing it, you should! We had very little previous experience riding horses and less experience with the rules of polo. We quickly were taught how to ride and the rules of polo. While we were beginners, our tour did have a more experienced player. We all had a great time!
Written December 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CCK113
Arlington, VA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
Before taking a vacation to Buenos Aires, I fortunately stumbled upon this TripAdvisor page for Polo Elite while researching different activities. My interest was sparked immediately and I knew this was something I had to do.

Prior the trip, I knew relatively nothing about the game of polo and had essentially no riding experience (still not sure if being a child on a horse and trotting counts). I went with a friend and there were two others who joined for the day. Everyone's background was similar to mine, meaning none of us knew how to play or had done any serious horseback riding. Our lack of experience didn't matter though, because Fernando gave us all riding lessons and taught us how to play the game.

After practicing our newfound riding and polo skills, we played an actual game of polo with Fernando and had an absolute blast. My team won on a controversial (illegal) goal, which was made possible only because Fernando - who was on the opposite team - was kind enough to not single-handedly dominate all of us. Instead, he used his skill to help pace the game in a fair and fun way for everyone, while continuing to teach us as we played.

Fernando is an incredibly friendly guy, a patient teacher, and genuinely wants everyone to have a great experience. He even personally provided the transportation to and from the riding grounds (about 45-60 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires). Furthermore, he was extremely accommodating and flexible. We originally tried to play on a Tuesday, only to receive about fifteen minutes of riding lessons before an intense thunderstorm forced us to stop.

Even though he spent a good portion of the day driving us to the riding grounds, getting us briefly on the horses, untacking the horses by himself in the thunderstorm, and then driving us back in his soaked clothes while navigating flooded roads, he refused to accept any payment. While we were obviously bummed that we spent more time in the car than anything else, we still felt we owed Fernando something for his time and efforts. We were able to ultimately pay him in full, as he stayed in close communication and was able to get us back out on the field three days later on a sunny day (this was the experience written earlier in the review).

I'm not sure you can find a better value for experiencing something so fun and authentic in Argentina. As I would hope it's also clear by now, Fernando is truly amazing and I cannot recommend him or Polo Elite highly enough!

One final side note to mention: the size of your group doesn't really matter and shouldn't influence your decision on trying this, as you can still learn/play polo and have a great time even if you go solo. It was fun having additional people out on the field to play against, but you can still play even if it's 1 on 1.
Written February 27, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Karola B
Sydney, Australia50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a great morning with Fernando learning about polo and playing the game! Our family of five has a wide range of riding skills but the activity suited us all. Even I managed to hit the ball and score in the end, with very little riding experience. Fernando is very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher who pushes you with safety being the most important. His polo ponies are gorgeous and incredibly well trained. The property is about 50 minutes drive from central BA, with Fernando picking us up and delivering us back to the hotel with huge smiles on our faces!
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

dawgfan2000
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kstecker
Phoenix, AZ17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was one of the highlights of our trip! Not only did we learn about the game itself but we learned how to actually play a game on horseback. We had great instruction (talk about being patient with beginner riders!) for beginner riders to experienced riders, everyone got a chance to learn, ride and have a great time. I would recommend anyone coming to Buenos Aires to put this on their itinerary! First class experience.
Written December 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alex
United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
A group of 12 of us had a fantastic experience with Fernando and his team. The entire lesson was well organized, safe, and so much fun. Fernando was a great teacher and started by teaching us how to ride the horse, how to hit the ball, and we even played a match with each other. The horses are well behaved and the lessons also included some snacks and drinks as part of the experience. The ranch and the setting are beautiful and this is a very unique experience! This was definitely the highlight of my visit to Argentina.
Written September 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Amber C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Fernando was a great teacher and everyone in our group had an amazing time. None of us had previous experience with polo or horseback riding, but Fernando was patient and taught us the basics and even helped us play a game. Fernando also has great tips on what to see and do in BA. Great way to spend the day!
Written September 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 695

Polo Elite - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Polo Elite Information

Excellent Reviews

380

Very Good Reviews

13

Polo Elite Photos

129