The annual Campeonato Abierto de Polo will be kicking off this weekend in Palermo. The event, which was first carried out in 1893, is the most important Polo competition of the year and is also one of the most frequented social functions by the local elite and international polo players.
The tournament will begin this Saturday 19th of November and will be held every weekend until the 10th of December at the Campo Argentino de Polo. This is a great chance for those looking to participate in a truly Argentine experience and watch top quality Polo.
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.