The Gaucho, Argentine National Symbol | Argentina Polo Day
Freedom. Courage. Strength. Pride. The horseman of Argentina’s countryside inspire such thoughts and feelings. They are a national symbol of Argentina and have earned their reputations.
They are well known for their horsemanship, their skill in using lassos and knives, their resourcefulness and for being noble and brave.
Using knowledge that has been passed down to them from generation to generation gauchos tame horses with ease and watching them ride is a thing of great beauty, they truly are at one with their horse.
Magnificent horsemanship is an aspect of estancia life that has been put to good use for visitors, and allows amazing opportunities to live that childhood cowboy dream.
You could have a short trot around an estancia (in a horse-drawn carriage if you don’t fancy ridingyourself), learn to play a game of polo.
With a lack of beach destinations in Argentina, estancias also fulfil the role of being a place to come and relax. Beautifully trimmed gardens surrounding swimming pools and the ‘make yourself at home’ approach of many owners provides a lovely opportunity to take it easy during your Argentina trip.