A couple of our Travel Consultants were lucky enough to head out to our beautiful polo farm in Sotogrande last Summer, working as part of their Concierge Team in and around the Guesthouse and stables. They had a fantastic time working at Polo Valley, discovering the thrilling sport of polo and sharing the special Polo Valley experience with guests throughout the summer. They have shared their experiences working behind the scenes and shed more light on what to expect on a Powder Byrne holiday at Polo Valley.
Imagine a beautiful sunny Spanish polo ranch where everything is taken care of and your adventurous family holiday is totally hassle-free and high-energy fun. As soon as you arrive at Polo Valley, the charming, experienced team will be there to welcome you through the gates and into the authentic Guesthouse before leading you through the stables and into the saddle of your hand-picked polo pony. Creating a fun and relaxing environment from the minute you arrive is part of the DNA at Polo Valley.
Learning to ride and play polo may seem like a daunting task, but really all you need is the passion and enthusiasm to learn. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced rider, the team of world-class polo professionals will have you galloping and striking the ball at speed in no time at all. It really is hassle-free too. Expertly trained ponies are brought right to your feet on the polo field by the team of grooms, there are different purpose-built areas for classes and practice, and all the equipment such as mallets, boots, knee-pads and helmets are prepared and hung up in the locker under your name tag. The smiley and efficient Concierge Team bring endless refreshments and words of encouragement to keep you going during your sessions, offering a comfortable shaded area to rest and relax right next to the polo field.
Everything about Polo Valley is designed for you to spend the maximum time riding and playing, trying out different ponies and being professionally coached, whilst at the same time offering a relaxed and fun holiday experience to share with your family in beautiful surroundings.
Our dedicated and experienced head polo professional, Santi, knows each pony intimately and will ensure you’re on the perfect horse that’s tailored to your style and experience so you can develop at your own pace. The Polo Valley team will polish your boots, clean your equipment and have everything set up and ready to go as soon as you arrive, everything’s possible and nothing is too much trouble. Daily chukkas are played from 5-7pm where you’ll have the chance to play alongside a pro, wearing Polo Valley shirts, or if you’re looking for a relaxing evening you can sit back alongside family and friends, gin & tonic in hand, and enjoy a game played by our instructors and professionals.
Another unique ranch experience at Polo Valley is our authentic Argentine Asado. This memorable BBQ will be hosted by our friendly gauchos at the edge of the polo field and right next to the stables, creating a spectacular view. What a way to spend the evening enjoying a private dining experience with the finest meats in a unique setting overlooking the manicured polo fields. It's guaranteed to be an experience you’ll never forget.
The Polo Valley Concierge team will always be on hand to help with all your local arrangements including making reservations at of the beautifully located and fabulous restaurants, or booking you into various local activities and anything else you should require during your stay. Our team at Polo Valley strive to make sure your time is freed up to do nothing but ride and relax while we take care of everything else, providing an experience you won’t find anywhere else and a family holiday experience like no other.
Call our travel consultants on 020 8246 5300 or enquire online to book your stay at Polo Valley.