|POLO SPORTS EXPERIENCE, NEAR BUENOS AIRES||ARGENTINA|
A rare opportunity to learn how to play Polo and work with polo horses in an elite and exclusive Club located on a picturesque ranch just outside Buenos Aires.
You'll work alongside gauchos exercising the horses and mucking out in the mornings, followed by Polo lessons at the Club, then you'll have 2 chukkas in the afternoons to practice what you learnt earlier in the day.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
WORK AND COURSE CONTENT
Internal tournaments are periodically organized for volunteers with Argentinean Polo members of the club. You'll spend your mornings working alongside with gauchos (horse keepers) exercising the horses and helping out with general stable work. You will be responsible for one horse.
You'll then be driven to the Polo Club for a Polo lessons (stick and bailing, rules, general principles, etc.) and will come back for lunch. After a traditional siesta, when you will be able to swim, play tennis, cycle, use internet, learn Spanish or relax, you'll be taken back to the Polo Club where you'll will have 2 chukka’s to practice what you've learnt.
Lessons are held every day (including Saturday & Sunday, when you'll have plenty of opportunities to share matches with professional players). Mondays are free days to go to the city (Buenos Aires) or relax. You'll be able to get lifts into Buenos Aires as and when house owner or one of his 6 sons and daughters if one of them is travelling to the city.
A typical day would consist of:
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO WHILE ON THIS PROJECT:
Add to your travel experience in Argentina by doing some additional exciting activities - you never know, you could develop a passion for Latin American dance, or learn a new skill!
This project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Argentina, or you could even do a second project in a different region of the country, thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
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|ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL||
The polo club located only a 40 minute 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).
Your accommodation is based on site on a beautiful Ranch. It is arranged on a double-based room, all with private bathrooms, on a basis of full boarding (4 meals included), providing a family environment. Rooms are cleaned daily and laundry is available for free.
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Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme, please click here.