at Estancia La Julia 1886

2012/3 our

11th Season

About Us

A little about Alejandro


I was born into an old Argentinean family and grew up with horses on Estancia Benquerencia the family estate.  I worked for a while as a rodeo rider and gaucho, and went on the last big cattle drive across Argentina.  I have also travelled widely across North America breaking in horses and as a farrier.


Polo became my passion, as I have gotten older I have gradually moved from playing professionally to coaching professionally, both here in Argentina and in the UK, US and Canada during their summer.  My family has always kept horses and I have developed my own polo pony breeding programme over many years.  

  

11 years ago I started polo holidays at my old family home, the now Estancia Benquerencia Country Club (it was sold some years ago). The holidays have been so successful that we quickly outgrew the facilities available. I soon realised I needed a venue over which I had more control and could continue to develop.  So I purchased Estancia La Julia and modernised the accommodation.  It is set in beautiful mature countryside and I have also constructed 3 polo fields.


My staff run the Estancia and my Country House Hotel day to day, so that I can focus on coaching you and ensuring you have a wonderful holiday. Come and stay in style in a traditional country house as my guests. Whether you love polo, horses or the countryside, come on you own, with your partner/family or as part of a group, I can promise you good company and a memorable and wonderful time.

 

We are also near enough to Buenos Aires that you can spend a few days there as well if you wish.


Come and help us celebrate our 11th season and whatever you do, enjoy your polo.


Best regards Alejandro