Argentine polo legend Mariano Aguerre back in saddle after knee injury

This week sees a second return to the polo pitch after injury for another Argentine polo legend, Mariano Aguerre. The former 10-goaler suffered a knee injury after a fall in practice earlier in the year, which sidelined him for several weeks. 9-goaler Mariano, will get back in the saddle and play on Saturday for White…

Argentine polo superstar Nacho Figueras feared he was paralysed

Famous Argentine polo player and Polo Ralph Lauren model, Nacho Figueras talks to 60 minutes about his recent close call in his horrific polo accident in the UK last month and how he feared he was paralysed after he couldn’t move his legs. Last month Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras had the scare of his life when…

Colombia’s polo clubs symbolise a change in fortune

During the height of the drug-fuelled violence that ravaged Colombia more than a decade ago, even the country’s horses suffered. As drug lords sought status, they wanted to enter into the equestrian world and so bought the most prized breeds of horse – the Paso Fino. This however, meant that the horses themselves became the…

Argentine polo superstar Nacho Figueras breaks hip playing polo in England

Argentine polo superstar and Ralph Lauren model, Nacho Figueras broke his hip last weekend while playing polo at Cowdray Park Polo Club in England, ruling him out of playing at this week’s highly anticipated Gaucho Polo tournament held annually at the o2 Arena in London. Nacho was due to captain the Argentine team at this…

Yerba Mate – the driving force behind polo

Yerba Mate, the traditional green-tea like beverage drunk in Argentina has always had strong connections with the polo lifestyle through its gaucho origins. Now however, the traditions of the gaucho are becoming fully embraced both on and off the pitch with mate increasingly becoming the popular drink of choice for spectators and players alike.  Mate…