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Polo Sports Experience and Lessons in Buenos Aires, Argentina



Learn how to play Polo and work with polo horses. Lessons are held in an elite and exclusive Club located on a picturesque ranch 60 kilometres outside Buenos Aires.

You'll work alongside the staff helping to care for the horses by brushing them, cleaning them and mucking out in the mornings. You will then have the opportunity at midday to watch a Polo match and in the afternoons you'll have Polo lessons at the Club where you will learn the sport.

 The club has horses for all riding levels and qualified trainers to provide you with professional instructions. Whether you've never ridden a horse, or only have basic knowledge, or if you're a professional, this will be an experience you’ll never forget!

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Start Dates This project is available all year round, except for the months of May and June. It is also closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
You can choose your start and finish dates.
Duration From 1 week to 12 weeks, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17. No previous experience required, you should have a love of horses and a desire to learn Polo. Knowledge of Spanish is not needed, but a few phrases would be very helpful. (If you would like a week's Spanish Lessons prior to taking up the Polo program, please see here.)
Price Full Price List
What's included Arranging your program,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance

Food (3 meals a day)
Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport
Transfer to your accommodation - your first night will be in a Hostel in the center of Buenos Aires
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Return transfer to the airport.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required).
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in learning polo and equestrian sports overseas while travelling or studying abroad.
Also available as a summer placement in Argentina and South America and anyone wanting a short break.


  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.

  • 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!


ou'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!

After breakfast you will spend time with the horses preparing them for the day ahead. You will get involved with mucking them out, cleaning the horses, brushing them and exercising them. At midday you can watch a Polo match which will last around 2 hours and then have lunch at the center.

In the afternoons it is time for your lessons. You'll be taught everyday by professional Polo players and you'll have theoretical and practical lessons. You will normally learn:

  • Tthe rules of Polo,

  • how to use the stick,

  • general principles, including how to ride your horse.

The horses are specially selected and properly kept, assuring enjoyable chukkas!

During your R&R time, you'll be able to cool off and enjoy time in the swimming pool on the ranch. And generally you can just relax around the site, which is beautiful.

Lessons are held every day (although Saturday and Sunday are optional for you) and you'll have plenty of opportunities to share matches with professional players).

Occasionally the staff will go into the center of Buenos Aires and you can go along too to enjoy some sightseeing.

A typical day would consist of:

  • 8.00 am: 8am Breakfast

  • 9.00 am: Stable duties

  • 12.00 pm: Watching a Polo match or taking lunch/siesta

  • 4.00 pm: Lessons and matches

  • 8.00 pm: Dinner

Polo Sports Experience and Courses near Buenos Aires in Argentina



The polo club located only an hour's drive from downtown Buenos Aires, in the county of Pilar, known as the World's Polo Capital due to the large number of polo fields that surround Pilar City (as many as 300).

On the day you arrive, you'll be met by our Travelers Argentina Manager or a member of her staff and tkane into Buenos Aires. Your first night's accommodation will be at a hostel in downtime Buenos Aires where you can relax and recover from your flight. This is the same accommodation where many of our volunteers who are doing other projects in Buenos Aires stay during their program.

After breakfast the following day, you'll be picked up by a staff member from the Polo Center and transferred to their ranch, where you'll stay for the duration of your project.

The accommodation at the Center has a large lounge area and kitchen where you can prepare snacks and there is a bathroom downstairs. The accommodation is on two floors and the top floor is the sleeping area where there are 3 single beds plus wardrobes in which to keep your belongings. Accommodation is shared and not gender-specific.

Food is included on this project. Accommodation is full board and you will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food is local cuisine, giving you the opportunity to sample genuine Argentinian meals.


Polo Accommodation

Polo Accommodation bedroom

Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org


Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind.    Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 


Polo Sports Experience and Courses near Buenos Aires in Argentina


While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

Spanish LanguageCourses in Argentina
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill and enjoy your placement even more!
Tango Courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tango and Salsa Dance Classes
Learn to dance the flamboyant South American way. A very good way to immerse yourself into the  culture.

Photography Lessons in BA
Study photography in colourful Buenos Aires. Lessons will be tailored to your  individual needs,


The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. From the northern deserts to the southern Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas.

Location - Pilar:
Pilar is a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has a population of more than 226,000 inhabitants. It is about 60 Kilometres north of Buenos Aires (see map, right) and offers a number of social and cultural activities for both adults and children. Along with the beauty of its plazas, parks and horseback rides along the ranches.

Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.

  • This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it.
  • BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.
  • Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity.
  • Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare!
  • Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

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Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here.