Polo Valley is much more than just a Sotogrande Polo Club
Here we believe that anyone can play and enjoy polo. From total beginners to professional players, we focus on sharing our passion for this amazing sport and the magnificent animals that make it possible, inspiring people to step out of their comfort zone and live the authentic polo experience in an Andalusian paradise.
We transform the polo dream into authentic polo experiences
Since our establishment in 2015, the original concept behind Polo Valley still remains at the heart of what we do today: to transform the polo dream into a lifestyle. Offering a wide range of services such as polo lessons, intense polo programs, and luxury holidays, as well as horse training, livery, and memberships, our aim is to make polo a more accessible sport by delivering the highest quality and attention to detail to all our clients.
Polo Valley is the place where anything is possible. A place where you’ll be looked after like family, escape from reality, and create unique memories to last a lifetime. Or who knows, maybe become a professional polo player?
In 2018 Sotogrande Polo Valley acquired an additional 35 hectares of adjacent farmland, which is now in full development.
Including an events area and a new polo field, the development will include space for 100 more horses, horse livery, gym & spa, guest house villa luxury suites, and a restaurant. The added field opens more possibilities of hosting tournaments and adding private spaces for visiting teams or polo organizations looking for a long-term polo base in Sotogrande.
Polo Valley is located 15 mins from the port of Sotogrande in Cádiz, Andalusia.
Sotogrande, a luxury hideaway on the Southern coast of Spain, is a secret epicenter of polo and home to historic polo clubs such as Santa Maria Polo Club and Ayala Polo Club, some of the most exclusive clubs in Spain and the world. With over 20 polo fields in the area, just minutes from the beaches and some of the best equine facilities in the world, it’s no wonder why over 2000 ponies and the biggest names in polo flock to Sotogrande in Summer to compete on the international stage.
The area is also home to high-end luxury properties, a wide variety of high quality cuisine and restaurants as well as endless activities to see and do. Sotogrande is renowned for being a fantastic golfing and sailing location where you’ll also find tennis, water sports and excellent beach clubs.
If it couldn’t get any better, the area also boasts for having over 300 days of sunshine, making it ideal for those looking for all-year-round grass polo, perfect climate and endless outdoor activities. All of this just a 25 minute drive from Gibraltar airport and one hour from Malaga airport.
The Polo Valley mission
Polo has always been recognized for its lavish lifestyle and as an elite sport enjoyed and played by royals and business tycoons alike. The likes of Winston Churchill, the late Prince Philip, Kerry Packer, the Sultan of Brunei are just some of the big advocates the sport has seen. There is no doubt that the sport is totally unique and the well-known strapline “you’ll go broke or die before you give up polo” gives the average person an insight as to just how addictive and expensive this sport is.
There is no doubt about it, the traditional market for polo is miniscule. Generally speaking one only gets into polo if your parents played, had a big polo organization and horses which you were lucky enough to have access to. Polo Valley was launched to make polo more accessible with a focus on those individuals, families and friends who have never considered playing the sport. Identifying a market that was totally neglected; new-comers who want to experience and live the polo lifestyle.
With over 65 handpicked ponies, qualified coaches and concierge staff and a manicured estate ready to welcome anyone who’s ever wanted to give this sport a go. One thing we’ve learnt over the past 6 years, is that once they start their polo journey with Polo Valley, it’s impossible for them to stop.