This is how Chilean horsemen traveled on horseback in the Colchagua Valley
Chilean Rodeo and Polo Horseback Riding Vacation
As is the rodeo, polo is also an important way of life in some areas of Chile. Simply listening to the music on the website of the family-run Viña Casa Silva sparks my enthusiasm for travel to Chile. Pictures of polo ponies running with vineyards set in the background show the close relationship of horses with wineries. While polo is viewed as an expensive sport, travelers looking for an affordable horseback riding vacation may overnight at Casa Silva Hotel, request a wine-paired lunch and watch the winery’s equestrians demonstrate Chilean rodeo horseback riding skills.
If You Go:
Casa Silva Hotel, San Fernando, Chile
Clos Apalta Winery
Ride a Polo Pony in Oahu, Hawaii
Photo of Polo Players courtesy of Vina Casa. Chilean horseman photo courtesy of Ruta del Vino.