Polo is a sport of great presence in Argentina, but much more unknown in other countries of the world and the region. It requires, first of all, skill in riding and handling the cue – the instrument with which it is played – and, in turn, concentration on the ball and the location of each partner.
We show you what you need to know about this discipline to sit in the seats of a stadium and clap to the beat of the converted goals.
The English heritage and the way to the top
The polo arrived in Argentina along with English immigrants who arrived in our lands in the mid-nineteenth century and, surprisingly, they found horses and men provided with the necessary virtues to play it. One of the most important clubs at the beginning of the national pole was the Hurlingham Club, founded in 1888 by the English Fortune, Ravenscroft and the Scots Campbell and Robson, and then the first winner of the Palermo Open Argentine Championship, the most important tournament prestigious globally. Currently, of the best eight polo players in the world, seven are Argentines.
Passion and self-love as distinctive elements
The sport of luxury and large investments finds, only in Argentina, an element that reverses the paradigm: passion. Players do not participate in the albiceleste season to save themselves economically. On the contrary, it is the desire to participate in a large event that makes thirty-two professionals decide to compete every year for four months for the love of the shirt.