The reason of Argentine superiority in polo has to do both with the skill of the riders and the quality of the horses.
Did you know that the 10 polo players with the best handicap are Argentines?
Pablo Pieres y Guillermo Caset, David Stirling, Pablo Mac Donough, Juan Martín Nero, Gonzalo Pieres (h.), FacundoPieres, Nicolás Pieres e Hilario Ulloa. They are all Argentinians. Also among them, we must highlight Adolfo Cambiaso, who is considered the best polo player in history
Additionally, the excellent quality of their horses is a product of a carefully controlled breeding and training. From the robustness of the “criollo” horse, used first, to the speed of the “pura sangre”, the performance of the horses has only improved with time. These days the Argentine Polo horse is a cross between the “mestizo” ranch horse and the Pure Blood horse. This breeding is done under strict control and careful selection, creating an incredibly valuable race of highly skilled horses that are unique to the rest of the world.
Check it yourself on a polo day in Buenos Aires.