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Since 1610 the gauchos were already on their horses playing “Pato”, a national sport very similar to Polo. Nowadays Pato it is still played but Polo has taken a bigger stand and has become, one of the most successful sports in Argentina, next to football and rugby. Polo players such as Adolfo Cambiaso, and Nacho Figueras have become obtained great national and international acclaim exemplifying the quality of the sport in Argentina.
The popularity of the sport has led there to be many Polo tournaments which are great events to attend, and it is also possible to take a Polo lesson, which is a fun alternative to get to know this interesting sport. In Buenos Aires, Polo Elite offer individual and group lessons in English for all levels. They also offer the opportunity to go to a polo match with an English speaking polo player to guide you through the game.
You can find an overview of Polo rules here.