Luxury Vacations: The luxurious 2,500-acre Estancia El Venado, one of the most historic and beautiful guest ranches in Argentina, is offering an exclusive polo excursion for high-end equestrians who want to brush up on the sport of kings. The Estancia, located about 100 miles south of Buenos Aires and founded in the mid-1800s, is owned by professional polo player Federico Cendoya, whose family has owned El Vendado for four generations. Cendoya has been training and coaching international polo players ranging beginners to experienced players for over 30 years.
Available from mid-April through October, El Venado’s polo excursion is an excellent introduction for new players to the sport or an opportunity for experienced players to gain expertise. The package includes stick and ball sessions in the morning and practice chukkers in the evening. During the morning sessions guests will work on horsemanship and swing mechanics, with practice chukkers slated for the afternoon focusing on rules, game strategy, field positioning – and fun. Surprisingly affordable, rates begin at just $300 per person per night.