|Thomas Fire Update
All Santa Barbara County mandatory and
voluntary evacuation orders were lifted effective 9 am on December 21, 2017.
The fire crews and air support who have been utilizing the club fields for staging are returning home and it looks like things are returning to
normal. Thank you all for your support through these challenging times! We
were largely spared from the fire at the club and immediately around it. The
only impact we had was the poor air quality and thick ash. Our hearts go out to
those whom were directly affected.
Tennis Clubhouse Re-Opening
Thursday, December 28th
We are excited to
state that we will be re-opening our Tennis Clubhouse doors on Thursday,
December 28th. On Tuesday and Wednesday we are having the Tennis Clubhouse
professionally cleaned in preparation for our re-opening on Thursday. In order
to clean the inside, we need to have the exterior already cleaned, which will
take a few days, especially with a slim staff due to the holidays.
appreciate your patience with our clean-up efforts.
Wednesday, December 27th
Barns will reopen for
boarders on Wednesday, December 27th as planned.
Re-Opening Saturday, January 6th
The Polo Academy will
re-open January 6th, with the Adult Clinic at 9:30am and
lessons will resume as normal. The impact of
smoke and ash particles in the air and the ever changing conditions from the
Thomas Fire, we are taking this opportunity to let the horses have a much
needed rest. Horses have fragile respiratory systems and are extremely
sensitive to small particles created in the fire. Many of our horses are older
in age and therefore more susceptible to illness.
To learn more, please view an article published by UC Davis, click here.
Here, at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, we want to thank you for all of your endearing letters of support in care for the animals we temporarily housed, for our staff, and for your member community.
We are pouring our love out to our SB & Ventura community, as it repairs for the new year.
We look forward to re-opening our doors to you all very soon.
Merry Everything & Happy Always,
Your Community at SBPRC,