Sotogrande is situated in the province of Cádiz very close to San Roque and Gibraltar. It is one of the most elegant and sought after locations in Southern Spain, with an exclusive marina surrounded by beautifully situated bars and restaurants.

Santa María Polo Club has a total of nine playing fields, and the first one, ́La Playa`, was created in 1965 with the support of Enrique Zobel, a member of a well respected Spanish Filipino business family.  It took another two years before the first polo tournaments were played, and these were generally small competitions played between families and groups of friends.

Since the inauguration of the Santa María Polo Club in 1967, many important tournaments are played there every year. The renowned Gold Cup was first held in 1971 and to this day is very much a major fixture in the polo calendar. In 1990 the Summer Polo Tournament became a sponsored, professional event and there are now more than 30 teams and 1,000 horses competing, with many well known competitors from around the world.

The nine fields of the club are situated in three different locations – Los Pinos, Río Sotogrande, and Puente de Hierro with the stables also being located here. Within the stable area, there is a large specialised training arena for the horses and riders, this, and all stables are connected to a communications network via a sophisticated video surveillance system.

If you want to know more about all tournaments taking place throughout the Summer, visit

www.santamariapoloclub.com

Telephone: 956 610 012

Finca Los Pinos

Ctra. A7 (Dirección Málaga)

Salida A133 · 11310

Sotogrande · San Roque · Cádiz

Located at the very heart of the club is an elegant recreational and leisure area where you can relax with a chilled drink of your choice and enjoy one of the many delicious bites to eat. Maybe you`d like to enjoy a little shopping from one of the many stalls showcasing luxury brands, and also some lesser known individual ones, all offering excellent quality goods.

A host of international brand names sponsor and support club events here; to mention just a few – Bulgari, Cartier, Land Rover, Louis Vuitton, Porsche, Loewe and Hackett.

During the month of August, there is an exclusive area for members and holders of VIP passes, where in the evenings, “after polo” parties are hosted with amazing DJ sessions, enabling you to dance the night away!

A variety of different events can be organised by Santa María Polo Club – weddings, special parties, corporate presentations, product launches and virtually anything else you can think of! This is a stunning setting in which to hold your ́special event`, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of Southern Spain.

For those amongst you who yearn to be on horse back taking part in this energetic, elegant sport, polo clinics can be organised, where you will learn the rules by watching professional players, practice in the field with a polo mallet alongside explanations from the coach, and, under his supervision test your mallet skills with a wooden horse.

The Santa María Polo Club has a worthy foundation using ́hippotherapy ́; this is a specialised therapy that uses horse riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment to improve coordination, balance and strength. The word derives from Greek and literally means ́treatment with the help of the horse`.

The foundation has undertaken several training courses, both privately and with government institutions helping with the overall development and social integration of persons with any form of disability or marginalisation.

As you can see, the Santa María Polo Club has so much to offer in the way of entertainment, all taking place in a spectacular setting. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit, it comes highly recommended!