Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club Kicks Off 2023 Season on May 7

Polo lessons are offered at club’s Polo Academy

Showcasing some of the world’s most talented polo players, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club’s 2023 season opens Sunday, May 7, with a record number of teams and players participating at every level.

“Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club has always been a coveted world-class destination for
polo players and enthusiasts alike,” said John Muse, board president of the Santa Barbara
Polo & Racquet Club. “It’s a place where players from around the world come to play against top-tier competition, while also experiencing the beauty of Santa Barbara.

“Our club’s long-standing reputation for providing a top-notch polo experience, paired with the stunning backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is why it continues to attract players and spectators from all corners of the world.

“We are honored to continue this tradition of excellence and look forward to another exciting season.”

The full 2023 season schedule can be found online here. Tickets can be purchased here.

The season opens with the 12 Goal Series (May and June) followed by the pinnacle 20 Goal or High Goal Series, (July and August), and closing out the season is the 8 Goal Series (September and October).

Spectators can watch polo on the fields all weekend, starting with the Friday Happy Hour match at 4 p.m., followed by Saturday matches (times vary, check website), and ending with Sunday Polo at 4 p.m.

The club also offers polo lessons and clinics at its Polo Academy and will host a variety of social events throughout the season.

“Our goal is to create an unforgettable day for everyone who visits the club, whether they are members of the club, lifelong polo fans, or experiencing the sport for the first time,” said David Sigman, the Polo & Racquet Club’s general manager.

“We are proud to offer our guests a truly unique experience, both on and off the field. With something for everyone, from families and kids to the social scene, to the players and teams that come here to compete among some of the world’s best – the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is one of the finest venues you’ll find in the country to enjoy the sport of polo, and so much more,” Sigman said.

For more about the club and to purchase tickets, visit

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