One of my favorite things about Buenos Aires is the hustle and bustle of the city. However, after two and half months of big city living, I was ready to take advantage of the holiday weekend and escape to a Polo estancia (farm) to reconnect with nature.

Fortunately, my friends and I found a wonderful, La Manea, only about 40 minutes outside of the city. Immediately upon arrival, the feeling of relaxation overcame us. I am sure that it was a mixture of the fresh air, peaceful grounds, a pig named Carlos Antonio, a dozen stunning horses, and of course our wonderful host Fabian.

We began our first day with cabalgatas (horseback riding) along a nice long path, with beautiful views of farm land, a lake, and nothing for miles. My stunning horse was “El General,” who was only 4 years old and known as a very good polo player. The ride was serene and relaxing, just what I needed. Slightly before dawn, we took the horses back out and were able to get them into a full gallop! I can´t even begin to describe the feeling of riding a powerful horse with the wind blowing in your hair, priceless. The next day, we even got a chance to swing around el taco (mallet) and see just how difficult polo truly is…. leaving me with a new found respect for the sport! (Not that I ever thought it would be easy!)

For more information about La Manea , speak to Milva on reception at Expanish, who can book you in for your very own Polo experience. Or visit La Manea´s website www.lamaneapolo.com.ar