Polo Schools close to Buenos Aires near Pilar

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Argentina polo Schools has always been the pride of the South American nation Argentina. Since 1949 Argentina polo team has uninterruptedly been the world champions. Argentina supplies the best 10 polo players of the world. Horse riding is a popular sport in the lands of Argentina. This tradition has helped in the triumph of Argentina polo in the international arena. Argentina has set up a good number of polo teaching classes to maximize the triumph by Argentina polo players.. Such polo schools set up their school with a big collection of polo ponies, polo fields. Not to cause any disruption at any weather, the wooden horses are also there over which the students can practice within the school timings. 

The polo schools in Argentina are so highly graded that their branches have been set up in big nations like the United States of America, Netherlands, United Kingdom and many other European nations. If we talk of Argentina polo and not mention Heguy family, it will be an injustice. The Heguys have been the major exponents of Argentina polo for generations. The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo tournament is held in Argentina for more than 100 years and it is honoured as one of the top polo competitions in the world.

Brought to Argentina by English ranchers, the game of polo was quickly adapted by the Gauchos. A game called pato had been played in Argentina since the 1600s.  It was played on horseback and enabled the Gauchos to develop good eye and hand coordination, a necessary skill for polo.  The first official polo match took place in Argentina in 1875 between English and Irish ranchers. Today, Argentina has risen to the top of the polo world. Young Argentine boys grow up learning to ride horses, and consequently become great polo players.

Every year in December over 30,000 polo fans descend upon Buenos Aires for the Argentine Open, the world most prestigious polo tournament.  In addition to breeding the best polo ponies in the world, the Argentinians take very seriously, and it shows. Argentina has won three polo World Championships — 1987 in Argentina, 1992 in Chile, 1998 in the United States.  Argentina also has the distinction of the most goals at the World Championships — 35 during the final matches, to name a few! ; Heriberto Duggan is considered Argentina best polo rider in history and was named the best player in 1942.

Today, Adolfo Cambiaso is Argentina polo superstar and said to be the best polo player in the world.

At age 25 Cambiaso decided to create his own breeding business from scratch, as well as the polo team La Dolfina. Today he has nearly 1000 horses on his extensive farms.

One of his best polo ponies was a world-famous stallion, Aiken Cura. The horse was seriously injured during the final of the 2006 Argentine Open and suffered further setbacks in treatment of the broken bone in his near foreleg. The injury occurred in the extra chukka, and the horse was taken off in the horse ambulance, forcing Cura’s early retirement from the field. After amputation, a prosthesis was fitted, but due to complications Aiken Cura had to be euthanized in January 2007, but not before live skin cells were harvested at Cambiaso’s request in the event cloning became possible.

Cambiaso pioneered the horse cloning business. He was approached by polo enthusiast Texan Alan Meeker of Crestview Genetics. Meeker teamed up with Cambiaso, and in 2010 produced that first clone. Together with biologist Dr Adrian Mutto and Argentine tycoon Ernesto Gutiérrez he proceeded to clone his favourite 17-year-old mare Cuartetera, multiple times, clones of which he rode to win the 2017 Argentine Open.

A clone of his horse Cuartetera was bought for $800,000 at an auction, making it the most expensive horse sale in polo history. This horse was kept by contract within the partnership. No clones are now sold, only their foals.

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