Middle and High School Competitive Polo Teams
South Bay Polo Interscholastic Season 2023-24
The winter 2023/2024 interscholastic season is coming up quickly. After a super successful 2022/23 season, we are looking forward to an even better 2023/24 season! Last year our Varsity Team won the Western Regional Tournament and qualified for NATIONALS! Our only loss all season was to Houston in the National semifinal. This year we are hoping for a repeat. In order to step up our game, I will be requiring regular attendance from all of our players! Polo needs to be a priority (second to family and schoolwork of course) if we plan to compete with the best in the nation.
Click here to view the 2023-24 Schedule. Players are expected to attend a minimum of 2 practices a week. Varsity players are expected to play club chukkars on both Saturdays and Sundays when we are not traveling for games.
This year I am hoping to have an Open Team and a Girls team. Both teams will practice regularly together. There will be days that one team will play and the other team will be expected to show up to help and support. Teamwork and supporting the other players is very important for our team dynamic.
In addition to our weekly practices, we will be traveling to games/clinics through out the season. If you want to be a starter on your respective teams, the Jared Sheldon clinic in Indio AND Mustang Madness are MANDATORY.
Attendance alone does not guarantee you a starting position on the team, but commitment to the team and regular practices will be given very high priority when selecting starters.
In addition to playing ability and experience, to qualify to play with the varsity team, Varsity players must own their pony or have a long-term rental agreement to play with the varsity team. The varsity players are asking much more of the horses than the South Bay school string can handle now. If you’re interested in leasing a horse for the season or are unsure if they qualify for the varsity team, please contact Fran ASAP to discuss the options available.
Costs (excludes travel/away game costs):
- Players with their own horse(s) not stabled at South Bay: $1000/season
- Players with their own horse(s) in full care at South Bay: included in board (board is $1650/mo for full care). Players are responsible for grooming for themselves at games and maintaining/cleaning their equipment. Hauling to Horsepark is included.
- Middle School players (including 2 arena chukkars on Tuesday (10/1-10/31) or Saturdays (11/1-3/1)): $1200/month
- JV/Middle School players (practices only, no chukkars): $850/month
Please let me know if your child would like to join the team this year.