guide to choosing the best polo equipment

With our reputation for beautiful, high-quality polo equipment, we would like to share with you our best tips on how to choose the right pieces for you and your pony.

Our passion for polo is how our story begins. On the famous polo fields of La Pampa, we were first inspired by the rich heritage of skilled horsemanship and traditional South American leatherwork. To discover more about the adventure that led us here, read our story

for the polo player


For newcomers and professional players alike, comfort is key when choosing the best clothes for polo.

pure cotton clothes


Cotton is a wonderfully comfortable and practical fabric. Our traditional quality Argentine bombachas are 100% cotton, designed to keep the wearer cool even when worn under the hot sun.

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design matters


The strength of the seam makes a huge difference on how comfortable and durable your trousers will be. Having an over-edged ankle hem will help you to avoid uncomfortable pressure points when you fold the trousers into socks to wear with your polo boots. Having double belt loops on the back of the trousers will give you additional strength when playing. The pampeano polo whites have a specialised low front rise to give you comfort, whilst the high rise back provides cover for riding.

choosing the perfect mallet


The key difference between standard and premium sticks is their balance, and this comes down to the quality of the cane. Only 2% of all canes are suitable for our premium stick. The better the cane, the lower the flexibility in the upper part of the stick. This flexibility is driven by the number of knots at the handle end of the cane. Generally speaking, the more knots a stick has, the more stability is provided.

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find the perfect balance


You can choose the weight and size you would like for your mallet. Selecting from these options is a matter of your own personal preference. As your game improves, you may wish to invest in a better stick. If you are a younger player, you might consider increasing the weight and length in line with your growing height. Children's foot mallets are available here.

safety first


A pair of polo knee pads and a pair of polo boots are essential to all polo players. A pair of good quality polo boots will protect you and help you perform better when it comes to matches. Our boots, hand-crafted from the finest leather achieve the best protection and durability, without compromising on beauty. 

use a polo ball that fits the season


For the best practice sessions, you'll need polo balls that are more durable than the match balls. pampeano’s hand stitched arena ball is the ball of choice for arena polo clubs.

If you want to play polo in the snow, pick up a specially made snow polo ball in crimson red, which offers the best visibility even in the bright snow. These snow polo balls are larger, lighter and slower than the standard match polo ball, and are well suited to these particular conditions. 

for the pony


durability:

What makes polo equipment more durable? High quality materials are the key. Our premium Argentinian leather is naturally hard-wearing and resilient. Each piece of pampeano polo equipment is handmade from high quality, buttery soft leather, which skilled tanners treat with vegetable dyes to give it a smooth havana brown finish. The characteristic beautiful sheen endures even after many exciting polo matches and practice sessions.

stability


The measure of a good saddle is its stability. At pampeano we provide both American and Argentinian (gaucho) saddle styles. Both saddles have wooden frames, reinforced with steel and generously padded. Saddle pads are rubber filled for the most comfortable riding experience.

American saddle style stirrup bars come with a quick safety release system, slightly larger saddle flaps and a squarer seat. The Argentine style comes with a rounded seat that helps you remain on the saddle in a firmer position and so you can ride much more comfortably, enabling you to enjoy hours of polo and training.

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We are very happy to discuss bespoke design and personalisation with you.

fine details  


With hand-crafted pieces made by the polo experts, the beauty of the fine work is in the detail. Expertly vegetable-tanned, buttery soft leather, pure cotton, neat lines of hand-stitching and tightly wrapped canes all come together to bring you the best polo equipment for enthusiasts and professionals.  

We strive for an excellent client service, and we always love to hear your feedback. Comment below and tell us about your experience with your pampeano polo equipment.
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