Things we do at Polo Valley
The Polo Valley Guest House offers flexible and relaxing accommodation just moments away from the action. With transportation, meals, a bar and a private swimming pool this is the perfect place to put your feet up after a day of polo.
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If you go and you enjoy the sport - you are likely to be coming back!
I’ve been to Polo Valley twice now in two months and will be going back again soon - the place definitely deserves a mentioning here! I’m a polo novice and went with a friend who is quite experienced to try my hand at the sport - and I’m hooked! A big reason for that being the Team at Polo Valley. From the moment you book your stay (they have a few hotel rooms and a nice pool) or play (you can book Stick & Ball sessions and afternoon chukkas), the Team go out of their way to ensure everything you need is taken care of. The horses are amazing - and the Team will match you with suitable horses based on your level of experience, which ensures you get the most out of your stay, whether you are a “pro” or a beginner. The Stick & Ball practise in the morning was hard work - but extremely rewarding! Focus is on developing your game and the instruction is tailored to your skill level. The afternoon Chukkas (“real” polo games) is where you put the hard work during Stick & Ball practise to the test. They will set up teams that mach on skill level - and each team will have one or two “pro’s” on them to ensure the game flows. You’ll be on the ball a lot - which is hard work but fun!
The best time of my life!
I had the incredible chance to join the PIP (Polo Introduction Programme) and it was amazing!! The whole area is sooo beautiful! I lived in the guesthouse with the other girls and it was better than a hotel! The whole staff is just so nice. It is like a big family and from the first day on you feel like being a part of it. I came there with no experiences about polo. I didn’t even know how to ride in polo style. Everything I knew about it was, that it is a sport with horses, a stick and a ball. However, after one day I was sooo incredible addicted with it!! With Jess as our teacher we learned so fast and with so much fun! She is just amazing and became a second mom for all of us! Polo Valley is a magic place and they have the kindest ponies & dogs on earth! Every morning I woke up with a smile on my face and every night I went to bed with even a bigger smile! It was the best decision to join the PIP and I hope there are a lot of people who can make the same experiences! There are so many memories and I literarily had the best time of my life! I’m so thankful for the amazing time at Polo Valley and all the love that was given to me there. I came for vacation and as a stranger and I left with a new home and a new family in my heart! You just have to see this amazing place!
"100% The BEST place to play polo in Sotogrande"
Charlie Hipwood (12) went to polo valley this week to help him improve his game. He came back a high goal professional :-) Polo Valley was simply beautiful, everything perfectly organised and staff 110% delightful and personable - like a big family from day one. Great teamwork and all the horses all 100% super stars that clearly love polo. Perfect for all levels of player, novice to pro. Charlie's 1:1 coaching with Santi (the pro) surpassed our expectations, pushing Charlie to achieve new tricks and skills in a safe controlled way. The stick and ball sessions are instructed and afternoon chukkas so much fun. Very welcoming and always so very helpful. Charlie played his first chukka at PV and scored twice … such an achievement. We loved the ponies so much Charlie came back with Aria, his first polo pony! A wonderful new addition to our family and the start of his string. We will definitely be going back next year for more training and hopefully another pony. We stayed in local Hotel Almenera, which was a short drive to the club each day. The hotel featured a child friendly spa and lovely restaurants and safe outdoor pool. Polo Valley is the best European polo destination and we cant wait to go back. 100% worth it. See you guys next year! Nicki and Charlie Blakeley Hipwood.
"it really is a family here... we cannot wait to come back!"
Polo Valley really is heaven on Earth! From the moment we were met by warm and friendly Elaine we felt like we could immediately relax. The team delivered 1st class service and could not have been more helpful! Santi and Chris made us feel really comfortable with our horses and we felt like we had already improved by the end of our lesson – they were incredibly patient which really added to the experience. Delicious food and extremely comfy beds makes it very sad to leave!!! It really is a magical oasis here, the atmosphere, the views, the people and of course the horses (Snowy and Lulu) it really is a family here and we could not have felt more welcomed by Chris and his team! We cannot wait to come back!
"this was not an experience this is a way of life"
This was home, not a holiday. This was not an experience, this is a way of life. Spectacular atmosphere, exceptional people and of course, exceptional polo. I wish not to leave, but it is of great certainty that I will be back (already planning my return). With love, gratitude, utmost respect and regards
"Excellent polo, happy horses"
Brilliant stay, lovely people, quite extraordinary cuisine, excellent polo, happy horses, great location.
"This has ended my gap year on a huge high"
Polo Valley, what an amazing place I can now call home, with a wonderful new family. This has ended my gap year on a huge high and I cannot wait to book my next visit. It is not a sad goodbye because I will be back in a flash! Keep great Gatsby strong for me! All my love, Isabel x
"Exactly what we all needed as a family"
Thank you all so much for the most wonderful week here at Polo Valley. We have all learnt so much in a short space of time and it was exactly what we all needed as a family. Rest, relaxation, riding the most wonderful ponies and of course the amazing food from the 2 “Anna’s”. The Guesthouse is so comfortable, the kindness and help from all of the Polo Valley team to us as a bunch of novices has been fabulous! See you in October! With love, the Spiers family.
"The people here feel like family"
I had a fantastic time and learned so much from great people. The people here are so nice they feel like family, that’s super nice I felt very welcome. I also saw a lot in a short space of time thank to Kat and Olly. I really enjoyed it! I hope to see you all again soon. Thank you all for making something this amazing possible. Thank you all from Holland, Daimy
"Your passion for the game shines through in all you do"
You’ve found the winning recipe! I feel so lucky to have found Polo Valley and escaped here last minute to get back in the game. The setting is simply charming and I received the warmest of welcomes from all. The biggest thank you to the whole team for making my stay an absolute pleasure – the ponies are incredible, food is delicious and all of your staff are wonderful and professional. Your passion for the game and this special experience shines through in all that you do, making PV so amazingly unique. I wish you the best for the 2018 season and the expansion plans and hope to be back next year! Kelly R.
"Such a delight staying here and experience the polo dream"
It was such a delight staying here and experience the polo dream. You are all so nice and lovely. The stables are beautiful, the horses and dogs are amazing. The chukkas were such good fun 😊 The food was also really delicious. It was amazing to experience this together with Mom. Polo Valley is really as fun as I has thought and was hoping for based on the Instagram and website. Great work everyone. Can’t wait to come back to see the renovations + new stuff and play some more chukkas. Naomi Z & Mom Shirley.
"Grown so much in the past 3 years"
Mis queirdos amigos y familia <3 Another incredibly memorable vi! And you have grown so much in the past three years! Coming to Polo Valley feels like coming home <3 Gracias por todo! Os quiero mucho! Veros and see you soon! Larissa
"You kept to your promise, and with such ease"
Thank you for your exceptional service with true passion and always a smile. Polo Valley was for these four days our home. You kept to your promise, and with such ease. Speaking for myself I have finally “gotten” the swing of polo! Thank you Shay and Hernan and Judy and Flora for exceptional service! Also not to forget the horses and the great food. Can’t wait to come back with Dexter! From Kim & Jim
"Really impressive set up"
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At Polo Valley, Sotogrande, we are focused on spreading our passion for the game of polo. From beginners to professional, our team aim to tailor your polo experiences by making polo more accessible through our holidays, courses and unique experiences.