If you think about Polo, you think about horses, excitement, luxury and ‘a sport for kings’.
A game of Central Asian origin, polo was first played in Persia (Iran) at dates given from the 6th century bc to the 1st century ad. Polo was at first a training game for cavalry units, usually the king’s guard or other elite troops. To the warlike tribesmen, who played it with as many as 100 to a side, it was a miniature battle.
In time polo became a Persian national sport played extensively by the nobility. Women as well as men played the game, as indicated by references to the queen and her ladies engaging King Khosrow II Parvīz and his courtiers in the 6th century ad.
Nowadays Polo is still ‘the king of sports’ and Sotogrande is the place to be.
Every year in July/August you can watch first class Polo players, during the International Polo Tournament at the Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande.
Also this year the 43rd International Polo Tournament, sponsored by Landrover, will take place.
Even more teams than last year, will come to Sotogrande to battle for the Bronze Cup, Silver Cup and Gold cup.
There are 9 polo fields, located at 3 different places: Los Piños, Rio Sotogrande and Puente de Hierro.
The fields at Los Piños are the ones, where all the semi-finals and finals will be played.
Sponsors have their own VIP-box, but of course you can take a seat in the public! There are specialty shops and a children’s playground.
A fantastic event, in a social and family friendly environment.
The Sotogrande Lifestyle at it’s best!