Polo Sports Experience near Buenos Aires
from £1645 GBP
to £7695 GBP
A unique opportunity to learn how to play Polo and work with polo horses in an elite and exclusive Club located on a picturesque ranch just outside Buenos Aires. You'll work alongside gauchos exercising the horses and mucking out in the mornings, followed by Polo lessons at the Club, then you'll have 2 chukkas in the afternoons to practice what you learnt earlier in the day.
You'll have Polo lessons in the mornings, five times a week, and 2 Chukka’s (matches) in the afternoons, six times a week. You'll be taught everyday by professional Polo players and you'll have theoretical and practical lessons. The horses are specially selected and properly kept, assuring enjoyable chukkas!
Internal tournaments are periodically organized for volunteers with Argentinean Polo members of the club. You'll spend your mornings working alongside with gauchos (horse keepers) exercising the horses and helping out with general stable work. You will be responsible for one horse.
You'll then be driven to the Polo Club for a Polo lessons (stick and bailing, rules, general principles, etc.) and will come back for lunch. After a traditional siesta, when you will be able to swim, play tennis, cycle, use internet, learn Spanish or relax, you'll be taken back to the Polo Club where you'll will have 2 chukka’s to practice what you've learnt.
Lessons are held every day (including Saturday & Sunday, when you'll have plenty of opportunities to share matches with professional players). Mondays are free days to go to the city (Buenos Aires) or relax. You'll be able to get lifts into Buenos Aires as and when house owner or one of his 6 sons and daughters if one of them is travelling to the city.
A typical day would consist of:
- 9.00 am: Breakfast
- 10.30 am: Polo Lesson
- 1.30 pm: Lunch followed by free afternoon or siesta
- 4.00 pm: Tea
- 4.30 pm: Polo matches (2 per afternoon)
- 9.00 pm: Dinner
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Australian culture.
- You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
- New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Your accommodation is based on site on a beautiful Ranch. It is arranged on a double-based room, all with private bathrooms, on a basis of full boarding (4 meals included), providing a family environment. Rooms are cleaned daily and laundry is available for free.What to do next
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You can extend this project week by week as you wish for a minimal fee per additional week.
What’s not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required, but we’ll provide necessary documents and assistance), Return transfer to airport. You will also need spending money for weekend travelling and shopping and entertainment!
Accommodation, Food, Meeting you at BA Airport, Transfer to your accommodation, Transport to and from your project, Full pre-departure support, Local in-country team support and backup, 24-hr emergency support and 2 free T-Shirts are all included.
This placement would suit:
Minimum age 18. No previous experience on Polo is needed but you should be a good rider. Knowledge of Spanish is not needed, but would be helpful. This product would suit anyone interested in experiencing this exciting sport whilst absorbing the Argentinian culture from the inside!
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