Unique polo destinations, resorts & clubs
A listing of fabulous destinations to unwind and indulge in the sport
Thai Polo & Equestrian Club
Established in 2005, it is around 250 hectares of striking grounds, east of Pattaya, an hour away from capital Bangkok. It has three full-sized, international-standard polo fields, two practice grounds, and stables for more than 250 horses. Over the years, the club has pulled in numerous neighbourhood and worldwide players. The Thai Polo Open, supported by B Grimm, is organised each January and pulls in six to eight teams. There are three clubhouses designed to facilitate visitors to have the option to watch polo matches in relative solace and fashion. A replica of the Chukka Bar, a significant fascination in the renowned Langham Hotel in Central London, which shut in 2006, is set up at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club, exhibiting polo trophies, historical photographs, and polo equipment. The equestrian branch of the complex has just accomplished prominent triumphs covering all parts of the game. Also, the club has cross-nation and eventing courses, equine clinics and stables that are outfitted with modern mosquito control, overhead fans, and exceptional care by grooms whose quarters. All stables are worked in Thai-style with covered rooftops. Three world-class polo fields with distinctive hillside scenery are the charm of the club for polo enthusiasts. There are two practice fields, one international dimensioned field lies gloriously in the midst of tropical palm trees. Another is one of the most extravagant fields in the country. The third ground is at the base of a beautiful hill.
2. La Bamba De Areco, Estancia
La Bamba, from the Celtic word “Bahamba” signifying “place of rest and hospitality”, was set up in 1830. It framed one of the post houses of the “Camino Real” (Royal Route) which connected Buenos Aires towards the north of the nation and is one of the most established estancias in provincial style, Argentine. The main building and its watchtower which was utilised to forestall indigenous attacks, its old stables La Pulperia and its bicentennial park, holds historical importance. Modernised in 2009, it was one of the first estancias to make its way for people in the ‘80s and has today recaptured its excellent appeal. It offers horseback or carriage rides, mountain biking journeys, Argentinian dishes, hot stone massage, an enormous pool and many zones for exceptional unwinding experience. La Bamba de Areco likewise fills in as the base for the International polo team that bears its name. The land has two polo fields with training facilities and matches held during the season. In spite of the fact that its business isn't to be a polo school, plans on solicitation can be made for affirmed polo player hosts. San Antonio de Areco, perhaps the most seasoned town in Argentina, is 13 km away, welcoming you to step back to the 18th century with its colonial alleys, church, pulperias and museums. Towards the start of November, this town invites a few thousand gauchos from all over Argentina at the La Semana de la Fiesta de la Tradicion: the occasion is an excursion into Argentine history, an interesting chance to explore the gaucho culture, equestrian processions, rodeos, taming, concerts, folk dances, craft markets, and so on.
3. Careyes Mexico
Costa Careyes, established by Gian Franco Brignone in 1968, is an elite, extravagant private bequest resort situated at Costalegre on the Mexican Pacific sea shores of the south shoreline of Jalisco. Encompassing ocean castles, private villas, casitas and bungalows, it blends the magnetism of the Mediterranean with one-of-a-kind engineering and cordiality of Mexico. Located three miles south of the resort, is the Costa Careyes Polo Club, having 2 regulation Bermuda grass fields and stabling for 150 horses. The Club has been the host for International Federation of Polo (FIP) playoffs with groups from the USA, Canada, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic, two Ambassadors Cups, Bodegueros Cup. The consummately manicured Polo fields are a charming spot to have a private occasion. The core marvel of Costa Careyes is a demonstration of the dream of its founder Gian Franco where he witnessed of a man and a woman joined by the universe while bathed in the light of the setting sun. In 2006, the appearances of his fantasy were architecture. La Copa Del Sol, represents the lady, is similarly an acoustic and visual wonder, while The Piramidion, the man, is tucked within a cavern a mile inland from La Copa. Costa Careyes Polo Club is an ideal mix of polo and relaxation.
4. Kitzbühel Polo Club
This was set up by Reto and Tito Gaudenzi, both organising leading polo occasions, plus the Snow Polo Tournament in January 2003. Beginning with four International teams and 1,000 guests in its first year, the winter event has been recognised as one of the chief worldwide polo occasions. Tito Gaudenzi, a polo coordinator and a successful polo player, leads Lifestyle Events and Companies that manages Kitzbühel Polo. Kitzbühel Polo is an occasion with Miami Beach Polo, St Moritz Polo, Baku Polo just as Grand Champions Polo Club, Wellington and Aspen Polo. St Moritz is the origin of Snow Polo, invented by Reto Gaudenzi in 1985. After St Moritz Snow Polo, Kitzbühel Snow Polo is the second biggest and most recognised Snow Polo event in the world. In 2016 the primary Polo Club Kitzbühel was established and worked as the official host of the Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel. Besides these Lifestyle Events and Companies have plans to start a significant standard summer polo occasion beginning 2020 .
5. Coworth Park and Ascot
Built in 1776 for William Shepheard, a prosperous East India trader, the club took its name from the Hamlet of Coworth. During the 1980s Galen Weston, proprietor of Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason, purchased the home. It was his plan to make a polo field and town territory with stables to house polo horses and their groomsmen. Coworth Park opened as a Dorchester Hotel in September 2010. Coworth Park is the only hotel in the UK that offers its own polo fields and practice facilities. The elite class polo grounds are overseen by the prestigious Guards Polo Club, bringing nearly 60 years of facilitating world-class sport and polo occasions to the place. It presents the game to non-players through Guards Polo Academy's private and recreation encounters, permitting polo aficionados of all levels to enjoy the game. The grounds of the rose garden, the lime grove, the sunken gardens and the meadow offer motivation for team and social gatherings. There are additionally strolling and running guides that offer laser clay pigeon shooting, mountain biking, tennis, and croquet on the upper garden. With striking parkland, an equestrian community, polo fields, children's club and a lot of outside interests, Coworth Park has all that could possibly be needed to keep even the most dynamic visitor engaged.
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
The Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club provides equestrian activities and leisure in fashionable surroundings with well-maintained polo fields. An unmatched Equestrian Centre presents a variety of encounters, from the excitement of Show jumping and Dressage, to group polo lessons for grown-ups and children. Stables accommodating up to 357 ponies provides the best expectations of care, and experienced coaches and stabling staff. Shopping is another luxury on a knock. From riding wear to seats, harnesses, and pony extras, Tack and Track offers to riders a one-stop-look from notable equestrian brands Sella Dining offers exquisite delicacies in a comforting ambiance. The Dubai Polo Bar has an incredible assortments of beverages. The exclusive club combines relaxing leisure times and sporting accomplishments. The club also flaunts modern gym facilities and a temperature controlled swimming pool.
7. Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
The Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, established over six million square feet of land, is a best in class polo and equestrian network committed to equine games situated in the heart of Dubai. The Club comprises 122 villas for rent, branded luxury extravagance homes, four world-class polo fields, a Polo Academy, a Riding School, two international sized arenas, in addition to a committed Riding School arena and 520 modern stables. The Al Habtoor Polo Resort radiates immortal Andalusian sophistication inside a desert spring of greatness, exclusive extravagance and unmatched services. It hosts the highest handicapped polo title in the Middle East, the Gold Cup where visitors can taste cocktails at the swim-up bar, eat Argentinian cuts of meat in the acclaimed Grill Pit steakhouse, indulge in impeccably arranged food or have a flavourful evening tea in the equestrian lounge. The Andalusian style stables are set around 54 hectares rich green ambiance, offering a remarkable encounter consolidating well-trained ponies within world-class amenities and a specialist team of completely qualified proficient instructors. Competitions are hosted on-site throughout the equestrian season, from riding club level events to national and international championships in all disciplines. There is likewise a variety of clinics facilitated by industry specialists at the Clubhouse, imparting expert insights on everything equestrian.
8. Arelauquen Golf and Polo Country Club and Arelauquen Lodge
Encircled by national parks in Argentine Patagonia, on the shores of Lake Gutierrez and on the wooded slant of Cerro Otto, the Arelauquen Golf and Polo Country Club is endowed with unbelievable natural habitat. Arelauquen Lodge, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is situated inside the club. Adding up to 6,700 yards, its 18 testing holes wind through dazzling sights of Cerro Catedral, Cerro Otto, and the crystal-blue waters of Lake Gutiérrez. It was designed by Vicente “Chino” Fernandez, who has won many international competitions and runs the Chino Golf Academy in Buenos Aires. The heart of the Arelauquen is in its extravagant Club House, with two polo fields, with a territory of 1,300 square metres and elite class facilities. The two polo fields of 275 x 160 meters, 10-metre side security zones and 25-metre headlands, have all the fundamental foundations viz., the Club House, 40 boxes, corrals, picaderso, convenience for candidates, and a school for grown-ups and kids, along with well-structured stable facilities. The Riding and Jumping School has ponies, appropriate for each level. The horse jumping challenge endorsed by the Argentine Equestrian Federation is held yearly, in the first week of February.
9. Kakira Nile Polo Club- African Polo Safari
Polo started in Uganda in 2007. From that point onward, the game has been enthusiastically welcomed in the region. Around 80 km east of Kampala, the polo experience at this club, along with safari, offers amazing thrill; it is regional Africa at its best. Polo, as of now, is just played at this Club, which was set up by two brothers, Maanan and Hrishi Madhvani. The club boasts more than 20 ponies, a brilliant three-fourth size boarded pitch, a recently revamped club house, changing rooms with hot showers, a couple of wooden ponies for swing investigation and a riding field for tutoring and working out. Apart from training and playing polo, it provides an astonishing horseback safari ride through the sugarcane fields along the banks of the notable and delightful River Nile, and an energising rafting experience on the white rapids.
10. Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club
This is all about extravagant living and world-class sporting in the heart of America's equestrian capital, Wellington, Florida. The immaculate setting comprises an 18-hole title golf course in the middle of Mediterranean neighbourhoods, rich clubhouse, polo fields and a couple of croquet yards. The Golf House offers the best in get-togethers, wine suppers, fashion shows and live entertainments. Palm Beach Polo is a brilliant territory for equestrian celebrations. Towards the west, the Palm Beach International Equestrian Sport Production has the acclaimed Winter Equestrian Festival, the world's biggest and longest-running equestrian rivalry, drawing 5,000 horses and 2,800 riders from 49 states and in excess of 30 nations. Towards the south, high-goal competitions with geniuses from the United States Polo Association attract spectators to the International Polo Club of Palm Beach.