We had been looking for a way to watch polo, but while we in BA, but would be leaving before the big weekend games in Palermo. Our excellent walking-tour guide (Mariala Cavello, also recommended and reviewed by us), arranged for Ezequiel Moreno to pick us up from our apartment at 2pm, take us out to see some games at the AAP club in Pilar, and return us at 7pm.
First, it's worth noting that watching Polo at the club grounds is a special kind of experience in its own right. Ezequiel is well-known there, as a regular instructor and player, so we were whisked through into the absolutely beautiful grounds, to park around 10 feet from the edge of the field. There we lounged, in comfortable chairs, as Ezequiel gave us great notes on what we were watching, adding immensely to our understanding and enjoyment of some thrilling games.
The players we were watching were all at handicaps of 7-9 (out of 10) - some of the highest in Argentina and the world, and the pace and mastery was just breathtaking. Especially when you're watching at stirrup-level, so close to the game that hooves occasionally leap the boundary and land within a few feet of you!
We aren't knowledgeable fans or players by any means: we've played just once, at Los Potreros in Cordoba, and adored it. So this was a perfect, friendly and casually luxurious way to get a deeper taste of it.
Ezequiel is impeccably professional and well-organized, and immensely friendly and likable.
Next time we visit BA, we will definitely go again, and probably take a lesson. Highly, highly, recommended.
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