Had a memorable and thrilling time when I visited Puesto Viejo for a polo day. Having needed no encouragement to try polo for the first time, I was pleasently surprised when I was introduced to my patient and willing pony and my equally patient coach!
My coach, who was a pro, spent a great deal of time with each individual, endlessly trying to perfect their swing. Not only this, we had two people in our group who had never ridden before and our coach dedicated his time to building up their confidence on the horse. Once we had spent some time stick and balling, at walk, trot and canter, it was time for a mini match.
I thoroughly enjoyed trying to put into practice all we had learnt, with the rules of the sport explained to us.
After this, and having said goodbye and a big thank you to the horse, we went to the idyllic hotel for a traditional asado. It was served by charming waitresses and had a big family feel with our coach coming to eat with us, as well as an assortment of hotel guests. The food was to die for.
Once lunch finished, we were treated to a polo match and it was a great thrill to understand more of the sport. Thank you very much PV! I hope to return soon.