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Watch World-Class Polo at the Argentine Open This Fall

09.23.16 | World Events

argentine openArgentina tops the list of destinations for many polo aficionados, and for good reason: the nation is home to the highest number of ten-goal players in the sport. It also hosts the most important club polo tournament in the world every year in the capital city of Buenos Aires, and you can be a part of the excitement this fall.

From November 14–December 5, the world’s top polo players will compete for glory in the 123rd annual Argentine Open, and we have your VIP seats waiting!

Through our partnerships in Argentina, your Silver or Gold Polo Package will let you experience a day of thrilling polo from the best seats in the grandstand or a private box. Attend an on-field cocktail reception and receive VIP hostess service during the matches. You’ll also have an experienced polo guide, and visit the horses’ and players’ areas to get a truly behind-the-scenes look at the grit and the glamor of the sport. After the day’s main event, recap the action with a cocktail and entertainment at the stadium before celebrating with Buenos Aires elite at the city’s most exclusive bars and clubs.

If the excitement of the Open isn’t enough for you and you want to hone your own polo skills, add a private clinic with one of the world’s top players to your trip. Stay at La Mariana, home to three generations of the Merlos family, and get direct instruction on world-class fields from some of the best players on the international circuit. Or work one-on-one with six-goal player Santiago Novillo Astrada, whose personalized coaching is highly sought after in the polo world.  Don’t miss out on a lunch of traditional Argentine asada barbecue between practice matches!

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Relaxation and Adventure to Complete Your Journey

After the excitement of the Open, escape from the city to relax in one of Argentina’s historic estancias (estates). From a fully operational farm in the pampas to a Tudor palace renovated into a boutique hotel, you’ll get a completely unique experience at each estancia, with opportunities to explore the peaceful countryside by horseback, get a massage, or simply relax and admire the scenery.

If you’re looking for adventure, on the other hand, why not take the oppoArgentine Polo Openrtunity to explore the breathtaking landscape of Patagonia? Famous for its awe-inspiring mountains and glaciers, the national park will leave you full of wonder, whether you decide to take an expedition cruise, go on a challenging hike or an off-road Jeep safari from lodge to lodge.  At the end of the day, retire to your luxury lodgings with unmatched views of the wild terrain “at the end of the earth.”

Experience the world’s best polo in a country with limitless possibilities! Contact us to plan your trip to the Argentine Open and beyond.

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