||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.
week to 12 weeks, subject to visa 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,
Full Price List
►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
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required).
Who can do
All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages
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
Also available as a summer placement in Argentina and
South America and anyone wanting a short break.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
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!
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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
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.
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:
rules of Polo,
use the stick,
principles, including how to ride your horse.
are specially selected and properly kept, assuring enjoyable
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.
held every day (although Saturday and Sunday are optional for
you) and you'll have plenty of opportunities to share matches
with professional players).
the staff will go into the center of Buenos Aires and you can go
along too to enjoy some sightseeing.
A typical day would
am: Stable duties
pm: Watching a Polo match or taking
pm: Lessons and matches
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
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.
Got any questions? Please email us:
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
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
While on your placements, you can also book some Optional
Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill
and enjoy your placement even more!
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,
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
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,
- 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
- Avenida Santa Fe is the most
fashionable shopping area.
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you
arrive in your new country, please
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