Ipapolo - event - Argentina Player Programmes - 2023-11-01

1 Nov 2023 - 30 Apr 2026

Overview

Join us in Argentina, where passion meets proficiency, and embark on a transformative polo journey like no other.

Whether you're a beginner seeking to master the basics, or a seasoned player looking to refine your skills, our programmes will bring you closer to your goals with our top-tier coaching. You will live and breathe the sport alongside like-minded individuals whilst enjoying your time in total comfort because all aspects of your trip have been considered by us, the experts.

Imagine honing your techniques and game in the breath-taking environment of our chosen luxury Argentine estancia?

To unlock your polo potential with International Polo Academy's immersive player programmes in the heart of Argentina contact us now.

Where?

We have four locations in Argentina, each fitting a clear criteria with the following:

Grounds/Fields: Meticulously maintained, irrigated, and include a selection of full-sized grounds and stick and ball grounds.

Horses: Horses are at the heart of our commitment to excellence. We provide horses carefully matched to your skills and requirements assessed by our team and the information you provide us. We also ensure that their welfare and care are to the highest standards.

Relaxation in Style: Embrace the lap of luxury during your leisure moments and savor the immersion into the rural Argentine culture, with time spent on the estancia from a siesta to treating yourself to an indulgent massage.

Accommodation: Choose from our selection of double or single rooms, each thoughtfully appointed with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, hairdryers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.

Cuisine: Comprising of a range of nutritious and homemade dishes, expertly crafted by our talented onsite chefs. Complement your meals with an array of beverage options.

Recreation: Beyond the polo experience, our estancias offer extensive parkland grounds, inviting swimming pools, golf practice facilities and tennis courts nestled amidst picturesque countryside vistas.

When?

Bookings are available from October to April

Benefits

Unleash your potential and write your own polo legacy.

Our player programmes are fully endorsed by 1st4sport Qualifications. This means we offer fit for purpose content to support the development of your performance goals. Our partnerships allow us to:

  • Provide high level coaches with relevant qualifications and experience
  • Work closely with resident coaches and / or professional players

By attending one of our player courses, you will receive the following:

  • Individual needs analysis
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • An opportunity to be coached by world leading coach(es)
  • Tailored programmes adapted for your requirements, regardless of your playing level
  • Competitive game time
  • Individual practice opportunities to improve technique
  • Access to an online platform for course materials
  • Access to resources to support your knowledge and understanding
  • Video analysis of game play and technique
  • Action planning for your development as a player

Programme

We offer a holistic approach to your polo education, including:

Horsemanship: Learn new areas of horsemanship for preparing your horses to succeed.

Riding Technique: Develop essential riding skills and techniques.

Ball Striking and Swing: Hone your ability to strike the ball accurately through personalized guidance and practice.

Game Strategy and Tactics: Understand the complexities of polo strategy, including positioning, teamwork, and match analysis, preparing you for success in real-game scenarios.

Rules Proficiency: Gain in-depth knowledge of polo rules and regulations, ensuring you navigate the game effectively, safely and responsibly.

Video Analysis: We employ state-of-the-art video analysis technology for ongoing feedback and visual insights into your performance, facilitating continuous improvement.

Elevate your polo game to new heights with the International Polo Academy's high-level training programme, where excellence is the standard, and your success is our mission. Join us today to embark on an exciting journey.

Who is the course for?

To ensure the necessary learning outcomes are covered, our 1st4Sport endorsed player courses are tailored to each player level. Our approach is flexible to provide a valuable experience.

Beginner Player Course

Who is it for? Ideal for players who wish to develop their basic riding and ball striking skills. The course will also cover horsemanship, basic rules of polo and tactical skills.

Eligibility: Players will be required to hold a handicap of -2 or below, be a minimum of 18 years of age and be able to effectively communicate in English (listening, reading, writing, speaking). Our coaches also speak Spanish TBC

Minimum course duration: The course is a minimum of 3 days.

Intermediate Player Course

This course builds upon elements covered in the beginner course to further refine riding and ball striking skills. The course focuses on tactical along with exploring both "on the ball" and "off the ball" considerations.

Eligibility: You will be required to hold a handicap of -1 to 0, be a minimum of 18 years of age and be able to effectively communicate in English (listening, reading, writing, speaking). Minimum course duration: The course is delivered over a period of 5 days.

Advanced Player Course

This course focuses on the development of advanced skills in horsemanship, riding and technical and tactical skills.

Eligibility: You will be required to hold a handicap of 1-3, be a minimum of 18 years of age and be able to effectively communicate in English (listening, reading, writing, speaking)

Minimum course duration: This course is delivered over a minimum of 7 days.

Bookings

Pricing

Prices are subject to duration and group numbers and are available upon enquiry below.

Registration

If you are interested in attending one of our player courses, please complete the registration of interest questionnaire form below, this will allow us to understand your requirements. On receipt, we will then tailor your programme. We aim to provide this to you within 4 business days.

Before booking we would ask that you carefully read our terms and conditions and accept ahead of booking your course. Please contact us should you have any questions.

VISA & Insurance

Prior to travelling to Argentina, we encourage you to:

  • Obtain a visa (if applicable). Further information can be found via this link
  • Obtain appropriate travel insurance
  • Obtain personal accident/injury insurance

We will require evidence of these documents prior to course attendance.

Transport

As part of the service you will be picked up from the airport and dropped off before the return journey. We want your experience to be as stress-free as we can possibly make it.

About Us

International Polo Academy (IPA) delivers the FIP endorsed Polo Development Programme for member associations and clubs for the Federation of International Polo( FIP). The programme includes player courses with the support of our key partners:

The Federation of International Polo (FIP) is the international federation representing the sport of polo, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee. It was founded in 1982 by representatives of eleven national polo associations, and currently represents the national polo associations of more than 90 countries. FIPs principal aim is to enhance the image and status of the great game of polo internationally. FIPs mission is to promote the practice of the sport of polo worldwide.

1st4Sport Qualifications are an awarding organisation recognised and regulated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual). Our player courses have been endorsed by 1st4Sport. Endorsement means that each player courses has gone through an appropriate assessment process to confirm that the content is industry relevant and of the appropriate standard.

Sport Structures are a national training provider in the sport sector. They have experience in workforce development, specifically the development of courses, workshops and qualifications and upskilling coaches to support tutoring, assessing, quality assurance and mentoring needs.

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Details

Date Wed, Nov 1 2023 7:00 pm GMT-3 (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires)
End Date Thu, Apr 30 2026 9:00 pm GMT-3 (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires)
Event Time Zone GMT-3
Capacity 100
Spots Available 100
Cut Off Date Thu, Apr 30 2026 10:00 pm GMT-3 (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires)
Individual Price Free
100