Sarasota Polo Club is proud to announce their 30th anniversary season schedule in 2021! Established in 1991 as the first development in the award-winning, master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, the Sarasota Polo Club has a remarkable legacy. The club offers four months of polo, spanning from 4- to 14-goal and everything in between. Public polo matches are held every Sunday beginning December 13, 2020, through April 25, 2021.

In 1922 the property now known as Sarasota Polo Club was settled as a 28,000-acre timber ranch. Originally the cowboys who worked on the ranch began playing knock-around polo games in their free time. Ranch hands rode their quarter horses with stock saddles using make-shift equipment and knowing very little about polo, the cowboys played by their own rules. Eventually mallets, saddles and a few polo ponies were donated to the “cowboy games,” and a real polo club was born.

Spanning 130 perfectly manicured acres, Sarasota Polo Club’s world-class facilities include 45 private equestrian estates, seven bermuda grass polo fields, a regulation-sized polo arena, a half-mile all-weather training track, a stick-and-ball field, riding trails, on-site stabling for 300 horses, a member’s clubhouse and a midfield polo pavilion.

Tito's Handmade Vodka's James P. Uihlein and Barefield's Mark Mulligan rideoff. ©Julio Aguilar

James P. Uihlein of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Barefield’s Mark Mulligan rideoff. ©Julio Aguilar

New players can begin by taking lessons with one of the instructors at the club: Neil and Ashlie Osburg, Scott Lancaster or Stuart Campbell. After establishing a foundation, they progress to playing in the arena league and then on to playing chukkers on the grass in the club’s beginning Sunshine League. Once a player is ready for tournament polo they can join at a variety of levels.

Sarasota Polo Club is abiding by state and local regulations in regards to COVID-19 and has a variety of seating options for Sunday polo, including reserved fieldside tailgates and midfield VIP seating. Sarasota Polo Club also has open-air tents and buildings available for rent for groups. Each Sunday the club offers an opening parade, a live national anthem, halftime entertainment, food and drinks, and the traditional divot stomping.

For more information on Sarasota Polo Club visit their website at www.SarasotaPolo.com and follow the club on Facebook and Instagram (@SarasotaPolo).CLICK HERE TO VIEW SARASOTA POLO THE MAGAZINE.

Ten Oaks' Paige Boone with a beautiful backshot in front of a sold out crowd, San Saba's Kendall Plank close behind. ©Julio Aguilar

Ten Oaks’ Paige Boone with a beautiful backshot in front of a sold out crowd, San Saba’s Kendall Plank close behind. ©Julio Aguilar

2021 SARASOTA POLO SCHEDULE

Sarasota Polo Club is offering a 15% discount on entry fees paid one month prior to the tournament start date and a 20% discount if paid two months prior to the start date.

January

Wayne Brown Memorial (8-Goal)
Tournament Dates: January 8-17, 2021
Pricing: $5,500.00 (full team)

New Year’s Cup (4-Goal)
Tournament Dates: January 7-16, 2021
Pricing: $2,500.00 (full team)

*Gerry Aschinger Memorial (8-Goal)
Tournament Dates: January 22-31, 2021
Pricing: $5,500.00 (full team)

Sarasota Polo Club Cup (4-Goal)
Tournament Dates: January 21-30, 2021
Pricing: $2,500.00 (full team)

February

*Florida Circuit Officers Cup (8-Goal)
$25,000 Prize Money Purse

Tournament Dates: February 5-14, 2021
Pricing: $7,500.00 (full team)

Valentine’s Day Cup (4-Goal)
Tournament Dates: February 4-13, 2021
Pricing: $2,500.00 (full team)

Sarasota Women’s Challenge
Tournament Dates: February 22-28, 2021
Pricing: $2,000.00 (full team A Flight and B Flight)

March

*National Inter-Circuit Championship (8-12 Goal)
Tournament Dates: March 5-10, 2021
Pricing: $7,500.00 (full team)

*Florida Circuit Constitution Cup (6-Goal)
Tournament Dates: March 4-13, 2021
Pricing: $4,000.00 (full team)

*National Outdoor Commander-in-Chief Cup (10-12 Goal)
Tournament Dates: March 19-28, 2021
Pricing: $7,500.00 (full team)

*Florida Circuit Sportsmanship Cup (6-Goal)
Tournament Dates: March 18-27, 2021
Pricing: $4,000.00 (full team)

April

$25,000 Sarasota Polo Club Invitational (14-Goal)
Tournament Dates: April 2-11, 2021
Pricing: $10,000.00 (full team)

Ringling Cup (6-Goal)
Tournament Dates: April 2-11, 2021
Pricing: $4,000.00 (full team)

Pro-Am (6-8 Goal)
Tournament Dates: April 9-11, 2021
Pricing: $1,500.00 (half team)

Pro-Am (6-8 Goal)
Tournament Dates: April 16-18, 2021
Pricing: $1,500.00 (half team)

Pro-Am (6-8 Goal)
Tournament Dates: April 23-25, 2021
Pricing: $1,500.00 (half team)

*USPA Tournament

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