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Sierra Chicas Country Polo Clinics


Sierra Chicas Country Polo Clinics
Cordoba/Mendoza Argentina

Swathed in 15,000 acres of secluded grassy wilderness at the top of the Córdoba hills, Estancia Sierra Chicas is an idyllic retreat for horsemen, hikers and nature lovers. This working ranch breeds Aberdeen-Angus cattle and Paso Peruano pacing horses. It has been in the Anglo-Argentine Begg family for four generations and offers the possibility of combining the pleasures of British-style estancia life with long-distance riding in one of Argentina's most interesting riding areas. On the distance rides, participants can camp if they wish, but lodging is generally in cozy hostels and local cottages. The main house is steeped in family history with many references to the days of the Jesuits who first organized farming in the area.

Polo
Fun, fast and exciting, polo is a competitive team sport that combines good horsemanship with tactics and ball skills. Often too expensive or inaccessible to try at home, these polo weeks allow you to try this fabulous game in a truly unique environment, whilst not breaking the bank at the same time. Argentina has the best polo players in the world and so what better place to start? If you have never tried it, we should warn you that polo is highly addictive, and it may be the start of an extremely expensive habit . . . Using the estancia as your base, explore the Sierras Chicas on a trail rides and play polo ‘country-style’. This is an 6,000-acre working farm that has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for four generations.
The Estancia is very secluded and located on the top of the "Sierras Chicas" at an altitude of 3,000 feet. Nestled between the pampas and the Andes, the Estancia lies the heart of the beautiful region of Cordoba. Steeped in family history, there is much local evidence of the pioneering work of the Jesuits who first organized farming in the area, before they were forced to leave in the 1760's.

Here we provide you with the opportunity to get involved with the sport of Polo for a week - Country Polo to be specific. Country Polo is an introduction to polo. It is aimed at the novice or occasional player who would like to improve their Polo skills, but also enjoy varied and interesting rides in fabulous countryside.

Who are the polo weeks for?
These polo weeks are aimed at the beginner, novice or occasional player who wishes to learn how to play, brush up their skills or just have some fun in an informal and friendly environment. Half-day polo sessions are combined with stunning trail rides out into the estancia on our fabulous horses, so combining two amazing holidays in one! We would like polo to be cheerful and fun, with no pressure or embarrassment, a starter rather than main course. 
Sierra Chicas Country Polo Clinics offer a fun holiday in beautiful scenery, with excellent horses and all within the context of a real farm environment.

This is a place for people who appreciate fine horses and know how to ride. However, there are horses for every ability


Riding Clinic
Ride with Gaited Horses
Center-based ride
Polo Clinic

Meeting: Cordoba
Airport: Cordoba
Transfer: Cordoba airport
Riders: Min 3 riders
Max 10 riders
(per riding group)

Max Capacity 12

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    Sierra Chicas Country Polo Clinics
    Tour Code: IT-ARRT11-P
    8 days / 7 nights ~$3,220.00
    Dates : Available all Year

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 11/07 - 11/14 8d / 7n Country Polo Clinic, AP 3 /10 Expired
    A 2016 11/21 - 11/28 8d / 7n Country Polo Clinic, AP 3 /10 Expired
    A 2017 03/13 - 03/20 8d / 7n Country Polo Clinic, AP 3 /10 Reserve
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    Tack: English Style with English polo saddle...
    Horses: Criollos, Peruvian Pasos, Polo ponies ...
    Pace: Moderate, trots and canters

    Airport: Cordoba
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