Learn to Play!

Intro to Polo! Join us for a group lesson on Friday April 23 from 4 to 5:30. It’s an hour and half lesson to introduce the basics of polo to anyone Interested in giving it a shot. This is a fun way to learn something new with your friends! If you get hooked, you can reserve a spot in the academy for the following week. The cost is $50.00 per person for the introduction lesson. This price includes everything you need. Contact Fran to sign up!

South Bay Polo Academy: This is the perfect way to learn all the fundamentals of the game. The Academy is geared toward people with or without riding experience that want to learn a new exciting sport and build relationships in the community.

The Academy meets at the same time each week. Sessions will last about an hour and a half. If you miss one, fear not, there are plenty of opportunities for make ups. After each session, club members will play chukkars. You are more than welcome to stick around and watch.

We will provide everything you need to get the right start in polo, i.e. professional instructors, well-schooled safe polo ponies and all the equipment. We ask that you outfit yourself with white jeans or breeches, riding boots, gloves and helmet (see links below).

Upcoming academy dates:

  • Every Sunday May 2 through June 27, 2021
  • Where: South Bay Polo Club, 1290 Masten Ave  Gilroy, CA
  • Time: 9:30am to 11:00am
  • Cost: $1500 (includes field fees)

*** To reserve your spot a $250 deposit is required. *** Payments accepted via Venmo, PayPal or Check.

Equipment needed: White jeans or breeches, riding boots and helmet. We will have mallets and all other necessary equipment. If you don’t want to commit to a polo helmet and boots yet, a NOCSAE approved riding helmet and paddock boots with half chaps will work just fine too.

If you would like proper polo equipment rather than riding equipment the following are some links:

BONUS! At the end of the polo season and depending on what’s going on with COVID -19, we will take a group trip to Argentina and experience the mecca of polo. We will play on the amazing argentine criollo ponies, with professional players, eat the finest argentine cuisine and drink Malbec, all while taking in breathless views of the gorgeous countryside. Plus, we will watch an Argentine Open game in the heart of Buenos Aires with the best players and ponies in the world.