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3 Day Wonderful Polo and Horse Riding Escapade in Zelaya, Buenos Aires

El Retiro Polo Club, Blanco Encalada 1255, Zelaya, Pilar Partido, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Exhilarating Horse Riding Holiday in Argentina

A new polo season is up to start and El Retiro Polo offers you the opportunity to join the escapade. The polo ponies is coming back from the countryside after their two months rest and they are ready to welcome you. The polo season goes quickly, year after year, and El Retiro Polo is always excited when the sport they love can be smelled in the club's atmosphere. If you have a soft spot for polo or want to simply unwind from your daily routines, this holiday is perfect for you. Come riding with El Retiro Polo in this perfect nature and sunny afternoon!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 120 kilograms / 265 pounds
  • Horse Breed: Polo ponies and Argentine horses called "criollos"
  • Horse Height: 155-160 centimeters
  • Saddle type: English polo saddles

Highlights

  • Horseback riding twice daily
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4 hours
  • Optional polo classes (in the polo season only)
  • Excellent nature and polo environment
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 2 nights’ accommodation

Styles


2 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (US$40 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities

You will be accommodated in an double bedroom with a private bathroom in one of the guesthouses. There are a swimming pool and barbecue place next to the guesthouses. El Retiro Polo Club facilities include two boarded polo fields, one stick and ball area, a nice clubhouse with a barbecue place, and stables for more than 50 polo ponies.

Program

Daily schedule

Your typical day will start with a delicious breakfast followed by your preparation for a two-hour horseback riding experience in the surroundings. You can choose between going around the Retiro, around the countryside, to the nearest village, etc. You will then come back to the Retiro to enjoy your lunch. After the lunch, you will get ready for the two-hour afternoon ride with the activity of your choice. You will finish your day with a light night meal. At your leisure time, feel free to use the swimming pool. You can also ask for polo classes at no additional cost during your stay in polo season (February 15 to May 30 and September 1 to December 15). Please note that you are expected to attend the program with a personal insurance against equestrian accidents.

Polo

El Retiro Polo Club is a typical polo family who enjoys playing for fun. They receive guests from every corner of the world and teach the polo game according to your level. Matches are organized among professional polo players, local players, and guests for everyone enjoyment.

If you are interested in polo, as usual, the autumn polo season will start on February 15, and depending on the weather conditions, will go on till May 30 or mid-June. Later on, the spring polo season will put all back in the track on September 1 for non-stop polo till December 15.

Horse

This year, the club will have only 16 horses for those who are interested in playing polo, taquear, or riding with the petisos. All the horses are meek, reliable, docile, and experienced.

Location

This holiday is located in the town of Zelaya, Pilar Partido, just 60 kilometers from the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Food

You will be served full board meals during the holiday. At breakfasts, there will be orange juice, coffee or tea, toasts with butter, and some fruits. You will have a healthy salad for lunch along with either delicious Argentinian “empanadas”, pasta, omelets, or various pastries (the menu is different from day to day). Finishing your day, a light meal will be served for your dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your stay, you can go play golf at the nearby club at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 2 daily horseback riding
  • Polo classes (optional)
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily full board meals

What's not included

  • Consumption in nearby towns

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE). Transfer from and to the airport is not included and will cost 40 USD per trip. Two persons can travel to and from the airport paying only 20 USD per person. Please contact El Retiro Polo in arranging your airport transfers.

Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport Airport transfer available: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (US$40 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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