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If merely watching polo at Hurlingham (the city's main grounds, just outside town) isn't enough for you, there is La Escondida Polo Lodge, a chic 42-acre estate run by retired polo star Paul Pieres and his designer wife, Florencia. A 45-minute drive from Buenos Aires, the property has two guesthouses done in a grand minimalist style, each with two bedrooms, stone fireplaces, lots of leather, and tons of windows facing sweeping pastures. There are also two pools, bikes to go exploring on, and a chef—Valeria Buchanan—who whips up simple, delicious meals served family-style. Of course the real reason to come here is for the horses. Pieres keeps at least 30 ponies in training at a time. From September to May the staff organizes daily polo lessons, matches, joyrides across the estate, and plenty of demonstrations by pros. There's even a wooden mechanical horse for beginners. Each house rents in its entirety for $300 to $400 a day, including meals and polo activities. At Ruta 28, Km. 5.8, Chacras de Murray, Pilar; 54-9-11/4992-3727;


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