The Location

Nestled in the City of Gilroy, South Bay Polo offers sweeping views of the hillsides.  A perfect location for picnicking.

Opening Day a Success!

On June 23rd, the Nation’s newest Polo Club, South Bay Polo, opened to great fanfare.  Owner Tim Westin offered up the celebratory toast, cut the ribbon and bowled in the ball to begin the first match.  The sidelines were packed with enthusiastic supporters from the local polo community.  After two high energy matches, a complementary BBQ was provided to all.  The local paper covered the event and a few of the local politicians came to give their best wishes.

Polo will continue at South Bay Polo on Thursday nights, and Saturday afternoon.  Check the Gallery Link for photos from opening day.

Opening Day

South Bay Polo officially opened on June 23, 2012.  Owner Tim Westin proposes a toast prior to cutting the ribbon.

Come out and Play! Open House June 23rd

Join us as on June 23rd as we unveil the newest polo field in California.  We will have an open house on June 23rd with reduced chukker fees ($25), tours,

Celebratory Champagne and a complementary BBQ!!

Bring your friends and horses!  Complementary carrots for horses!

Located in Gilroy – the “garlic capital of the world”, South Bay Polo is just minutes from South San Jose.  Close to many wineries, which is convenient after a long day at the field.

 

The Horses

The horses are a big component of polo.  They need to be trained for the high speed bumping, and contact that happens on the field.  The tails are braided to prevent getting caught up in the mallets and the mane are shaved – well – so they don’t look like a sissy.

The Action

Watching polo can almost be as exhilarating. Fans, Friends and Family are encouraged to fill the sidelines and watch the action. Picnicking and tailgating are popular activities for the crowd.

Arena Polo

Arena Polo is very popular, and is played as a interscholastic and collegians sport.  The area is much smaller than field polo, but can be very fast.

Field Polo

Field Polo is what comes in mind when people think of polo.  Often called “Hockey on Horseback” this is a high speed, high impact game.

The Field

The Polo Field at South Bay Polo.  After two years of renovation, play begins June 2012.