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Thu 9th Nov 2017

AAP Educate the Masses

Palermo welcomes local students

On Wednesday 8 November, the Argentine Polo Association (AAP) invited a group of local secondary school students to the sacred Palermo grounds in Buenos Aires to learn more about the sport of polo. 

The boys and girls took part in a polo clinic run by Juan José Araya as well as a collection of other high goal players. During the morning session, the four La Aguada Las Monjitas team members (Alejandro, Miguel and Ignacio Novillo Astrada and Alfredo Bigatti), as well as the Albertina Abu Dhabi foursome (Fran Elizalde, Ignacio and Santiago Toccalino, and Alfredo Cappella Barabucci) and three of the Cría Yatay team (Valerio Zubiaurre and Cristian and Ignacio Laprida) gathered to share their expertise with the young enthusiasts. 
The students learnt basic polo skills, then tried their hand at riding polo-style on both wooden horses, but real ponies as well. The majority of the students were not only new to polo and new to horses in general. Everyone left happy and avid to return for their next session with the high goal professionals this coming weekend. They will also be attending the 124th Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships, to see what fast-paced polo is all about. 
This session was all part of the AAP’s initiative to bring polo to the masses, thus increasing the sport’s popularity and potentially inspiring the players of tomorrow.
Photograph: Local secondary school students took part in a morning’s polo training with a selection of famous faces at the Palermo grounds. Courtesy of the AAP

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