Want to see the Ralph Lauren logo come to life?!
Go check out a polo match in the heart of Palermo. The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo will be taking place every Saturday and Sunday until the finals on December 9th! This fast-paced and beautiful sport is a must see during your time in Argentina, whether you are a resident or a tourist.
Argentina is considered the centre of great polo today, with 85% of the highest goal players in the world coming from here! And you’ll notice that the sport runs in family blood, as some teams have up to four brother’s on the same team! Look for family names such as; the Castongnolas, the Pieres, the Heguys, and the Lalors (just to name a few!).
The oversized playing field is 300 yards long by 160 yards wide, which is the approximate equivalent of nine American football fields!! (keep in mind that the horses are running in polo, not the men!). The stadium seating runs along each side of the field, and the stands are packed with women wearing over-sized hats and men in “polo shirts”–go figure! The after parties in the around the stadium are equally as entertaining, and you can experience all of this for under $100 pesos. We definitely recommend check this out!