Category Archives: Polo

Purita

One of my favorite horses, Purita. She has a long stride for a polo pony but she is very comfortable to ride and just beautiful. Here with Matias, one of the petizeros (grooms.) There are about 45 horses that belong … Continue reading

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On the Horse

I need some more horse photos so here is one of me on Rosilla! I had been doing some taqueo (stick and ball) and was happy to be back on a horse! I really want to improve so now I … Continue reading

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Our Guests

The guests, of course, is the main focus of a hotel, and so far I have enjoyed meeting every single one of them! (Well, except one.) Each day brings new people from new places and there is always good conversation. … Continue reading

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Horse Photography

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Campo

In Argentina, the word “campo” is used to refer both to the countryside and to an estancia or ranch, as in “I work in a campo” or “I am going to the campo.” However, it is also used as an … Continue reading

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Abierto Argentino de Polo

I went to the famous Argentine Open, often just referred to as “Palermo” or “the Open/el abierto”, and it was quite the experience! Once again La Dolfina and Ellerstina were to meet in a final. It was every bit as … Continue reading

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Polo Photos

I have realized that taking photos of polo is really difficult! First of all, the game is very, very fast. Secondly, the field is so big: “The playing field is 300 yards (274 metres) long by 160 yards (146 metres) … Continue reading

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Abierto Argentino de Polo – the Argentine Open

This tournament is of course the major, major big deal of the year in polo, in Argentina and in the world, really. People come from all over to see the matches. There are two weekends of intro rounds and then … Continue reading

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Polo argentino en línea/Argentine Polo Online

As I mentioned in a recent post, the world of polo is new to me. I have scoured the net for information on polo, especially in Argentina, and wanted to create a list of useful resources. This is a work … Continue reading

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Learning new things

As I mentioned before, I have been riding horses since I was a little girl, but I have never tried polo. It looks fun, but also difficult! Of course the actual riding-while-trying-to-hit-a-ball-and-not-fall-off is the most daunting, but I also have … Continue reading

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