Polo in Sotogrande – What You Need to Know. Everything Relating to Polo In & Around Sotogrande.
The Santa Maria Polo Club Organizes And Hosts The 49th International Mansion Polo Tournament, From July 25th To August 30th.
The excitement of a unique sport returns to Sotogrande, with the beauty and strength of the horse, and the fun and leisure that accompany the competition. This year everything has been designed with safety in mind, with itineraries created to move around the Club grounds in comfort and maintaining all the obligatory hygiene measures.
Every afternoon the venue opens its doors to enjoy the best polo together with a varied leisure offer. Enjoy its gardens and large outdoor spaces while feeling the excitement of the match. The Gold Cup, the Silver Cup and the Bronze Cup of the International Tournament are already in play.
Have a drink with friends on the terraces and tables served by our staff or look for the perfect summer outfit in the shopping area of the Village. Children have their own place in the KidsArea, the children’s area with attractions for them to have fun.
If you wish to have a VIP service, the Club has private spaces such as the terraces and boxes, with the best views over the playing field, with limited capacity and with the possibility of premium drinks and snacks. All this and much more this summer at Santa Maria Polo Club. Buy your tickets and season tickets now.
POLO IN SOTOGRANDE
The first polo ground in Sotogrande was laid out in 1965. Few could imagine at that time that this would be the beginning of today’s established and ever- growing enthusiasm for polo in Sotogrande, attracting more and more fans each year.
Santa María Polo Club has been gaining status ever since, becoming one of the best clubs in the world, with its seven polo grounds, four of them World Class. The club facilities designed to welcome thousands of spectators during the summer, are ready to be used the rest of the year for corporate and private events.
Hence it is an emblematic spot in Sotogrande and the Costa del Sol, and landmark of elegance and glamour.
The Origin Story
By 1965, Joseph McMicking’s dream of creating an exclusive, idyllic environment in which to live at Sotogrande was on its way to fruition. He intended to market his dreams, and properties, to the upper echelons of society and to do that he wanted to provide some of the social activities those people might expect, including polo, ‘the game of kings’.
It is doubtful that even McMicking could have foreseen that the first ground, laid out in 1965, would be the beginning of today’s established and ever-growing enthusiasm for polo in Sotogrande. Year on year, Santa Maria Polo Club has been gaining status. It is now one of the best clubs in the world, with seven polo grounds, four of which are World Class. The club facilities cater to thousands of spectators during the summer and corporate and private events during the remainder of the year. Santa Maria Polo Club says ‘It is an emblematic spot in Sotogrande and the Costa del Sol and a landmark of elegance and glamour’.
The Santa Maria Polo Club
Santa Maria Polo Club is one of the four premier polo venues in the world and home to the unique Grand Slam International Polo Tournament from late July until the end of August. Famous international players and not a few members of the Royal families, gather to watch and play.
The club offers you the opportunity to experience the thrill and adrenaline boost of playing polo by hosting clinics. Participants spend a day learning the basic rules of polo and how to play. Experienced players teach the strategy behind each play. Those who can already ride will find themselves on one of the club’s polo horses whilst beginners start on the wooden practice horse. The day concludes with a Polo Exhibition commented by the club’s Polo Manager that brings together all you have learned.
The polo season at Santa Maria Polo Club starts at Easter and finishes at the end of August. Matches start around 4 pm on weekdays and 11 am on Sundays.
For more information and the playing calendar you can check their website www.santamariapoloclub.com