No latin country could be as illustrious as Argentina in this Anglo-Saxon sport such as polo.
It arrived with the English immigrants at the end of the 19th century, particularly in the province of Santa Fe. David Shennan is considered the forerunner, having organized the first polo match during his stay in 1875.
Little by little, other ranchers joined the game, clubs were created, such as Hurlingham, in 1888, the namesake club of the English polo crib in London. The clubs were structured within the River Plate Polo Association in 1892, which would give birth, in 1922, to the Argentine Polo Association.
In addition to its sporting feats and its contribution to the recognition of the game, Argentina is also recognized for its breeding of polo horses, which are exported to the United States and Great Britain. The first amateurs, the ranchers, trained half wild horses, and created the Creole breed and the best polo mount.