EQUESTRIAN AND COUNTRYSIDE ACTIVITIES

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POLO AND HORSE RACING

Horses play a very special role in Argentine traditions, and there are equestrian activities in and around the city almost every day of the year.

POLO LESSONS AND POLO VACATIONS

Learn to play Polo at the Polo capital of the world! Book a Polo Lesson at one of the Polo Clubs outside Buenos Aires, where you can also attend an exhibition polo match every day of the year and learn about the basics of this fascinating sport.
For advanced players, lessons by Professional Polo Players and lodging for extended stays and Polo Clinics at some of the best Polo Clubs, according to your budget and riding skill level. The typical programs consist of polo lessons in the morning, stick and ball, and afternoon practice games.

POLO GAMES, HORSE RACING AND SHOW JUMPING

Attend one of the matches in the Argentine Polo Calendar, watching the best Polo players in the world in action at the “Cathedral of Polo”, the Palermo Polo Field, or at one of the fabulous polo clubs located outside the city;
Visit Palermo or San Isidro, the two most important race tracks in South America;
Enjoy a show jumping or dressage tournament at one of the riding clubs in Buenos Aires;
And any other equestrian event available depending on the season or your travel dates, accompanied by a specialized guide.


ESTANCIA DAY TRIPS

Enjoy a country day outside the city, at one of the typical and traditional Estancias (ranches) and fantastic country estates. Learn about the traditions of the gauchos and their skills on horseback.
Taste a fantastic Argentinian “asado” (barbecue).
Enjoy the folk shows, outdoor activities, horseback riding, polo lessons, or just relax in the quiet countryside atmosphere of the pampas.
Night stays are also available.

ESTANCIA LA PORTEÑA DE ARECO

This unique typical Argentinian Estancia is considered one of the most beautiful and traditional in the country for its history, architecture and surrounding natural beauty. The main house was built in the 19th century and the park around it was designed by the French landscape professional Charles Thays.
La Porteña was declared National Historic Monument for its unique Argentine Creole style with thick walls made of adobe.
Chosen as “1,000 places to see before you die” by Patricia Schultz.
Located in the district of San Antonio de Areco, the Estancia is only 60 minutes away from Buenos Aires City.
The atmosphere of the Estancia takes you back to the times of Ricardo Güiraldes (1886-1927), the famous author of the internationally-acclaimed novel “Don Segundo Sombra”. The Estancia is the place where he found the inspiration to write about the “gauchos” to whom he rendered tribute by making them popular.

ESTANCIA EL OMBU DE ARECO

This historical estancia is located in San Antonio de Areco, just over an hour's drive from downtown Buenos Aires and the birthplace of the gaucho tradition. The Late-Colonial style mansion, built in 1880 by Lieutenant-General Pablo Riccheri, offers visitors a magnificent setting for an unforgettable stay.
The park and surrounding ranch land, with its natural lagoons and small water courses running to the Areco River offer a rich habitat to a large proportion of Argentina's 1000 bird species. 
The one-day visit gives guests the chance to immerse themselves as much as they wish in the life of a working estancia, dedicated mainly to raising Hereford and Aberdeen Angus Stock. 
Guests are welcomed to observe and take part in the various stock-rearing activities as they happen on the ranch: milking, driving cattle to harness, vaccination, ear-tagging, de-horning, branding, etc. 
Guests can explore the 300-hectare (ca 750 acre) estancia on foot or, accompanied by seasoned gauchos, on one of the 38 horses that are part of the working drove. Horse drawn carriages are also available. Those that want to learn some of the thousand species of Argentinean birds are provided binoculars and guide books.

For further information and reservations for these and many other activities, please contact: sandra@batravelguide.com




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