Welcome to Polo Valley in Sotogrande, where we focus on spreading our passion for the game of polo. From beginners to professional, the Polo Valley team aim to tailor your polo experiences and make polo more accessible through our polo holidays, polo courses and unique experiences.
Polo is one of the most exhilarating and addictive sports in the world. Have you been sitting on the side-lines watching polo matches with a touch of envy? Polo Valley will get you into the saddle. It's easy to start polo and become a polo player, we can guarantee you will love it. If you have the polo bug, Polo Valley in Sotogrande, is the place where you can practice, improve and have fun. Enquire today and begin your polo experience next season.
I absolutely loved my week at Polo Valley. I immediately felt at home when I arrived there, the whole team is so warm and welcoming and it is clear to see that they feel like a little family, which is lovely for us visitors to feel included in. The food was great, everything was well organised and maintained, the rooms were very cosy and clean and the most important part to me, the polo was amazing. Polo Valley has horses for any type of rider, I was still very much a beginner, but with some knowledge of polo, so I rode on 4 different horses throughout the week, starting off with the most relaxed one and by the end of the week I was on a stronger and faster horse.
The coaching from the polo pro was the exact amount of encouragement and correction making me feel confident whilst learning. I felt a huge improvement in my polo skills, while having the best time, especially during practice chukkers with the way Alvaro commentated on every move as if we were playing at the best polo field in Argentina, that cracked me up. I will definitely come back to Polo Valley as many times as I can, I actually considered moving to Sotogrande because of Polo Valley, so I definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in horses, polo and having a great holiday.
I cannot speak highly enough of Polo Valley!
Polo Valley is a truly fantastic place for those who are just starting in polo as well as those who have become passionate and would like to improve their game. The setting is beautiful, the training field is in immaculate condition and management, office staff and the stable lads are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the horses who are superbly looked after and expertly allocated to the level of expertise of each individual player. Everything is clean, the tack is in excellent condition and you don’t even have to bring your own mallet, boots or helmet as these can be provided.
What really sets Polo Valley apart from other places that I have been is the quality of the coaching I received from professional players like Argentinian 4-goaler Alvaro, Santi and the other experienced coaches. They positively encouraged while correcting my game in a way I could easily replicate and apply. I have never learned so much in a stick and ball session, AND so thoroughly enjoyed it!
I’m hooked! There is no question in my mind that I will come back as often as I can.
We were greeted with what can only be described as an Argentinian oasis. The polo fields, stables and friendly staff just wiped away the fear I had of entertaining my entire family for a week. I decided to take a step back and let the unbelievably professional staff take over and encourage the children to get involved. From renaming the horses, painting the horses with face paint, and hitting the ball with the polo mallets they were hooked before getting on a horse. The incredibly well looked after polo ponies were so calm and patient; we had a fantastic experience and the children are desperate to return.
My children are completely addicted and want to come back. That is down to the people at Polo Valley; from those who taught us, to the lovely grooms that look after the ponies. A feeling of mallet on ball and simultaneously trying to control a pony is a complete hit with the boys and has made my daughter fall in love with horses all over again. Thank you for mission impossible made possible!
Each day brought something different, a picturesque hack out into the countryside, riding skills, and polo techniques to name a few. A particularly special evening was the Asado (an Argentinian barbecue) at the farm hosted by the Polo Valley Team. Great company, excellent food whilst watching the stunning sunset will take some beating. The team at Polo Valley were extremely welcoming and incredibly attentive throughout our stay and they met and indeed exceeded our expectations.
From beginning to end our time spent at Polo Valley was truly fantastic. When the suggestion was made to try something different, I didn’t quite expect this different and indeed something all of the family could enjoy so much. Our riding ranged from an experienced show jumper who rides every day through to never having sat on a horse, this could only go one of two ways! From the start the instructors were engaging, patient and challenging. By the end of day one we were all able to strike a ball with a mallet whilst on a horse and by the end of the week we were playing a fairly fast and furious game of polo!