La Natividad kicks off Argentine auction season



La Natividad's Incari Chismosa, daughter of Triple Crown competitor Open Chusmita, sold for $48,000 USD

La Natividad’s Incari Chismosa, daughter of Triple Crown competitor Open Chusmita, sold for $48,000 USD


La Natividad ( hosted its fourth annual auction Tuesday, November 3rd at Lagunas del Polo, in Pilar, Buenos Aires. This was the first of the fourteen auctioning events officially sanctioned by the Argentine Polo Breeders Association (AACCP – The season finale to be hosted by Alegría on December 9th.

“The horse teaches you. The more opportunities you have to play on good horses, the more you learn. I had the opportunity to ride the best horses during my time with Ellerstina. Ever since, I knew exactly what qualities to look for in a horse, and that has been my motivation in striving to achieve excellence.”

These words belong to Bartolomé “Lolo” Castagnola, the charismatic seven-time Argentine Open champion whom continues to position his organization, La Natividad, as a champion breeder in Argentina. Throughout his career, Castagnola’s pony list has included the likes of Dolfina Toro, Chalo Compinche, Chalo Cosentina IX, Chalo Easy Point, and Chalo Bebota, among others.

The auction featured La Natividad’s top selection of two and three year old fillies. As the horses were showcased at the auction ring, film footage of each was played simultaneously on a high definition screen. In a quaintly decorated tent setting, guests and friends were also charmed by a Horse-Art-In-Motion exhibit of Silvana Commendatore.

At the end of an active evening of bidding and selling, fifteen products were sold for a total of $565,000 USD; an average sales price of $37,666 USD. The highlight sale of the night was Incari Chismosa, a two year old daughter of Open Chusmita; currently participating in Triple Crown play with Facundo Sola for Washington polo team. Highest sellers were Chalo Flecha and Chalo Vedette, who both sold for $50,000 USD respectively.

November 5th auction activity resumes at La Irenita, home of the Mac Donough brothers. –Carlos Naish, Special Correspondent

CATALOGUE: La Natividad (2015)
| Sports, Polo, Argentina, Remates



The Argentine Triple Crown Championship recognizes the winning team of the Argentine, Hurlingham, and Tortugas Open Championships in the same year. Only five clubs have accomplished such a feat: Coronel Suárez (Alberto P. Heguy, Horacio Heguy, Juan C. Harriott (h.), Alfredo Harriott) in 1972 and 1974–77; Santa Ana (Gastón Dorignac, Héctor Merlos, Daniel González, Francisco Dorignac) in 1973; Ellerstina (Adolfo Cambiaso (h.), Mariano Aguerre, Gonzalo Pieres, Carlos Gracida) in 1994, (Facundo Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres (h.), Pablo MacDonough, Juan M. Nero) in 2008 and 2010; La Aguada in 2003 (Javier, Eduardo (h.), Miguel and Ignacio Novillo Astrada); La Dolfina (Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Pablo MacDonough, Juan Martin Nero, Sebastián Merlos) in 2013 and 2014.


The Polo Encyclopedia
by Horace A. Laffaye
Buy Now >>
Polo in Argentina
by Horace A. Laffaye
Buy Now >>
Profiles in Polo
by Horace A. Laffaye
Buy Now >>
The Evolution of Polo
by Horace A. Laffaye
Buy Now >>

Subscribe to

Members are automatically entered into giveaways and receive breaking international premier polo news notifications and the POLOIST Newsletter.