Welcome to the 30th Anniversary Season at the Sarasota Polo Club. We are pleased to present you with the following information regarding Sarasota Polo and the Sarasota Polo Club. For more complete information please visit: www.SarasotaPolo.com.
Polo is a community sport like no other. With an estimated 45,000 polo spectators on hand during our 2021 Sarasota Polo Season, the Sarasota Polo Club is one of the largest, most dedicated and enthusiastic polo communities in the world.
Established in 1991 as the first development in Lakewood Ranch, our Club has a remarkable legacy. In 1922 our property was settled as a 28,000-acre timber ranch. Originally the cowboys who worked on our ranch began playing knock-around polo games in their free time. Riding their quarter horses with stock saddles, using make-shift equipment and knowing very little about polo, the cowboys played by their own rules. Rule #1 was the first rider to fall off their horse bought beer for the team, a tradition that remains in place today. Eventually mallets, saddles and a few polo ponies were donated to the “cowboy games,” and a real polo club was born. Today our Club spans 130 perfectly manicured acres, our world-class facilities include: 45 private equestrian estates, 7 Bermuda grass polo fields, a regulation-sized polo arena, a half-mile all-weather training track, a stick & ball field, riding trails, on-site stabling for 300 horses, a member’s clubhouse and a midfield polo pavilion.
We look forward to welcoming you as our guests to experience the thrill of Sarasota Polo, “the fastest game on four feet!”
Sarasota Polo Club