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Off The Horse: Remy du Celliee Muller

8/10/2018



Name: Remy du Celliee Muller
Age: 26 years old
From: Lockeford, CA 
Playing for Klentner Ranch in 16 goal

When did you start playing polo?
I started playing polo at ten years old at Central Valley polo club in Stevenson, CA with Mike Conant. 

What do you love most about the sport?
I love spending all day every day with my horses. I play polo because I love horses. 

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
The most challenging aspect is not spending all of my money on horses!

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
I have too many favorite horses to just pick one. Chevelle, Sneeze, Javi, Boogie, Cortada, Mercedes, Phoebe, Morgan, Polvoro, Roshie, Petunia, if I only got to pick a few. 

Favorite pre and post-match meals?
Pre-match meal is a bowl of Lucky Charms or an acai bowl from Lucky Llama. Post-match is 4 loaded grillers from Taco Bell. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
Favorite thing to do in SB is to relax at my barn and admire my beautiful horses. Taking a deep breath and admiring my hard work paying off. 

Where will polo take you next this year?
Santa Barbara and Argentina. 

Photo Credit: Kaylee Wroe Photography 


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The Silver Air Pacific Coast Open at the SBPRC

7/31/2018



The highly anticipated Silver Air Pacific Coast Open kicks off on August 16 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Don’t miss the hottest ticket in town this summer, where you can watch the very best of the best polo competitors while sipping bubbly, stomping divots and enjoying polo in paradise! This is the premier polo event on the West Coast, and the peak of High Goal season at the club. The tournament will take place over the course of three weekends, August 16-19, August 23-26, and August 30-September 2. Tickets are available here

Standing at nearly five feet tall and 109 years old, the USPA Pacific Coast Open Trophy is considered the “finest polo trophy for which horsemen of any land have ever competed.” Every year, the winning team of the tournament is etched into history on the base of the trophy. With the top polo players from around the world competing for this trophy, it's no wonder people travel from all around the world to watch the Silver Air Pacific Coast Open.

The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club welcomes Silver Air, the private jet management, and charter company, as the new title sponsor of the Pacific Coast Open. Silver Air, with corporate offices in Santa Barbara, manages and operates privately owned aircraft from bases throughout the United States, including the Santa Barbara Airport. As the only company to offer unrestricted charter availability on a Boeing Business Jet, Silver Air’s fleet also features light to large-cabin jets from Gulfstream, Dassault, Bombardier, Embraer, Cessna, and Hawker/Beech. Silver Air is one of the largest Citation X operators in the U.S. 

Happy Hour during the Pacific Coast Open will be on Thursdays, August 16, August 23, and August 30 from 4 to 6 pm. There will be small bites for purchase that pair perfectly with signature club cocktails, wine, and beer from the bar, including the Club's signature $5 Happy Hour margarita. Happy Hour is complementary to attend and open to the public. 

Immediately after the Silver Air Pacific Coast Open trophy presentation, keep the Sunday Funday rolling with Engel & Völkers for the After Party! The evening features tasty bites from Buena Onda Empanadas, beverages from the fully stocked airstream trailer Bar Car, coffee provided by Welcome Coffee Cart, and DJ Fab with a surprise musical guest! Entry is complimentary to all attending the finals match. 

Photo Credit: David Lominska


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Off The Horse: Geronimo Obregon

7/31/2018



Name:  Geronimo Obregon
Age: 23
From: Denver, Colorado 
Playing for team Restoration Hardware during High Goal

When did you start playing polo?
When I was 6 years old 

What do you love most about the sport?
The competition between players and the horses 

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
Buying the right horses

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
I have a few but of course I have my favorite. His name is, Cambalache. He’s been with me for a couple years and all ways gives his best on the field. 

Favorite pre-match meal?
I really like to eat pasta before a game, so you don’t feel heavy. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
Take the horses swimming in the ocean 

Where will polo take you next this year?
I will go to Houston, Texas for 2 months and then Argentina 

Photo Credit: David Lominska


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Off The Horse: Adam Snow

7/13/2018


Name: Adam Snow
Age: 54
From: I was born in a US Naval hospital in Sasebo, Japan, but grew up playing in Hamilton, MA. 
Playing For: Team Sol de Agosto

When did you start playing polo?
I started playing at around age 10.

What do you love most about the sport?
I love the “hockey on horseback” grittiness of the sport and also fostering successful combinations with my teammates, both human and equestrian.

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
The sport’s most challenging aspect is getting “mounted”. Finding, training—and then maintaining!—the quality of horses that will allow you to play your very best. With all the logistics involved, it’s amazing we ever make it to the field.

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
I have twelve horses here now. Half (6) are horses that I bought, most of these were bred to race; and half (6) are homebreds that were born on our farm in Aiken, SC. The mothers of these six won tournaments under me in Santa Barbara, and their offspring are now aspiring to similar accomplishments. Most of these were started under saddle by my wife, Shelley.

Favorite post-match meal?
My favorite post-match meal is the one I don’t worry too much about what I’m eating because I’m celebrating;) (Linguine a la vongole!)

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off-duty?
Favorite off-duty thing in SB is definitely swimming in the ocean and playing frisbee or soccer on the beach.

Where will polo take you next this year?
My next polo season allows me to sleep in my own bed — back in Aiken, SC this Fall.

Photo: Adam Snow in the 2002 US Open Finals 


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Off The Horse: Santiago Wulff

6/22/2018



 Name: Santiago Wulff 
Age: 38
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing for: Klentner Ranch 

When did you start playing polo?
I start playing polo when I was 8 years old. I played for a few years and quit until I was 20 years old when I started playing again and became a professional at the age of 22 or 23. 

What do you love most about the sport?
What I love about the sport is that it is a very complete sport. In order to have a good game, it requires a lot of work, getting the horses ready with a lot of time in advance involving grooms, veterinarian, farrier, etc. It also requires the concentration before games and the game plan, in other words, how to make the team play its best, how to play against who, review old games and learn from mistakes. 

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
The most challenging aspect in polo is to have a good string of horses that you can trust and feel confident to win games. We go the whole year looking and trying to find better horses. It is also is very challenging to make a team work and have everyone play their best. It takes a lot of work and time. 

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
My favorite horses right now are “Emilia” an American Thoroughbred that I  bought as a 4 years old from Pete Ganivi. I taught her to play polo and she became one of my best. She has a lot of power speed and a big heart. Another one is “Zaragoza”, a home-bred from Argentina out of Gallega and Open Fósforo. I played the mother and father. She's very responsive and has and really good turns. I have a lot of fun when I play her. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
My favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara besides polo is whatever I do with my family, Anita Avendaño and kids, Emilia and Iñaki. We go to the beach, go fishing, hiking and try to visit nearby places that we don’t know about, like national parks, etc.

Where will polo take you next this year?
We will be here until the end of September, then we go to Argentina and I play there until mid-December. After that, Florida for 3 or 4 months. 


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Off The Horse: Jim Wright

6/15/2018



Name: Jim Wright
Age: 22
Born: Menlo Park, CA
Playing For: Antelope Jr

When did you start playing polo?
5 years old.

What do you love most about the sport?
I love how multifaceted the sport is. There are so many ways to improve and enjoy the game. A normal week entails; training horses, playing tournament games/practices, giving lessons, and working out in the gym. It’s impossible to get bored and there is always something to improve.

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
Building a successful/sustainable organization is the most challenging aspect of the sport. This includes finding/purchasing top horses and having consistent work.

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
My horses are a part of my family. I spend a majority of my time making sure they have exactly what they need to compete at peak performance week in and week out.

Favorite post-match meal?
Sushi. I love sushi and every place I go I look for the best sushi spot.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
My girlfriend and I like to explore the area with our dog Paisley. You’ll find us at the beach, on hikes, enjoying new restaurants, or by the pool. We also enjoy having BBQ’s whether at friends homes or my new favorite, the beach. Monday afternoons are reserved for soccer.

Where will polo take you next this year?
After Santa Barbara, I may be heading to Texas then to Argentina.

Photo Credit: David Lominska


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Off The Horse: Felipe Viana

6/8/2018



Name: Felipe Viana
Age: 28 years old
United States-born, Uruguayan raised
Playing for Farmers & Merchants Bank Polo Team

When did you start playing polo?
Started playing polo at age 7 in Montevideo, Uruguay. No family members played the sport so I joined a local clinic/polo school.

What do you love most about the sport?
I love the whole package the sport sells. The horses and the athleticism. No other sport combines these two areas the way polo does, and this makes it special. It is a wild sport and profession to enroll in.

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
Traveling and inconsistency. Our life moves along with the sport and we accept it that way. Therefore our family becomes very involved into this lifestyle and life commitment. The inconsistency comes from our short-term contracts and rating modifications. Its hard to predict where we will be next.

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
I enjoy my horses and I know all of them very well. Its hard to find a favorite one because they all have better days than others, and sometimes depending on the game we will be playing, we prefer a horse with certain characteristics over another.

Favorite post-match meal?
Don't have a favorite post-match meal. Sometimes I just need something sweet to recover energies. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
Santa Barbara offers plenty of things to do. The beach, the town itself, hiking, etc. If we're adventurous, we'll always have fun stuff to do.

Where will polo take you next this year?
I’ll go to Boston MA next, and probably Argentina and Uruguay. Maybe some other place too, who knows!

Photo credit: David Lominska


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Off The Horse: Jesse Bray

6/1/2018



Name: Jesse Bray
Age: 25
Born in New Zealand, raised in Indio, CA
Playing for Klentner Ranch

When did you start playing polo?
I have been playing polo for as long as I can remember. My dad also plays, so I was on a horse from day 1 – and I was named after his best horse Jessica. 

What do you love most about the sport?
Definitely the relationship with the horses. It is very rewarding training my horses and getting them ready to play. Seeing them playing at the top of their ability is an awesome feeling. 

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
The majority of my horses are thoroughbreds. I tend to look for horses that have a lot of power and speed. My dad and I have been breeding horses the past few years and I am very excited to see them come up and play. Last year my horses won three Best Playing Pony awards, including the Pacific Coast Open. To me winning Best Playing Pony is better than MVP any day.

Favorite post-match meal?
My favorite post-match meal is a good barbeque. I think more important is the pre-match meal, acai bowls!

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
I don’t have too many off-duty days, but I enjoy hanging out at the barns and just being here at the polo club or at Justin’s ranch.

Where will polo take you next this year?
I hope to go to Argentina this fall! I will be in Wellington for the winter then come back to Santa Barbara.

Photo credit: David Lominska


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Join The Club

5/30/2018



From May through October, the club buzzes with glamorous action as the best players in the world descend upon the American Riviera to compete in the sport of kings. Social members get to enjoy it all, including free admission to Sunday polo matches at the Engel & Völkers/ Ranch Marketing Associates Polo Stadium, a member exclusive cuisine menu, complimentary valet, discounts at the boutique, special pricing on select beverages, club-wide social events and more.

Tennis members enjoy unrivaled amenities in one of the most beautiful resort-style locations in the county. There are eight championship-level tennis courts, including six lighted courts for night play. Tennis members also enjoy mixers and club championships; free admission to polo matches; invitations to club parties and social events; the opportunity for private and group lessons and clinics; polo and tennis clubhouse privileges; and access to the pool, jacuzzi and fitness center. 

Those interested in the pool or fitness center have the option of becoming a Swim and Fitness membership, which offers access to the heated pool and jetted spa, a dual indoor/outdoor fitness center, and locker rooms. Swim and fitness members also receive all the social member benefits of polo.

For more information, email info@sbpolo.com.


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Polo 411

5/29/2018



Welcome to the insider’s guide to polo in beautiful Santa Barbara. It is fast, riveting, elegant, and utterly entertaining, but it can also be confusing to be field-side and not understand the game. Here’s the breakdown.

Basics
The object of the game is to move the polo ball downfield, hitting the ball through the goal posts for a score. There are two teams of four players each and two referees, all on horseback. The teams switch directions after each goal is scored so that neither team has a wind, sun, or field advantage. After each goal is scored, the teams come back to the center of the field for a “bowl in”, similar to a face-off in hockey. The polo field is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide (approximately the size of nine football fields), making it the largest field in organized sports.

Chukkers
A polo match lasts about two hours and is divided into six periods, called chukkers. Each chukker runs seven and a half minutes long. A bell or horn is sounded at the seven-minute mark to let the players know 30 seconds remain. If the ball goes out of bounds or is scored in that time, the chukker ends. The team with the most goals at the end of the six chukkers is the winner.

Divot Stomp
During halftime, spectators are invited to go onto the field and participate in the traditional divot stomp to replace clods of turf kicked up by the horses during play, helping to smooth the field for the next half. The divot stomp is often done with a glass of bubbly in hand.

Handicaps
Polo handicaps result from players ranked yearly by their peers. The United States Polo Association has a scale of -1 to 10 goals (10 being the best) that are then assigned as the player’s handicap. Team play is handicapped on the basis of ability and can change from tournament to tournament. If a tournament is a 16-goal tournament, the four players’ handicaps cannot exceed 20. Low-goal polo is considered 0 to 8 goals. Medium-goal polo is considered 8 to 16 goals. High-goal polo, or professional polo--that most exciting and rare of the sport--is 16 to 26 goals in the United States.

Teams & Players
Each team is a mix of professional and amateur players. At the high-goal level of play--such as the teams competing in the Pacific Coast Open--there is typically one amateur player and three professionals. In medium and low-goal polo, the teams are a mix of amateur and professional players. These teams are unique in a sense because the teammates can change depending on the makeup of the team and the handicap of the tournament being played.

Player Positions
Each of the four players is given an area of responsibility designated by a jersey number. The forward is #1; the most defensive player is #4, or the back. (There is no goalie.) The middle players are #2 and #3. The #3 is usually the highest-rated player on the team and the de facto captain. This is the player who leads the offense and coordinates the defense.

Attire
In Santa Barbara, laid-back luxury reigns supreme. Match attire can vary among tournaments, with the high-goal season hosting dressier matches. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a classic sundress or khakis and a button-down shirt.

Photo Credit: David Lominska


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Get The Look at the Polo Boutique

5/29/2018


 





Open every Sunday throughout the season and for special events, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club’s new luxury boutique is stylishly curated to offer fashion and accessories for both ladies and gents. Whether you’re looking for something perfect to wear to Sunday polo or out on the town, you can find it all at the boutique - from luxury-brand sunglasses and handbags, to chic attire for men and women. The Polo Boutique is located next to the Ocean Tent and behind the Visitor Check-in station. 


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Off The Horse: Luke Klentner

5/25/2018



Name: Luke Klentner
Age: 17 years old
From: Santa Barbara
Playing for: Klentner Ranch Polo Team

When did you start playing polo?
I started playing polo competitively at 11 through interscholastic polo, but have been riding and watching my father play since I was 3.

What do you love most about the sport?
My favorite part about the sport is the satisfaction of working really hard on exercising and schooling my horses and having them play really well.

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
The most challenging aspect of polo for me is being patient and slowing down when trying to create an offensive play.

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
My favorite horse is champ, he was out first homebred horses from one of my fathers all time favorite horses. He is always a very dependable chukkar for me where I’m very comfortable and I feel like I can get a lot done.

Favorite pre or post-match meal?
Before every game you can find our team eating at The Nugget in Summerland.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
My favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara is going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends.

Where will polo take you next this year?
Polo has been a major motivator in life and next year I hope it takes me to a college where I can continue playing.

Photo credit: David Lominska


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Off The Horse: Felipe Vercellino

5/18/2018




Name: Felipe Vercellino
Age: 23
Juego para: Antelope Polo Team

When did you start playing polo? 
Empezé a jugar polo a los 8 años, en Chile en una ciudad llamada Rancagua.
I started playing polo when I was 8 years old, in a city called Rancagua in Chile. 

What do you love most about the sport? 
Lo que mas me gusta de este deporte son los caballos, y otra cosa que me encanta es compartir el día a día con mis peticeros, amigos y familia en las caballerizas, canchas de polo, etc... pero siempre al aire libre.
I like the horses! I also like being able to share the day with my pets, my friends, and my family at the stables and outdoors on the polo fields.

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo? 
Creo que lo mas desafiante de este deporte es saber montarse bien, eso significa tener los mejores caballos posible, y otra cosa que es muy difícil es saber llegar con los caballos al 100% al partido, por otra parte con este deporte a uno le toca viajar mucho, lo que hace que estemos mucho tiempo lejos de nuestras familias.
I think the most challenging thing about this sport is knowing how to ride well, meaning having the best horses possible. Travel is also difficult; being able to get all the horses to the match. And since we travel a lot for the sport, we spend a long time away from our families. 

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)? 
Nose si tengo alguna caballo favorito, pero creo que lo primero que busco en un caballo es que tenga buena boca, es decir que frene muy bien y tenga buenas curvas, después es como todo, todos queremos el caballo perfecto que corra fuerte, frene, doble, sea manso, etc... pero si tengo que elegir una cualidad es buena boca.
I do not know if I have a favorite horse, but the first thing I look for in a horse is that it is really handy, stops well and turns well. That is to say it brakes well and has good curves. We all want the perfect horse to run strong, stop well, be gentle….but if I have to choose a quality, the horse is really responsive to my riding. 

Favorite post-match meal? 
La verda que la comida que mas me gusta después de un partido es el Macdonald jajaja aunque trato de evitarlo porque no es lo ideal.
The truth is the food I like the most after a game is McDonald's! Though I try to about it because it is not ideal. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty? 
Cuando estoy en horas libres lo primero que hago y que es lo que mas me gusta de Santa Barbara es ir a hacer Surf, voy recorriendo playas desde Padaro hasta Ventura viendo donde hay mejores olas para meterme al agua.
When I have free time, the first thing I do, and what I like the most about Santa Barbara, is surfing. I go to Padaro Beach and to Ventura to see where the best waves are. 

Where will polo take you next this year? 
Bueno después de Santa Bárbara sigo jugando polo en Argentina y en Chile.
After Santa Barbara, I am playing polo in Argentina and Chile

Photo by David Lominska


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Off The Horse: Hilario Figueras

5/10/2018



Name: Hilario Figueras
Age: 18
From: Argentina
Playing for: Antelope

When did you start playing polo?
I started playing polo when I was 6.

What do you love most about the sport?
I like visiting a lot of different places.

What’s the most challenging aspect of polo?
The most challenging aspect of polo is being able to get the teams and jobs that work for you.

Tell us about your horses (or your favorite horse)?
My favorite horse is a chestnut called Las Vegas. She is one of my best horses and the one that I feel most in my comfort zone.

Favorite post-match meal?
I really don’t have one; I try to eat something energizing.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
My favorite thing to do is go to the beach or play golf.

Where will polo take you next this year?
I will probably go to Argentina.


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Off The Horse: Leigh Brecheen

4/30/2018



Name: Leigh Brecheen
Age: The age of wisdom

What team are you playing for?
I’m playing for Farmers and Merchants Bank Team as co-sponsor.

When did you start playing polo?
1984

What do you love most about the sport?
Everything, the horses, the teamwork, the pure joy of playing.

What is the most challenging aspect of polo?
It is like chess, the better you get the more complicated you realize it is.

Tell us about your horses, or your favorite horse!
I have 16 right now, 2 homebreds, one of whom will start playing polo this summer. He is named JD after my husband because he was born on Father’s Day and is adorable. His brother Poseidon grew too large for polo and is a jumper. The rest are mares and  I love each and every one-they are my warrior queens!

What is your favorite post-match meal? McConnells Ice Cream is my go-to for early game meals. Lucky’s after late games!

What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara when you’re off duty?
There are so many wonderful things to do in the area it is difficult to choose but I do love to ride to the beach and play with the horses in the surf.

Where will polo take you next this year?
Indio, Palm Beach, and, I hope, India!

Photo Credit: Gary Moss/805 Living


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Polo in Paradise Returns May 6!

4/30/2018



The fields are groomed, the horses are at the ready and the best of the best competitors are headed to Santa Barbara for the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club 2018 Polo Season! Join us on Sunday, May 6, 2018 as we officially kick-off a season full of action-packed tournaments in one of the most prestigious equestrian venues on the West Coast… get your tickets online NOW!

The season kicks off May 6 with the Folded Hills Pope Challenge, (12 Goal Series). Check in for Sunday Polo begins at 2:00 pm, followed by the Pony Parade, the singing of the National Anthem, team introductions and the ball throw in at 3:00 pm. Sunday Polo is open to the public and General Admission tickets start at $12, with a variety of seating options including Grandstand Seating as well as Luxury Cabanas. View the full season schedule by clicking here. Tickets are available online here: General Admission is $12 online and $15 at the door, shaded General Admission is $22 online and $25 at the door.

The Club is introducing a change to the parking system for this season. Members and their guests will still receive complimentary valet parking through Blue Star Parking in the Main Entrance. Visitors (non-club members) attending Sunday Polo will follow signage indicating “Visitor Gate,” and park on Field 1.

Keep your Sunday funday rolling at the Patron Tequila After-Party, beginning immediately following the trophy presentation at Sunday Polo. The after-party will take place in the main clubhouse, as well as on the field, where guests can dance the night away with DJ Fab and enjoy drinks for purchase at the bar. The after-party on the season-opening weekend of May 6 will feature DJ Erik Lohr.


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Save the Date for these upcoming events!

4/30/2018



Save the date for these exciting special events this season at the Club, open to the public!

On Sunday, May 13, celebrate Mother’s Day at the club! Treat the mothers in your life to a day of polo in paradise, and enjoy bottomless mimosas for $15 (not included in your admission).

On Sunday, September 2, celebrate the end of the season at the Engel & Völkers After-Party, immediately following the thrilling Pacific Coast Open Final. Come for the match and stay for the after party!

On Saturday, September 8, don’t miss the second-annual Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival (tickets: from $65, early bird pricing is subject to availability, available at sbpoloandwine.com) from 12 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy two polo matches, nationally touring artists, and tastings from some of Santa Barbara's finest wineries.

Follow our social media channels for additional social events & happenings throughout the season: Instagram, Facebook,  and Twitter.


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Folded Hills and Santa Barbara Polo: A Perfect Match

4/30/2018



The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club welcomes Folded Hills Winery. Owners Andy and Kim Busch’s long legacy with the sport of polo and exquisite winery make this a perfect pairing. “At Folded Hills, we love to share the wonderful ranch lifestyle with families, polo teams, and now our new wine friends,” says Andy Busch.

Growing up in St. Louis, Andy helped run his family’s ancestral home, Grant’s Farm, caring for the land and hundreds of animals that lived on it – elephants, elk, bison, and Clydesdales, to name a few. It wasn’t until 1998 when he served as Captain of the USA Polo team at the World Cup that he and his wife Kim fell in love with the Santa Barbara lifestyle. They decided to raise their family on the California coast and longed to share with them the hard work and joys of ranch life… they found their place at Folded Hills. They poured their love into their land, and in 2014, after walking their hills, studying their soil and microclimate, they planted their first grapes: Grenache, Syrah, and a collection of Rhone whites.

Folded Hills wine is a tribute to family, past and present. “This is a heritage project for us,” shares Andy. “The wine has strong roots back to our St. Louis history. We love sharing these family stories that influence how many of our wines were named. The stories can also be found on the back of each bottle of wine.” Standout vintages that Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club guests will get to enjoy this season include the highly anticipated 2017 Estate Lilly Rosé, an estate rosé that’s an homage to Busch’s great-grandmother, Lilly Anheuser Busch and six generations of family women down to his granddaughter Lilly; Grant Grenache, which recalls President Ulysses S. Grant, previous owner of the ancestral home, Grant’s Farm, where Andy grew up; and August Red, a blend of Grenache and Syrah, named for Andy’s father and grandfather.

Their vineyards and winery allow them to pursue their passion for making wine, and provide a beautiful way to enrich and preserve the land for future generations. Folded Hills is a place to gather and share, to carry on our tradition of making friends. In honor of that, each wine they make is inspired by a piece of their family history.

Polo guests can look forward to sipping these wines all season, the perfect pairing for Sunday Funday! For more information about Folded Hills visit foldedhills.com or follow them @foldedhills.


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Friday Happy Hour Returns!

4/30/2018



Kick off every weekend this season by watching our Friday match accompanied by Happy Hour at the clubhouse, from 4 to 6 pm beginning May 4 (opening weekend) through October 12 (closing weekend). Whether you bring your friends or bring your family, Friday Happy Hour is the perfect way to start the weekend right! There will be small bites for purchase that pair perfectly with signature club cocktails, wine, and beer from the bar (open to the public). Happy Hour during the Pacific Coast Open will be on Thursdays, August 16, August 23, and August 30 from 4 to 6 pm.


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