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Sierra Chicas Country Polo Clinics

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Meeting: Cordoba
Airport:   Cordoba      
Transfer: Cordoba airport    Distance: 1 hour drive

Pick-up/ drop-off for this trip is from Córdoba Airport (ODB). Transfer times are available between 8:00am and 8:00pm at no extra charge. Transfers outside of these times are possible, but subject to an additional cost.

Tack: English Style with English polo saddles and military saddles, covered with sheepskins Style of Riding, Western, one handed with soft reins
Horses: Criollos, Peruvian Pasos, Quarter Horses, Polo ponies and some crossbreeds
Pace: Moderate, trots and canters.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2.5 to 5 out of 5)    Intermediate
Age: Min 10 Max 70
Weight: Max 182 lbs
Riders: Min 3 riders Max 10 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 12

Your Hosts
Your estancia stay is hosted by Louisa and her husband, Kevin. They are always thrilled to invite guests into the family farm, where being a part of day-to-day life is encouraged. Kevin delights in regaling visitors with tales of his family and life in Argentina over a glass of Malbec, while Louisa is always ready to chat, surrounded by our other family members - the horses and the dogs!

Horses on the estancia include sure-footed and tough Criollos, energetic and smooth gaited Peruvian Paso horses, strong and even-tempered Quarter Horses and agile and fast Polo Ponies. The unique quality of the "Peruvians" is that they have the pre-Moorish Spanish Paso, an extraordinary gait that enables them to walk at the speed of a canter. The ride is smooth and feels like sitting in a portable armchair, perfectly suited for the distances required of the landscape.
The herd of over 130 horses provides something for everyone, and for riders of all abilities.
All horses are soft-mouthed, forward going and with wonderful temperaments, typical of working horses who lead varied lives and are free to roam on the hills in their downtime.
Many of our horses are homebred and raised by us. Horses are our passion, and each and every one is considered part of the family.
Guests are encouraged to get involved with all of the horse activities on the farm, whether that is watching the horse-breaker at work or rounding up the mares and foals to protect them from pumas.

Hard Hats
We strongly recommend that you wear a hard hat for riding, and it is obligatory for playing polo. We have a limited number available at the estancia, but you may prefer to bring your own to ensure the correct fit and comfort.

For those accompanying riding partners or friends, there is often the opportunity to join for picnic lunches, and to watch polo being played on the Estancia, or perhaps enjoy a ride in one of the antique cars or more traditional horse-drawn carriage. There are a range of non-riding activities available on the estancia (guided walks, farm drives, wine tastings, etc) that can be organized with the hosts on arrival, or guests can express their interest at the time of booking.

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Sierra Chicas Country Polo Clinics
Tour Code: IT-ARRT11-P
8 days / 7 nights ~$3,400.00
Dates : Available all Year (except May & June)

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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 2022 02/28 - 03/07 8d / 7n Country Polo Clinic, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 10/03 - 10/10 8d / 7n Country Polo Clinic, AP 3 /10 Reserve
A 2022 11/07 - 11/14 8d / 7n Country Polo Clinic, AP 3 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English Style with English polo saddle...
Horses: Criollos, Peruvian Pasos, Quarter Hors...
Pace: Moderate, trots and canters.
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Cordoba
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