Polo is one of the oldest sports. Persians played it in the first years of our era. Nowadays it is flourishing in Argentina. Game promoters are trying to move away from the cliché "game of aristocrats" and proclaiming horse polo as a family sport. For Argentine professional clubs, the situation is common where only the relatives (fathers and sons, uncles, and nephews) act for the team. The Argentinean town of Coronel is the world centre for training polo-ponies, a special breed of horses for players in this sport.
Visiting Buenos Aires during November—December, you can witness the thrills of the Argentine Polo Open Championship at the Palermo Stadium. The size of the playing field for equestrian polo is 270 x 150 meters with four players in each team. Come and experience this exhilarating sport being played at the highest level in the world.